We’re back into the School of Education, this time out at Bundoora campus to help kick off their professional development program. Thembi Mason has been working with Nicky Carr to arrange a wide scoped professional development program with built in flexibility. This Thursday we’re helping out in a full day, to run through what we know about Video Teaching. This doc … Read More
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
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
You might remember my blog on Developing Skills for Blackboard published early in the year. Since our initial meeting with Josephine Ng, lots has happened in this project and amazing progress has been made. So far, Cathy and I have had the great pleasure of travelling twice to the quiet and lovely Bundoora campus this year to conduct drop-in sessions … Read More
Using Hangouts for a live tutorial, but with a combination of bandwidth and user inexperience in handling bandwidth limitations, it ended in disappointment.
Google+ Communities allow real-time collaboration, sharing and engagement while creating a repository of artefacts Related pattern: What Eloise Thomson teaches future teachers, and looks for ways to integrate technology into courses so that students can see examples of how to integrate it into their teaching. In “Geography in a Social Context” the in-class time is spent in workshops where students … Read More
Peter Rushbrook (Deputy Dean, Learning and Teaching) of the School of Education at Bundoora and Josephine Ng (Program Manager) met with Angela Nicolotteou (Manager of the DSC Digital Learning Team) to discuss how Digital Learning DSC can assist and support the academic staff in the Graduate Diploma in Education (Early Childhood) with the re-design, implementation and use of Blackboard for the delivery of … Read More
Virtual interviews (prerecorded videos using actors) for the careers advisers online course give students the opportunity to have more realistic scenarios with people seeking careers advice. Students enrolled in the Graduate Certificate/Diploma in Career Education and Development must take the course, Professional competencies, for career development practitioners. They are asked to work intensively with one of seven ‘virtual’ clients across … Read More