“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
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 … Read More
Using Hangouts for a live tutorial, but with a combination of bandwidth and user inexperience in handling bandwidth limitations, it ended in disappointment.
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
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 … Read More
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 … Read More
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 … Read More
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