Tito Ambyo – Fact Checking Your Mother

Leigh BlackallResearch and InnovationLeave a Comment

Tito Ambyo teaches Journalism Technologies for the Bachelor of Communication (Journalism) program at RMIT University, and in this recording he explains the second project in the course, Fact Check Your Mother. In the project people are required to produce a multi media web page, telling a story from their family history (this year on the topic of migration), demonstrating fact checking skills, … Read More

Collaborative Submissions to the Digital Economy Strategy

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City at night panorama

The Australian Department of Industry, Innovation and Science are calling for submissions to help form a Digital Economy Strategy in 2018. Perhaps this is an opportunity for your students, or research team to bring their ideas together and collaboratively prepare a submission. Submissions are due on 30 November 2017. A consultation paper has been published, containing 5 main sections: The … Read More

Talking the Walk: Innovating in footwear, Step 2

Emma YenchResearch and InnovationLeave a Comment

In an attempt to address this plaintive refrain and reduce the number of times Andrew needs to repeat standard demonstrations, basic machine and technique procedures have been filmed and edited into sequences of short videos, assembled into playlists in YouTube and linked to the relevant machine or tool by QR code. The hope is that this will help streamline the … Read More

Talking the walk: innovating in footwear. Step 1

Emma YenchResearch and Innovation1 Comment

“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

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

Howard ErreyResearch 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

The hackathon: Commons to Wikidata to Open Street Maps

Leigh BlackallResearch and Innovation2 Comments

From left: Leigh Blackall, Alex Lum, Cathy Leahy, Zainaindira Nehme and Jane McGlashan

We held a hackathon at the Learning and Teaching Conference this year, here’s what we made: A map of public art within 500m of the RMIT Campus After photographing instances of public art around the RMIT Melbourne City campus, uploading them to Wikimedia Commons and creating entries for each instance of public art on Wikidata, we then used Query to … 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

RMIT Teaching and Learning OpenConference and hackathon

Leigh BlackallResearch and Innovation2 Comments

24-25 October 2016 RMIT University How did it go? Two days working on questions relating to teaching, learning, education, data and data visualisation. If you’re curious, just come along for part or all of the event. If you’re wanting to propose a question for the group to work on, add it to the planning document. This event is an opportunity for … Read More

RMIT Vietnam Hackathon

Howard ErreyResearch and InnovationLeave a Comment

A number of us have been discussing how we might set up a data hackathon at RMIT Melbourne. It was great to find out that RMIT Vietnam is planning a hackathon with Facebook  on 30 – 31 July. They are keen to have more students take part and are extending the invitation more widely. Attendance in Ho Chi Minh is … Read More

Disruption in Innovation

Zaina Indira NehmeResearch and Innovation2 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