Vomit Writing Task #4: ‘Incremental chunks’

Vomit writing tasks to define and slowly refine my research paper for the last two units (EDX703/704) in my Masters. Since their emergence in the mid-2000s, massive open online courses (MOOC) 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. Research across a variety…

Vomit Writing Task #3: ‘EXPOSITORY VOM’

Vomit writing tasks to define and slowly refine my research paper for the last two units (EDX703/704) in my Masters. Since their emergence in the mid-2000s, massive open online courses (MOOC) 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. Research across a variety…

Vomit Writing Task #2: ‘Report, Relate & Evaluate’

Vomit writing tasks to define and slowly refine my research paper for the last two units (EDX703/704) in my Masters. Repeat learners or revisiting learners are learners who have self-identified as having completed more than one run of either of Monash’s mindfulness course on FutureLearn between 2016 and 2020. Results indicate that revisiting learners chose to return because the course enabled them to refresh and reinforce their skills and knowledge, stay motivated to maintain and grow a regular/ongoing meditation practice, feel supported in a community of like minded and enthusiastic…

Vomit Writing Task #1 – ‘Vividness’ & ‘Intention to revisit’

Vomit writing tasks to define and slowly refine my research paper for the last two units (EDX703/704) in my Masters. Vividness is defined as the quality of being very clear, powerful and detailed in your mind. When applied to digital experiences, through the use of multimedia components such as video, text, voice and animation, for example, vividness is a media capability (Campbell, Fuller & Hess, 2009) that should engage and fully immerse the user in a sensorially rich mediated environment that appeals to multiple senses (Coyle & Thurston, 2001) that…

Feeding, mounting and cleaning-up after creatures in No Man’s Sky

I’ve only just started playing No Man’s Sky with my two children, which we’ve been thoroughly enjoying. The creative mode, or the mode where you’re not required to survive, has brought the most enjoyment so far, particular feeding/baiting/training/befriending the local fauna, mounting them and then cleaning-up their faecal matter. Much hilarity for the kids!

I got to skate, late tonight

At the best of times, it’s a challenge to find time to skate. It’s either under the cover of darkness, first thing in the morning or late at night. This time it was late at night. Yes! Let’s skate (and film) together once I’ve found some form, fitness and first tries on this weird thing, and more. 🛹❤️🧠🛠️📹 #RepossessedToSkate pic.twitter.com/4OVueCMhkD — Rowan Peter 📡🛠🛹❤🤘 (@rowan_peter) April 24, 2020 Interestingly, the COVID-19 restrictions that limit skating at skateparks here in Melbourne hasn’t had a great impact on me, mainly because of…

From down below, to up above. We’re ‘Puking Love’.

I’ve formed a three-piece DIY-Garage-Grind-Fam-Core band with my two children. We’re called Puking Love, and we’re love-sick. We sing about all the things that matter to people that are 7, 9 and 40+ years of age – homework, increasing vocabulary, chores, screen time, and more. 'F word' live on #DS106RADIO – MON 30 MARCH, 2020 by Puking Love We went /live with ‘f’ word on #ds106radio from our living room the other day #PukingLove It was rad!🤮❤️ pic.twitter.com/1y0Y0zjM2L — From down below, to up above. Puking Love. 🤮❤️ (@Puking_Love) April…

Been caught streaming

I’ve started experimenting with streaming my skateboarding sessions via my Repossessed to Skate channel on Twitch – a streaming platform for game oriented content. Why do this? I was curious how the platform worked, explore streaming as a ‘thing’ (particularly as a streamer with no viewers) and find out how particular communities form and interact with each other and curate and narrate (usually gaming related) content. It was also fun learning how to set up OBS, connect additional services like Twitter, YouTube, Nightbot and Google Maps. So far, I’ve streamed…

I got to skate yesterday

I got to skate for about one hour, yesterday. In full daylight, and everything. I worked on the slappy-inspired crooked grind, where I slightly lift the front truck and then place it on the edge of the small ledge. The goal is to grind the front truck while the rear of the board flails up in the air. Got some grind action on the front truck, but couldn’t land any of my attempts. It’s taking a long time to land this trick, but I feel like I’m getting much closer…

Professional Practice Action Plan – Service Design

Service design Stickdorn and Schneider (2011) describe service design thinking as an interdisciplinary approach that includes and connects various fields of activity. These fields of activity result in the design of systems, processes, products and experiences that benefit the end user (and the organisation). Service design is as an iterative process made up of four stages: exploration, creation, reflection and implementation, and are a very basic approach to structure a complex design process (Stickdorn and Schneider, 2011). Design Council (2019) describe a similar process of discover, define, develop and deliver,…

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…

css.php