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 …

Bulgarian WordPress Camp

WordPress, pros and cons

Examples of practice, How to, Resources, Student as producer 4 Comments

I’ve been asked to talk briefly to the pros and cons of WordPress, in the ODLT’s session on the RMIT Digital Ecosystem. Not all the elements of RMIT’s system could fit into a single seminar, so I appreciate the opportunity to talk about a thing that falls outside RMIT, and to quietly point to what we know of a wider realm …

3 Data and Analytics events

Current issues, Learning analytics 3 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 …

Are we Making a Difference?

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Spiros Soulis and Howard Errey got together to discuss this question in a cafe. It was very noisy. Instead they decided to open a Google Doc and write. Spiros: Are we really making a difference to the student experience? Looking at the graduation ceremony from my Ivory tower, I didn’t feel a sense of emotion or nostalgia, and trust me …

Four Examples

Examples of practice, Project partners, School of Architecture and Design, School of Global, Urban and Social Studies, School of Media and Communication, Student as producer Leave a Comment

Here are four examples of good practice in online learning in DSC, drawn from the Whatonearth 2014 LTIF project. These examples cover practice in both VE and HE. They highlight exemplary use of Blackboard as well as innovative use of Google Sites and Communities.

New York

New York Study Tour

Examples of practice, Experience, Global, Mobile learning, Project partners, School of Media and Communication, Strategic alignment Leave a Comment

It was a pleasure to be able to speak with Kerin Elsum’s students about curating the material they develop during their current study tour of New York. Students in the Bachelor of Advertising do an annual study tour to New York. While there they get the opportunity to gain experience within 3 media design studios including Sesame Street! As preparation for …

“How Not to Be Seen: A F**king Didactic Educational .MOV File”

Art thinking, Current issues, Project partners, School of Art 1 Comment

This opinion piece was originally published on Leigh Blackall’s blog, as both notes from a conference in DSC and an opinion to offer and connect with people in the School of Art. It does not necessarily represent the views of Digital Learning or the College of Design and Social Context.

Googleplex welcome sign

Online identity, work spaces and folios – a celebration of awareness

Current issues, Portfolios 3 Comments

  Who are you? Shall we start with a quick Google search on your name? Web, image, video, news, and scholar. I do it as a matter of course when considering new people to work with, or in preparation for applying for work. I want to know what a person looks like; to gain some insight into how they work …

Exploration and Innovation street signs

Innovation within and beyond the academy

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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 …