Students as Co-Elaborators

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I was lucky, thanks to Arthur Shelley to be able to attend some of the Melbourne Creative conference this week. A number of  leading Knowledge Management experts including from NASA and Cirque du Soleil presented. A highlight for me however was Jean-Charles Calliez. Jean Charles is a lecturer in genetics in the 3rd year degree at the Catholic University of … Read More

Youtube, machine learning and professional networks in Fashion

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The School of Fashion and Textiles has invited us back to their annual professional development day, to give an update on the work we started last year. We’ve also been asked to run a workshop to help others get started with the methods in using Youtube, creating a professional website and connecting into a professional network. The presentation We’ll go … Read More

Self-Determination in Education

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What can education learn from one of the most important principles in Social Work practice: the principle of Self-Determination? Let me share a story with you and we’ll start to formulate an answer.   Over five years ago, I had the challenging and rewarding experience of completing field placement in a Aged Care Psychiatric Assessment Team, as part of my … Read More

The hackathon: Commons to Wikidata to Open Street Maps

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From left: Leigh Blackall, Alex Lum, Cathy Leahy, Zainaindira Nehme and Jane McGlashan

We held a hackathon at the Learning and Teaching Conference this year, here’s what we made: A map of public art within 500m of the RMIT Campus After photographing instances of public art around the RMIT Melbourne City campus, uploading them to Wikimedia Commons and creating entries for each instance of public art on Wikidata, we then used Query to … Read More

“I Want Some Digital Literacy”

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Digital literacy is like the green Volkswagen in the Steve McQueen chase scene from Bullitt. We don’t see it yet it is always there. Nobody comes along to university or our support services saying “I want some digital literacy”. Yet we always have to have it as part of our teaching and learning considerations. As part of the Learning and … Read More

Makerspaces, 3d printing and collaborative learning events

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Following on from our tours of the Library at the Dock, and RMIT’s AMP Centre discussed in this post, we visited, along with a small group of Education staff, the RMIT FabShop (short for Fabrication Workshop) at the Brunswick Campus. For those of you who haven’t heard of Fabrication Workshops before, otherwise known as Maker Labs or Maker Spaces, they … Read More

Makerspaces and 3d printing: a learning excursion

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Recently the ABC’s Four Corners aired a program (Future Proof) which ponders the question of how best to prepare the coming generations for jobs that don’t yet exist in a future we can’t yet imagine. Featured on the program was the Australian Science and Mathematics School where the students are learning in a very different way to what most would recognise as a … Read More

Designing an advanced online learning environment for higher education

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Assessment, Constructive alignment, Current thinking in learning design, Experience, Featured, Flexible learning, General, Learning analytics, Learning Management Systems, LMS, Micro credentialling, Mobile learning, MOOCs, Open education resources, Portfolios, Social learning, Student as producer, Student response, Systems, Video learning, Workplace based learning 4 Comments

Ice spiral

We’ve been thinking a lot about learning environments in higher education, and have started to develop a set of design principles