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

WordPress, pros and cons

Leigh BlackallEducational Technology4 Comments

Bulgarian WordPress Camp

I’ve been asked to talk briefly to the pros and cons of WordPress, in the ODLT’s session on the RMIT Digital Ecosystem. Not all the elements of RMIT’s system could fit into a single seminar, so I appreciate the opportunity to talk about a thing that falls outside RMIT, and to quietly point to what we know of a wider realm … Read More

3 Data and Analytics events

Leigh BlackallResearch and Innovation3 Comments

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

Are we Making a Difference?

Howard ErreyLearning Experience DesignLeave a Comment

Spiros Soulis and Howard Errey got together to discuss this question in a cafe. It was very noisy. Instead they decided to open a Google Doc and write. Spiros: Are we really making a difference to the student experience? Looking at the graduation ceremony from my Ivory tower, I didn’t feel a sense of emotion or nostalgia, and trust me … Read More

Four Examples

Howard ErreyPedagogy, Andragogy and HeutagogyLeave a Comment

Here are four examples of good practice in online learning in DSC, drawn from the Whatonearth 2014 LTIF project. These examples cover practice in both VE and HE. They highlight exemplary use of Blackboard as well as innovative use of Google Sites and Communities.

New York Study Tour

Howard ErreyPedagogy, Andragogy and HeutagogyLeave a Comment

New York

It was a pleasure to be able to speak with Kerin Elsum’s students about curating the material they develop during their current study tour of New York. Students in the Bachelor of Advertising do an annual study tour to New York. While there they get the opportunity to gain experience within 3 media design studios including Sesame Street! As preparation for … Read More