Category Archives: Session Proposal

Social reading inside a book

Do social reading and social highlighting have potential for teaching close reading and reading resilience in the tertiary environment? The relationship between reading and digital environments is complicated by numerous strong opinions on the impact of digital cultures on longform … Continue reading

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Online tools

Hi, I propose a discussion session on free tools to support online delivery; Some ideas are: Audacity & Podcasts Gimp and Flickr Collaborative sites like DeviantArt and Prezi Google apps cheers Mark  

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Should we/can we resist Big Box Edumacation?

Is anyone noticing the return to 1996 Learning Objects thinking, and the resurfacing or Learning Management (Systems)? Pearsons, itunesU, API, OUA, xMOOCs … they all seem to be taking us back to the 90s with ideas of prefabricated multimedia textbooks complete … Continue reading

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Managing digitised sources / creating an online gallery

Hi there Mine’s a bit of a helpathon: wondering if anyone’s interested to share their techniques and tools for managing digitised archival sources? I have a research project of about 750 images from approx 30 different series that I’m slowly adding to. … Continue reading

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Discussion on Personal digital archiving (and death!)

This discussion is based upon research being undertaken in Computing and Information Systems and the History and Philosophy of Science at the University of Melbourne. The growing use of software applications in the home, the workplace, and in public places … Continue reading

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Digital Security

I could do either a quick overview of general tools to keep oneself digitally secure in Australia – encryption, Tor, PGP, VPNs, Cyanogenmod, Linux (and Windows/OSX if that’s what people want) – an over view of each. Matt Cengia would … Continue reading

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Self-Directed Field Trips with Augmented Reality

Field Trips involve: – hours of  organisation – the fear of being sued – paperwork up to your neck But they are fun unless the teacher takes the idea of a field too literally. They are great way to learn many things in science, geography, … Continue reading

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Exploring text with the Python Natural Language Toolkit

At the University of Melbourne’s Research Bazaar, we’re exploring digital tools for Humanities and Social Science scholars and are developing a course in the Natural Language Toolkit (NLTK) to help researchers and teachers perform quantitative analysis of large bodies of … Continue reading

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Map your data with CartoDB (workshop)

Does your data need a map? I’ll be running a 2.5 hour workshop on CartoDB, a free (ish) online web mapping program that makes it easy to turn a spreadsheet of data into a sexy online, bloggable, embeddable map-based visualisation … Continue reading

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Online students and the practical project

With the advent of MOOCS, Open University Australia and the growing trend for online, external enrolments, the traditional workbased assessment is becoming harder and harder to enable.  I’m currently teaching students about preservation and conservation of information materials, both analogue … Continue reading

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