Students as Co-Elaborators

Howard ErreyAssessment, Constructive alignment, Flexible learning, Student as producer, Uncategorized8 Comments

I was lucky, thanks to Arthur Shelley to be able to attend some of the Melbourne Creative conference this week. A number of  leading Knowledge Management experts including from NASA and Cirque du Soleil presented. A highlight for me however was Jean-Charles Calliez. Jean Charles is a lecturer in genetics in the 3rd year degree at the Catholic University of … 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

Disruption in Innovation

Zaina Indira NehmeCurrent issues, Featured, General, Other, Research and innovation, Solution development2 Comments

Some of you would have read my previous blog,  Reflecting upon the concept of Innovation, in which I shared some of my thoughts about the origin and definition of the term.  This time, however, I would like to turn my attention to another concept of similar importance, one that is becoming a “must have” ingredient in the recipe for innovation … Read More

Innovation opportunity

Howard ErreyCurrent issues, General0 Comments

Bikes

Funding is available for learning and teaching innovation projects targeted at sustainability. Sustainability can have a relatively open definition in this case and can be applicable as either environmental or social sustainability. Projects around curriculum design and digital delivery are welcome. Funding of up to $20,000 projects are available. There are also opportunities for seed funding and research fellowships. Details … 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

Learning spatial awareness: virtual reality and 360-degree video

Howard ErreyExamples of practice, Project partners, School of Architecture and Design, School of Property, Construction and Project Management, Video learning1 Comment

Person using Cardboard

Educators in areas such as Property Construction and Project Management, and Architecture and Design, need to provide building site experience for large numbers of students – in some cases hundreds per class. The practicalities of turning up to a major building site with large numbers of students for reasons such as safety, make these site visits increasingly difficult to organise.

Are we Making a Difference?

Howard ErreyCurrent issues, Learning analytics0 Comments

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

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