Digital learning intervention plan for a 6 credit point postgraduate Mindfulness ‘Train-the-Trainer’ program

Context and cohort Mindfulness, in its simplest and most universal sense, is a mental discipline that involves training attention (Hassed, n.d). Mindfulness is also about intentionally paying attention to whatever you’re doing and what’s happening around you, which as a practice, can result in improvements to cognitive and academic performance, health and wellbeing and improved relationships. Deliberately paying attention is important, and as research by Sheline, Barch, Price, Rundle, Vaishnavi, Snyder, and Raichle (2009) and Broyd, Demanuele, Debener, Helps, James, and Sonuga-Barke (2009) suggests, when we’re not paying deliberate attention…

Seminar – Micro-credentials within the AQF: Who’s the winner here?

On Tuesday March 12, I attended the inaugural Victorian Edtech Seminar – ‘Micro-credentials within the AQF: Who’s the winner here?’ seminar hosted by Study Melbourne and Edugrowth. The seminar provides an opportunity for interested people to hear from an erudite panel of representatives from across the education and edtech sectors on a topic of growing importance in education and technology: micro-credentials. The focus of the inaugural seminar was micro-credentials within the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF), the national policy for regulated qualifications in Australian education and training. Why do we need…

Skate Rock

“When everyone sees nothing but boring concrete structures and you see a performance of art, grace and mastery of physics”               View this post on Instagram                                 Skateable Skate Rock #SpotCheck #SkateMonash #MonashUni #MonashArchitecture   A post shared by Repurposed Ruin (@repurposed_ruin) on Dec 13, 2018 at 2:08am PST

It’s been a while…indeed

In November 2016, I was lucky enough to travel to Hong Kong for work. In the extremely limited time that I was there, I discovered @hkitskateboardshop squirelled away up a flight of stairs on #GRANVILLEROAD in #TSIMSHATSUI There, I bought some shoes, a shop t-shirt and shop board. The board is particularly unique, with the bottom graphic featuring a photo of the famous and extremely colourful Choi Hung Estate in Kowloon. Awesome! Cut to present day 2018. I’ve been riding #streetplantbrand decks for bit, particularly the wider shapes from 8.75″,…

Research plan – They’re back! To what extent and in what ways do particular pedagogical dimensions, or combinations of, contribute to repeated learner participation in an online course over consecutive or non-consecutive runs?

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 even duration has the capacity to solely influence student learning and engagement. 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…

Literature review: They always come: An assessment of pedagogical dimensions, or combinations of, that could possibly contribute to repeated participation by learners in an online course over multiple instances

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. 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 even duration has the…

Stomp’N’Stack – January 2018

My submission for January’s Stomp ‘N’ Stack. I’m missing a few from the trick list, but stoked that I was able to submit my measly edit all the same. Looking forward to the next trick list. Rowan Peter from STOMP’N’STACK SKATEBOARDING on Vimeo. JANUARY TRICK LIST: Your team needs to film at least 3 tricks from CATEGORY A), at least 3 tricks from CATEGORY B), at least 1 trick from CATEGORY C) and your team must also complete the CATEGORY D) ‘Must Have’ challenge. CATEGORY A) FLIP TRICKS (pick at…

Jim talks about preparing students for a connected future, and everything else

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 be a little different says @jimgroom pic.twitter.com/qiKfzJkV9H — Rowan Peter (@rowan_peter) July 24, 2017 Agreeing with @jimgroom that we need to recognise the role of the technology & tool/s we use – it’s about more…

Skating with Jim

I put together a second deck Jim, fitted out with my original Bullett 66s so we could go skate first thing this morning. Fierce. Early morning skate with @jimgroom pic.twitter.com/Aokt5SrcaK — Rowan Peter (@rowan_peter) July 22, 2017 @brlamb Jim is core pic.twitter.com/IbRZE091nm — Rowan Peter (@rowan_peter) July 22, 2017 I had no idea… https://t.co/8Ab7cVQA4X — Rowan Peter (@rowan_peter) July 22, 2017 Up at 6 AM with @rowan_peter to shred the Melbourne riverfront. pic.twitter.com/KlQBmDr9cS — Jim Groom (@jimgroom) July 22, 2017

WWW – Simple access to web pages

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. That’s a whole load of stuff to figure out and then pull together, so I’m making a start by learning how to load data by retrieving the contents of URLs and weather specific data, just…

WIFI PASSENGER FLOW ANALYSIS TRIAL – Richmond Station

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 passengers/users on the platform in a creative way, personally and publically – on their device and on large screens and through speakers. Doing this may mitigate some of the possible resistance by passengers who only…

EduGrowth pre-accelerator pitch night

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 bean kicking off the #EduGrowthAUS pre-accelerator pitch night. #edtech #edtechAUS #starupAUS pic.twitter.com/r85tHYTt6r — EduGrowth (@edugrowthaus) June 21, 2017 Anne Rowe from Sapphire Key Solutions: up to 50% increase in marking efficiency for teachers. #edtech #EduGrowthAUS…

Is everything hackable?

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 welcomes #hackamon participants and provides insights into design thinking process. @HackaMon1_2017 pic.twitter.com/LESN8vnUsJ — Rowan Peter (@rowan_peter) March 24, 2017 Academic director of MU-OLT, Kris Ryan provides a teaching and learning context during his introduction on…

A different way of looking at things

A different way of looking at things. Günes Özdogan spot outside the Green Chemical Futures building at Monash Uni in Clayton. Lots of concrete hexagon-shaped stools in courtyard, too. Cool. A post shared by Repurposed Ruin (@repurposed_ruin) on Mar 9, 2017 at 12:46pm PST You ledge. A post shared by Repurposed Ruin (@repurposed_ruin) on Apr 13, 2017 at 12:35am PDT Benches. A post shared by Repurposed Ruin (@repurposed_ruin) on Apr 25, 2017 at 4:19pm PDT Ledge. A post shared by Repurposed Ruin (@repurposed_ruin) on Mar 9, 2017 at 12:08pm PST

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