YouTube at the School of Fashion and Textiles: Teaching YouTube to Teach

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Here’s an audio recording of a discussion about this project at the RMIT Learning and Teaching Conference for 2016. We’ve been working with teachers and students in the School of Fashion and Textiles, trying to get the most out of Youtube and other social media. This work stems from the Fashion Youtube project. We’ve shown teachers and students how to: set up and … Read More

Collecting distributed network data for analysis of learning

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I recorded a conversation with Kirsty Kitto and Leo Gaggle, the most knowledgable people I know when it comes to #xapi   #LRS  and #learninganalytics  applied in distributed networks (the Internet, or “the wild” as Kirsty likes to call it). Kirsty leads a national OLT project to the tune of $320000 over 2 years, developing a toolkit (available on GitHub) … 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

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