Disruption in Innovation

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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

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.

Youtube: a necessarily untidy guide to evolving innovation

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Computer screens

According to the RMIT College of Design and Social Context Program Annual Review data, Youtube is the second most used technology after the LMS. Until we get clarity about the turning on of Youtube accounts, should that ever occur, we find staff managing with various work-arounds in order for sensible use of Youtube to be enabled. Do not despair! As I have argued elsewhere, an online culture which seems outwardly messy may not at all be a bad thing.

Makerspaces

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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

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