The hackathon: Commons to Wikidata to Open Street Maps

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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

YouTube at the School of Fashion and Textiles: Teaching YouTube to Teach

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Here’s an audio recording of a discussion about this project at the RMIT Learning and Teaching Conference for 2016. We’ve been working with teachers and students in the School of Fashion and Textiles, trying to get the most out of Youtube and other social media. This work stems from the Fashion Youtube project. We’ve shown teachers and students how to: set up and … Read More

Teaching Youtube to teach

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We’ve been helping Andrew Robinson develop a Youtube channel with videos that assist in his teaching of shoe making…

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

Post #COILCON Reflections

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It was terrific to travel to New York recently to attend the Centre for Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL) Conference. It provided great insights to both the international COIL Network and American public universities, especially the State University of New York (SUNY) who established and run COIL, and the City University of New York (CUNY) who physically hosted the event … Read More

Click here to Collaborate!

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Coil

Coiled by Arbyreed CC licence on Flickr Did you know RMIT is part of a global network enabling international online learning and teaching collaboration? For the last 10 years the State University of New York (SUNY) has been running a program linking collaboration activities between a network of international universities. The Centre for Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL) is running … 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

Online portfolios for professional communicators

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When your Google Search result is your #portfolio, the internet is your platform. #theinternetistheplatform What Ekaterina Tokareva and Lucinda Strahan teach Professional Communication Studio and ask their students to create a personal website as a portfolio. The question we wanted to address: How do third year students from an interdisciplinary media program articulate and showcase a clear and succinct professional … Read More