Talking the Walk: Innovating in footwear, Step 2

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In an attempt to address this plaintive refrain and reduce the number of times Andrew needs to repeat standard demonstrations, basic machine and technique procedures have been filmed and edited into sequences of short videos, assembled into playlists in YouTube and linked to the relevant machine or tool by QR code. The hope is that this will help streamline the …

User Experience Design

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Some UX Design methods can be helpful in some situations in education, such as when a team of teachers and people supporting them need a shared understanding to coordinate their efforts. Can the library use UX Design with Subject Guides? I’m involved in a project with the library, to look at their Subject Guides. Part of that project is to use …

Talking the walk: innovating in footwear. Step 1

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“We want to have more contact with industry”. “We don’t know where we go from here”, “We don’t have enough skill to go out on our own, we wish the program was longer” “We wish graduates had more business skills”. You may or may not be familiar with these or similar comments from your students and industry partners. They most …

And I’ll take the Low Road: Innovative Online and Maker Space Design

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I am curious that a number of architecture books have been very influential in online design. These include the classic A Pattern Language and more recently Dan Hill’s Dark Matter and Trojan Horses. Stewart Brand’s How Buildings Learn is one such book. This fortunately became a BBC television series, curiously the first ever digital television show, with a quaint analogue …

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 …

Making use of the National VET Repository

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Last year I made some preliminary investigating how we might make better use of resources available in the National VET Repository. This is a repository of learning objects and toolboxes that have been built over many years to support specific industry vocational demands across Australia. As a lot of vocational content within the national training system requires relative uniformity in …

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 …

Be Blackboard and Google Drive/Apps ready for semester 2

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The beginning of a new semester can be a daunting experience not only for students but for teachers as well; in particular for those who are teaching for the first time, are relatively new to teaching or simply are returning to teaching after a break.  Teachers often get asked: “Are you ready to go? and the answer to this is …

How to create a QR code with Google URL Shortner

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Last week we showed you Andrew Robinson’s work creating videos and uploading them into Youtube playlists, and then printing QR codes to link to those videos. Here’s a very quick video instruction on how to generate those QR codes using Google URL Shortner, and how to print them to an appropriate size. Apologies for the orientation of my screen, the key …

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 …