Disruption in Innovation

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Some of you would have read my previous blog,  Reflecting upon the concept of Innovation, in which I shared some of my thoughts about the origin and definition of the term.  This time, however, I would like to turn my attention to another concept of similar importance, one that is becoming a “must have” ingredient in the recipe for innovation … Read More

Can we teach the machine to teach?

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When Michael Wesch published the short video The Machine is (Using) Us in 2007, he was summarising a long discussion about digitisation and hypertext, search engine algorithms and optimisation (SEO), The Singularity, The Semantic Web, Crowd Source, Open Source, Peer to Peer (P2P), Artificial Intelligence (AI) and many other ideas all within four and a half minutes. The core question … Read More

Staff profiles

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The ideal When I look up a teacher or academic, a rich array of images, videos, presentations, publications, websites comes up in the search results. Top of the list is either their website or the staff profile for their primary place of work. The reality Most often than not, no images, no videos, no presentations, a few inaccessible publications, and … Read More

Digital identity for journalists

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Nobody knows who I am

As part of a project we have running with the journalism program, specifically around their international work placements in the 3rd year, we’ve been asked to present our thinking on managing a professional online identity. Professional online identity management Our best articulation of the idea to date is found in Leigh’s post: Online identity, workspaces and folios – a celebration of awareness An … Read More

How did Andy Mabbett’s presentation on Wikidata go?

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Screen grab of the Wikidata website

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 … Read More

Youtube and the School of Fashion

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Digital Learning DSC will support staff in the school to set up and manage their own Youtube channels, as well as support the School in setting up co-managed Youtube channels

Combining WordPress with G+ Pages and G+ Communities

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Sometimes a coordinator finds it preferable or necessary to create a website for a program or course, so that students, guests and others can easily access it before, during or after the timetable. Common choices for creating the website include: GoogleSite: RMIT supported, low level of difficulty to use, doesn’t display on mobile well, not exportable. Blogger: RMIT supported, mid to low … Read More

When using Google+ Communities, setup as Not Restricted Public or Private

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  If you’ve been using Google+ Communities in your work with RMIT, chances are you’ve hit a wall if you’ve tried to: Invite outsiders to contribute (guest presenters, industry reps, or collaborators from partner institutions, etc), Create an Event that uses Hangouts on Air (video streaming or recorded meetings). Join a G+Page to that Community These three things (possibly more) aren’t possible … Read More