Our course could be your life(style): Tales of MOOC revisiting learners 2015-2020

Abstract Many studies have identified crucial factors that impact learner engagement in online courses, particularly free to join courses like MOOCs and have explored aspects of openness, freeness, production values, retention strategies and the impact of MOOCs on digital teaching and learning, but little has been said about learners who continue to revisit the same MOOC, their intention to revisit and then their behaviour when actually revisiting. This study explored the unique learner cohort of an open-ended skills-based MOOC and through the analysis of learner comments, it examined the behaviour,…

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…

My ledge

I built a ledge to create my own skate spot. A spot that’s far away from the broken beer bottles, empty pizza boxes, assorted rubbish, blood, weirdos, police tape and everything else that gets in the way of skating the local council skate parks. I’m not sure how long my ledge will last, but I’m going to enjoy it for as long as I can. My #diyskate ledge at The Ditch. #diyspot A photo posted by Repurposed Ruin (@repurposed_ruin) on Jan 23, 2016 at 1:52pm PST My #diyskate ledge at The Ditch…

Question 1.4: Design for you

The Question 1.4: Design for you homework for Week 1 of Design: Creation of Artifacts in Society required me to design an artifact that addresses my user experience gap of a solution that supports and encourages an efficient and affordable contactless ticketing system for public transport by creating a visual expression of the design as well as a simple prototype of the artifact.

Flip rig: An extremely light-weight and simple rig for a FLIP MinoHD video camera

A project at work required video footage of a series of veterinary surgical procedures to be recorded for inclusion in an online resource. The project did not have resources (DSLR and personnel) to record the series of surgical procedures nor does the relatively small operating theatre permit an additional non-surgical staff member to occupy the theatre. With these constraints in mind, I designed and assembled a camera rig from a number of different pieces of hardware to support a Flip MinoHD digital video camera (found in the back of an old…

I don’t always require an affirmation, but when I do, I prefer the Bene Gesserit’s litany against fear

Inspired by Tom Woodwards’s Dune-themed tweet on 24 April 2014, Rhys Fulber and Bill Leeb’s production on Fear Factory’s Fear Is the Mindkiller EP and the Bene Gesserit’s litany against fear and based on Jan Vantomme’s Drawing text and Running your sketch on an Android device  Processing recipes on Github, I created this portable litany against fear as a fun exercise in combining , expanding and learning further from the recipes I’ve worked through so far. Extending the functionality I’d like to extend the portable litany against fear by creating functionality that allows for use of: sound…

Augmented contextual instruction user experience (Object tracking)

Screen captures from the completed object-tracking augmented contextual instruction user experience.  The augmented contextual instruction is made up of a sequence of junaio channels that can be browsed in the junaio AR browser. For this example, the channels were browsed using junaio on an iPad.

Practising out in the open can sometimes lead to a happy accident

Practising out in the open can sometimes lead to a happy accident, originally uploaded by Rowan Peter. 遺伝子組み換え食品との付き合いかた-GMOの普及と今後のありかたは? The way of dealing with Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO) now and in the future. Written by Ichiro Motoki. Photograph of page 81 from 遺伝子組み換え食品との付き合いかた-GMOの普及と今後のありかたは by Rowan Peter. Used with kind permission from Kaoru Kobayashi and Ohmsha Publishing. “What we plan for the use of something is not necessarily how people will use it and we don’t necessarily dictate how they use it. We open it up and we hope for the best…

Blood harvest (The Softain Biopsy) – Visual Assignment 340: Splash the colour

Blood harvest (The Softain Biopsy) – Visual Assignment 340: Splash the colour, originally uploaded by Rowan Peter. By now I’m sure many of you are quite familiar with the ground-breaking work of specialist surgeon Dr Sigmeund Softain. Dr Sigmeund Softain is the doctor responsible for pioneering The Softain Biopsy medical procedure. The Softain Biopsy* is a medical procedure involving the sampling of diseased human cells or tissues for examination, repair, duplication and then re-insertion back into the patient. What isn’t known is how Dr Sigmeund Softain manages to repair the…

The Softain Biopsy – Visual Assignment 305: ReCaptcha Illustrated

The Softain Biopsy – Visual Assignment 305: ReCaptcha Illustrated , originally uploaded by Rowan Peter. The Softain Biopsy The Softain Biopsy is a medical procedure performed by specialist surgeon Dr Sigmeund Softain involving sampling of diseased human cells or tissues for examination, repair, duplication and then re-insertion back into the patient. Visual Assignment 305: ReCaptcha Illustrated brief Include a screenshot of a word pair from a reCapctha (or heck right at the bottom of this assignment submission form) in an illustration or visual mashup that shows what the words might…

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