The New Google Sites

Educational Technology6 Comments

The new Google sites is available both on RMIT and private accounts. They are not replacing the classic sites – see the section on Migration below. There are a number of new features of this long overdue refresh providing a new ease and speed in creating content that also removes several complications. Due to the ease and speed with which … Read More

Practical Analytics

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In 2015 we ran our practical analytics project.  As well as using feedback from student activity to improve course design we also ran a number of events. You can view the blogs where videos of many of these events are available. www.practicalanalytic.wordpress.com. One major achievement from the project was how Kat Daley from Global Urban and Social Studies was able … Read More

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

Drones at RMIT Event

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The federal government has recently passed legislation allowing drones under 2kg to be flown without user certification. This has opened the market to innovations from companies competing for consumer interest, including Go-Pro enthusiasts. With the push for STEM education drones will become commonplace in schools alongside makers spaces and virtual reality. The drone companies are already stepping into the education … Read More

Your Chance to Go Global

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Since my last most recent COIL update, there has been a lot going on in the background to initiate COIL activities at RMIT. We have been busy seeking out potential collaboration partners. Interest has been shown from DSC Schools of Media and Communications, and Global Urban and Social Studies, as well as from the College of Business and RMIT Vietnam. At … Read More

Scoping the Global Logistics of Sustainable Fashion MOOC

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Ben Stranieri and I have been looking at how an introductory MOOC could be shaped from his current logistics in fashion and textiles course. The course is the associate degree in Global Logistics (from 2017 the title will be Global Impacts: Fashion Merchandise). After initial interest from Ben we were given permission to scope the possibilities. RMIT School of Fashion … Read More

Scoping the Global Logistics of Sustainable Fashion MOOC

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Ben Stranieri and I have been looking at how an introductory MOOC could be shaped from his current logistics in fashion and textiles course. The course is the associate degree in Global Logistics (from 2017 the title will be Global Impacts: Fashion Merchandise). http://www1.rmit.edu.au/courses/044998 . After initial interest from Ben we were given permission to scope the possibilities. RMIT School … Read More