The New Google Sites

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The new Google sites is available both on RMIT and private accounts. They are not replacing the classic sites – see the section on Migration below. There are a number of new features of this long overdue refresh providing a new ease and speed in creating content that also removes several complications. Due to the ease and speed with which …

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 …

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 …

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

The hackathon: Commons to Wikidata to Open Street Maps

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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 …

“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 …

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 …

RMIT Vietnam Hackathon

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A number of us have been discussing how we might set up a data hackathon at RMIT Melbourne. It was great to find out that RMIT Vietnam is planning a hackathon with Facebook  on 30 – 31 July. They are keen to have more students take part and are extending the invitation more widely. Attendance in Ho Chi Minh is …

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 …

Ice spiral

Designing an advanced online learning environment for higher education

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

Online learning is nowhere near here, but is everywhere else instead

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Recently the DSC Academic Development Group asked the digital learning team to present examples and discussion points on successful online learning. Mark Smithers, Andrea McLagan and Leigh Blackall contributed. Their presentations were recorded on screen and with a room area microphone. This is Leigh’s contribution – links to Andrea and Mark’s presentations forthcoming. Video Here is the video of Leigh’s contribution …