360 Imagery for Exhibitions

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Kevin Francke from RMIT Architecture and Design has begun trying out ways of using 3D photography and video. Check out the effect by clicking on the link above. Using the Ricoh Theta S, Kevin has created an album of 360 photographs taken at students’ exhibitions. You can view these images by visiting his gallery. Next up we are hoping to check …


The FutureLearn is Already Here?

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FutureLearn has arrived at RMIT. Two subject areas, one in the School of Media and Communications and one in Global Urban and Social Studies, have been selected for the first two MOOCs. The first is appropriately, Design Futures with Jeremy Yuille and Marius Foley, which evokes and includes as part of the design learning, the William Gibson quote: “The future is already here, it’s just not very evenly distributed”.

Starting on “I love blended learning”

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As I slowly familiarise myself with my new role, I am also making progress in learning more about the projects I will be leading and participating in for the first part of the year.  I have just returned from building 100, the Design Hub, where I met Soumitri Varadarajan (Deputy Dean Industrial and Interior Design) and Juan Sanin (Lecturer of Industrial …

Screen grab of the Wikidata website

How did Andy Mabbett’s presentation on Wikidata go?

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Andy Mabbett gave a presentation on Wikidata last week. 26 people attended, representing a range of organisations and interest areas. Wikimedia Australia sponsored the event with $200 toward catering. Given Andy’s current interest in Public Art, we have been trying to raise the interest of staff at the Public Art program, as well as in Architecture – given their 2015 project to engage Wikipedia and author pages about …

Person using Cardboard

Learning spatial awareness: virtual reality and 360-degree video

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Educators in areas such as Property Construction and Project Management, and Architecture and Design, need to provide building site experience for large numbers of students – in some cases hundreds per class. The practicalities of turning up to a major building site with large numbers of students for reasons such as safety, make these site visits increasingly difficult to organise.

Four Examples

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Here are four examples of good practice in online learning in DSC, drawn from the Whatonearth 2014 LTIF project. These examples cover practice in both VE and HE. They highlight exemplary use of Blackboard as well as innovative use of Google Sites and Communities.

3 Audio Feedback Tools

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In a recent discussion with Scott Mayson in RMIT Architecture and Design he highlighted the importance of voice nuance in studio assessment feedback. He explained how feedback often contains subtle (and valuable) emotional content that can be missed when feedback is in text only. Most of us are already aware of the audio feedback tool in Grademark. This tool enables …


Digital VET project winners

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Funding recipients for round 1 of the VET Development Centre competitive project grants for 2015 have been announced. The successful RMIT projects are: Architecture and Design – Building capacity to use Google Tools for online and blended course delivery in Interior Design & Decoration programs: Jenny Woods Project Manager – for $20,000 Architecture and Design – Using Google Tools to …