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

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

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

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

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

Drones at RMIT Event

Howard ErreyFeatured, Research and innovation0 Comments

The federal government has recently passed legislation allowing drones under 2kg to be flown without user certification. This has opened the market to innovations from companies competing for consumer interest, including Go-Pro enthusiasts. With the push for STEM education drones will become commonplace in schools alongside makers spaces and virtual reality. The drone companies are already stepping into the education … 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

RMIT Teaching and Learning OpenConference and hackathon

Leigh BlackallFeatured, Learning analytics, Other, Research and innovation, Solution development, Systems, TLConf20162 Comments

24-25 October 2016 RMIT University How did it go? Two days working on questions relating to teaching, learning, education, data and data visualisation. If you’re curious, just come along for part or all of the event. If you’re wanting to propose a question for the group to work on, add it to the planning document. This event is an opportunity for … Read More

Collecting distributed network data for analysis of learning

Leigh BlackallExperience, Learning analytics, Project types, Research and innovation, Solution development, Strategic alignment, Systems0 Comments

I recorded a conversation with Kirsty Kitto and Leo Gaggle, the most knowledgable people I know when it comes to #xapi   #LRS  and #learninganalytics  applied in distributed networks (the Internet, or “the wild” as Kirsty likes to call it). Kirsty leads a national OLT project to the tune of $320000 over 2 years, developing a toolkit (available on GitHub) … Read More

Makerspaces and 3d printing: a learning excursion

Emma YenchCurrent issues, Featured, General, Research and innovation, School of Education, Strategic alignment, Student as producer2 Comments

Recently the ABC’s Four Corners aired a program (Future Proof) which ponders the question of how best to prepare the coming generations for jobs that don’t yet exist in a future we can’t yet imagine. Featured on the program was the Australian Science and Mathematics School where the students are learning in a very different way to what most would recognise as a … Read More