Youtube, machine learning and professional networks in Fashion

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The School of Fashion and Textiles has invited us back to their annual professional development day, to give an update on the work we started last year. We’ve also been asked to run a workshop to help others get started with the methods in using Youtube, creating a professional website and connecting into a professional network. The presentation We’ll go … Read More

Online learning is nowhere near here, but is everywhere else instead

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Recently the DSC Academic Development Group asked the digital learning team to present examples and discussion points on successful online learning. Mark Smithers, Andrea McLagan and Leigh Blackall contributed. Their presentations were recorded on screen and with a room area microphone. This is Leigh’s contribution – links to Andrea and Mark’s presentations forthcoming. Video Here is the video of Leigh’s contribution … Read More

Can we teach the machine to teach?

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When Michael Wesch published the short video The Machine is (Using) Us in 2007, he was summarising a long discussion about digitisation and hypertext, search engine algorithms and optimisation (SEO), The Singularity, The Semantic Web, Crowd Source, Open Source, Peer to Peer (P2P), Artificial Intelligence (AI) and many other ideas all within four and a half minutes. The core question … Read More

Staff profiles

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The ideal When I look up a teacher or academic, a rich array of images, videos, presentations, publications, websites comes up in the search results. Top of the list is either their website or the staff profile for their primary place of work. The reality Most often than not, no images, no videos, no presentations, a few inaccessible publications, and … Read More

Presenting ideas for industry research

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Tony Cooper has asked for a range of ideas and ways for people to communicate their Trend Report Folio assignment, undertaken in the Fashion and Textiles Industry Research course.   Your audience will be fatigued Put yourselves in their shoes, they have to look at a bunch of these in the same compressed time-frame. They’ve been doing this for years now. They are looking to quickly categorise and … Read More

Silly stuff

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A link to this post will be shared to the Silly stuff forum The Silly Stuff forum is a bit silly First up, why don’t the ShapeRMIT and Silly Stuff forums have a vote up and down feature; or a permalink option to a single post; or tags; or trackback links; or images, WYSIWYG or HTML? These are common features … Read More

Online portfolios for professional communicators

Leigh BlackallLearning Experience Design4 Comments

When your Google Search result is your #portfolio, the internet is your platform. #theinternetistheplatform What Ekaterina Tokareva and Lucinda Strahan teach Professional Communication Studio and ask their students to create a personal website as a portfolio. The question we wanted to address: How do third year students from an interdisciplinary media program articulate and showcase a clear and succinct professional … Read More

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