21 ways to use video in your teaching

Leigh BlackallContent development, DSC, Examples of practice, Experience, How to, Professional development, Project partners, Project types, Resources, Strategic alignment, Video learning1 Comment

We have a page for over all Video Teaching that gives a snapshot of other pages and blog posts that have the category “How to” with a corresponding tag relevant to video, such as “Youtube“, “Hangouts” or “Video“. Here are 21 articles from that archive that you might find useful if you’re thinking to use video in your teaching, or if … Read More

Talking the Walk: Innovating in footwear, Step 2

Emma YenchContent development, Current issues, Examples of practice, Flexible learning, Learning design, Mobile learning, Pathways, Professional development, Project partners, Project types, School of Fashion and Textiles, Strategic alignment, Video learning, Vocational Education0 Comments

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 … Read More

User Experience Design

Leigh BlackallContent development, Current issues, Experience, Learning analytics, Learning design, Library, Project partners, Project types, Research and innovation, Resources, Solution development, Strategic alignment, Systems0 Comments

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 … Read More

Talking the walk: innovating in footwear. Step 1

Emma YenchContent development, Current issues, Examples of practice, Featured, Industry and experience, Learning design, Pathways, Portfolios, Project partners, Project types, School of Fashion and Textiles, Social learning, Strategic alignment, Vocational Education1 Comment

“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 … Read More

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

Howard ErreyContent development, Learning design, Research and innovation4 Comments

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 … Read More

The hackathon: Commons to Wikidata to Open Street Maps

Leigh BlackallContent development, Featured, Global, Open education resources, Professional development, Research and innovation, Resources, School of Art, Solution development, Student as producer, Systems, TLConf20162 Comments

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

Making use of the National VET Repository

Howard ErreyContent development, Industry and experience, Learning design, LMS, Resources, Vocational Education3 Comments

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 … Read More

360 Imagery for Exhibitions

Howard ErreyContent development, Project partners, Project types, School of Architecture and Design0 Comments

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 … Read More

Be Blackboard and Google Drive/Apps ready for semester 2

Zaina Indira NehmeContent development, Current issues, DSC, Featured, General, How to, Learning design, Learning Management Systems, LMS, Other, Professional development, Project partners, Project types, Resources, Strategic alignment, Systems0 Comments

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 … Read More

How to create a QR code with Google URL Shortner

Leigh BlackallContent development, Experience, Featured, How to, Professional development, Project partners, Project types, Research and innovation, Resources, School of Fashion and Textiles, Solution development, Strategic alignment, Systems0 Comments

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 … Read More