Youtube, machine learning and professional networks in Fashion

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The School of Fashion and Textiles has invited us back to their annual professional development day, to give an update on the work we started last year. We’ve also been asked to run a workshop to help others get started with the methods in using Youtube, creating a professional website and connecting into a professional network. The presentation We’ll go …

Talking the walk: innovating in footwear. Step 1

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Content 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 Education 1 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 …

Brownie and a cub compare badges. Photo by Paul Hourigan on Wikimedia Commons

Badges: identify talent and brand by association

Current issues, Featured, Industry and experience, Micro credentialling, Pathways, Project partners, Project types, Research and innovation, School of Media and Communication, Solution development, Strategic alignment 4 Comments

Here’s the summary of our longer paper. Please see the full paper (linked and embedded below) for references and discussion supporting this summary: In 2015 we used RMIT University’s Graduate Futures Careers Fund to pilot badges as a possible way to improve the employment prospects of graduates from the Advertising Degree. Through iterative action research we developed, tested and reviewed: …

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 …

Making use of the National VET Repository

Content development, Industry and experience, Learning design, LMS, Resources, Vocational Education 3 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 …

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 …

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 …

Presenting

Presenting ideas for industry research

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Tony Cooper has asked for a range of ideas and ways for people to communicate their Trend Report Folio assignment, undertaken in the Fashion and Textiles Industry Research course.   Your audience will be fatigued Put yourselves in their shoes, they have to look at a bunch of these in the same compressed time-frame. They’ve been doing this for years now. They are looking to quickly categorise and …

Nobody knows who I am

Digital identity for journalists

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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 …

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 …