Chat is where it’s at

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chat is where it's at

I recently went travelling to a wonderful and remote part of Indonesia called Ternate. As outsiders we were a relative novelty and over a week said yes to hundreds of selfie requests from the locals. I went to see if this hunger for connection was also the case online, especially as the Indonesians are known to be big Twitter users. … Read More

Above all humans conference

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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

3 Data and Analytics events

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We’re hitting the ground running with data wrangling this year. Here are three events you might like to check out.   1. Wikidata with Andy Mabbett This is a seminar and networking event centered around wikidata projects. Wikidata is the creation of international, multilingual databases, for example the geo locations of public art, or the names and basic biographical data of female … Read More

Learning spatial awareness: virtual reality and 360-degree video

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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.

2015 was just the beginning

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2015 saw the establishment of the Digital Learning Team in the College. With the edict to ‘support digital learning and teaching’ in DSC and a team of 5 educational developers (2 working on GLbD full time) we set off to engage with teaching and support staff through projects, professional development activities and the e-learning innovation incubator (EII). Soon we were busy working with … Read More

Browse. Search. Explore. Connect.

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Photo Credit Bill Bartee @ flickr.com There is a difference between a browser and a search engine. Browsers access information on the Internet, whereas a search engine points you in the right direction of a website that relates to the word you typed in.   Whether you call them “browsers” or”search engines”, it’s important to understand that RMIT has recommended tools when … Read More

Extracurricular activity

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The Extracurricular Activity G+ Community

The Discipline-Related Extracurricular Activity research project is the 2015 Teaching Fellowship in the College of Design and Social Context, RMIT. Noel Maloney is the research fellow for this project, coming from the College of Media and Communications where he teaches screen writing. Noel is working with teachers and academics across the college, the project will explore how extracurricular activity can enhance student … Read More

Apps and Add-ons: the Google Glue

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A lot of the functionality of the Google in Education suite at RMIT requires that Google Apps and Add-ons be made available. I have considerable empathy for those such as Paul Gough our Pro Vice-Chancellor and Vice President of the College of Design and Social Context. Paul set up a blog last year and diligently went about it using the university … Read More