The FutureLearn is Already Here?

Howard ErreyCurrent issues, MOOCs, Open education resources, Project partners, School of Architecture and Design, School of Media and Communication0 Comments

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FutureLearn has arrived at RMIT. Two subject areas, one in the School of Media and Communications and one in Global Urban and Social Studies, have been selected for the first two MOOCs. The first is appropriately, Design Futures with Jeremy Yuille and Marius Foley, which evokes and includes as part of the design learning, the William Gibson quote: “The future is already here, it’s just not very evenly distributed”.

Chat is where it’s at

Howard ErreyExamples of practice, Mobile learning2 Comments

chat is where it's at

I recently went travelling to a wonderful and remote part of Indonesia called Ternate. As outsiders we were a relative novelty and over a week said yes to hundreds of selfie requests from the locals. I went to see if this hunger for connection was also the case online, especially as the Indonesians are known to be big Twitter users. … Read More

Above all humans conference

Zaina Indira NehmeCurrent issues, General0 Comments

Above all human

On Friday the 29th of January I had the opportunity to attend the Above all human conference in Melbourne.  Although it was a wet and cold summer day, there was a great buzz of enthusiasm and motivation coming from the delegates. According the organisers, the conference was about “startup founders, makers, designers and innovators who want to do great things, build innovative … Read More

3 Data and Analytics events

Leigh BlackallCurrent issues, Learning analytics3 Comments

We’re hitting the ground running with data wrangling this year. Here are three events you might like to check out.   1. Wikidata with Andy Mabbett This is a seminar and networking event centered around wikidata projects. Wikidata is the creation of international, multilingual databases, for example the geo locations of public art, or the names and basic biographical data of female … Read More

2015 was just the beginning

angelanicolettouCurrent issues, General0 Comments

2015 saw the establishment of the Digital Learning Team in the College. With the edict to ‘support digital learning and teaching’ in DSC and a team of 5 educational developers (2 working on GLbD full time) we set off to engage with teaching and support staff through projects, professional development activities and the e-learning innovation incubator (EII). Soon we were busy working with … Read More

Student and academic needs

Erika Beljaars-HarrisCurrent issues, General0 Comments

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Samuel Buemi states, “Somewhere along the line, our excitement over the latest technological tools has started focusing on the wrong thing.” The excitement ought to reside in the praxis of teaching, not the use of technology. I see many of us at a crossroads of sorts.” It is possible that higher education institutions are focusing on technology and not on … Read More

Innovation within and beyond the academy

Erika Beljaars-HarrisCurrent issues, General0 Comments

Exploration and Innovation street signs

The 5th annual Thomson Reuters Top 100 Global Innovators showcasing the world’s 100 most innovative organizations is available. Each year, the Thomson Reuters Top 100 Global Innovators program recognizes the world’s leading companies, industries and regions. The innovators are identified annually through a series of trusted patent-related metrics that get to the essence of what it means to be truly … Read More

Joggobot: A companion for physical activity

Erika Beljaars-HarrisCurrent issues, General0 Comments

At RMIT there is a group of researchers investigating how and if a robot can be a companion when we exercise or jog. Called the Joggobot, the robot is able to track the position of the jogger via a camera and detection software. The Joggobot hovers beside and above the jogger and reacts to a myriad of elements, just as the … Read More