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

Youtube, machine learning and professional networks in Fashion

Leigh BlackallCurrent issues, Examples of practice, Industry and experience, Pathways, Portfolios, Professional development, Project partners, Project types, Research and innovation, School of Fashion and Textiles, Social learning, Strategic alignment, Student as producer, Video learning0 Comments

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 … 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

Badges: identify talent and brand by association

Leigh BlackallCurrent issues, Featured, Industry and experience, Micro credentialling, Pathways, Project partners, Project types, Research and innovation, School of Media and Communication, Solution development, Strategic alignment4 Comments

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

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: … Read More

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

Leigh BlackallExperience, Featured, Global, Industry and experience, Pathways, Research and innovation, School of Fashion and Textiles, Systems, TLConf20160 Comments

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

Staff profiles

Leigh BlackallExamples of practice, Experience, Global, Industry and experience, Learning analytics, Learning design, Pathways, Portfolios, Professional development, Project partners, Research and innovation, Resources, Social learning, Solution development, Strategic alignment, Systems0 Comments

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

Online portfolios for professional communicators

Leigh BlackallExamples of practice, Experience, Global, Industry and experience, Pathways, Project partners, School of Media and Communication, Social learning, Strategic alignment, Student as producer, Systems4 Comments

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

Youtube and the School of Fashion

Leigh BlackallContent development, Current issues, Examples of practice, Experience, Global, Industry and experience, Learning analytics, Learning design, Pathways, Professional development, Project partners, Project types, Research and innovation, Resources, School of Fashion and Textiles, Social learning, Solution development, Strategic alignment, Systems, Video learning5 Comments

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

Displaying ONPhD badges

Leigh BlackallExperience, Industry and experience, Pathways, Project types, Research and innovation, School of Media and Communication, Systems0 Comments

I’ve spent a few hours today revisiting badges. I wanted to work out how to display badges on my LinkedIn profile. To date, I’ve used Credly to issue, receive and manage badges. Turns out it’s simple to link Credly badges to LinkedIn, as well as embed Credly badges on any website with the supplied iFrame code (Having trouble getting it visible … Read More

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

Leigh BlackallCurrent issues, Experience, How to, Pathways, Professional development, Project types, Resources, Solution development, Strategic alignment, Systems2 Comments

  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