And I’ll take the Low Road: Innovative Online and Maker Space Design

Content development, Learning design, Research and innovation 4 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

Makerspaces, 3d printing and collaborative learning events

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Examples of practice, Featured, Professional development, Project types, Social learning, Student as producer 1 Comment

Following on from our tours of the Library at the Dock, and RMIT’s AMP Centre discussed in this post, we visited, along with a small group of Education staff, the RMIT FabShop (short for Fabrication Workshop) at the Brunswick Campus. For those of you who haven’t heard of Fabrication Workshops before, otherwise known as Maker Labs or Maker Spaces, they … Read More

Makerspaces and 3d printing: a learning excursion

Current thinking in learning design, Featured, General, Research and innovation, Strategic alignment, Student as producer 2 Comments

Recently the ABC’s Four Corners aired a program (Future Proof) which ponders the question of how best to prepare the coming generations for jobs that don’t yet exist in a future we can’t yet imagine. Featured on the program was the Australian Science and Mathematics School where the students are learning in a very different way to what most would recognise as a … Read More

Makerspaces

Current thinking in learning design 1 Comment

The year is 2020. The third global crash of 2017 has really shattered the Australian economy. This day, I walked into what used to be one of many ‘big box’ retail outlets strung out along Canterbury Road in Bayswater’s industrial precinct. I think this one used to be a Bunnings. I had an idea for a bag, and needed the … Read More