Category: learning and teaching

Introduction Since their emergence in the mid-2000s, massive open online courses (MOOCs) have been predicated on making learning available to everyone, and at scale. Much effort has been spent analysing data generated by MOOC participants (eg., Guo, Kim & Rubin, 2014; Savage, 2009; Wang, 2017) to determine if video production methods, format, style, type or […]

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Introduction Since their emergence in the mid-2000s, massive open online courses (MOOC) have been predicated on making learning available to everyone, and at scale. While the use of instructional video by educators isn’t new to face-to-face or online learning experiences, it does serve as a critical and primary means of content delivery in a MOOC. […]

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Five years later, I was finally able to attend one of Jim’s talks in-person when he spoke about ‘preparing students for a connected future’ at Deakin University in Melbourne, Australia. Arrived at @Deakin for @jimgroom ‘Preparing students for a connected future’ talk. ????? pic.twitter.com/Zj82BHViq3 — Rowan Peter (@rowan_peter) July 24, 2017 The connected future could […]

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I’m building an interactive experience which makes use of available weather data, much like the data services made available by the BOM or the OpenWeatherMap. This means I need to be able to load data from the web, parse it and then transform 3D geometry based on real world locations and the loaded weather data. […]

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I’m interested in the teaching and learning as well as art applications of this technology. What’s interesting about this as an exercise is the wasted opportunity to celebrate and showcase respondents of their input into the data gathering and research process. Metro and Monash could have actively showcase the exercise by representing the number of […]

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It begins… EduGrowth Pitch Night! @edugrowthaus pic.twitter.com/jtajUT4stW — Rowan Peter (@rowan_peter) June 21, 2017 A packed house at @WeWork Pyrmont fore the @edugrowthaus pre accelerator pitch night pic.twitter.com/7w1WPGhJNf — Maria Spies (@marialspies1) June 21, 2017 Let the games begin! @edugrowthaus pre accelerator pitch night begins! @WeWork pic.twitter.com/PVzikPWVsh — Maria Spies (@marialspies1) June 21, 2017 Clever […]

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Is everything hackable? Yeah, I think so. Does hacking known problematic student administration-style services and ‘wicked problems’ potentially lead to better teaching and learning outcomes and experience for students, staff and the university? Could it be done in 36 hours? That’s the answer I wanted to find out when I attended Monash University’s HackMon. Marina […]

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On Saturday 20 August I attended the Service Design Boot Camp workshop at General Assembly in Melbourne, which was pretty cool. I’ve been interested in the discipline for some time, exploring aspects of design process, prototyping, testing and iterating with Coursera’s Design: Creation of Artifacts in Society open online course online course, but I’ve never had […]

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You have to have feedback as quickly as possible. 10,000 hours with a teacher, with constant feedback, is critical. What better feedback than skateboarding? You skate, you make a mistake, you fall, you bleed. Repeat. If you don’t get better, you break bones and have to stop. If you learn from your mistakes with the […]

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