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
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
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
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
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
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.
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