Saturday, June 03, 2006

NSW LearnScope Induction Day 2006: Individual Projects

NSW LearnScope Individual Projects (2006 FlexEteam presentations), 5 May 2006

Download the MP3 file (3.3 MB, 15 mins)

Synopsis:

Sucsessful teams from across NSW assembled at Sydney Institute, Ultimo to attend an induction day. The morning was devoted to a range of speakers, while in the afternoon attendees broke off to participate in one of 6 hands on workshops of their choice.

Each member if the 2006 FlexEteam gave a presentation about their individual project.











Joy Sharpe
South East Community College
Joy will focus on workplace based traineeships and will investigate and review e-learning and communication options which could improve outcomes for both the workplace learners and their management team.

Outcomes of the project will be a report on the review of the current level of use of new technologies and flexible learning within traineeships at SECC , a discussion of the challenges and issues related to implementing flexible options and e-communication and recommendations for future action.



Layla Kemp Motor Traders Association
MTA NSW is currently exploring areas of e-learning as the organisation moves towards a future of training delivery incorporating components of e-learning. As both an industry body and a Registered Training Organisation they recognise the need to start this path sooner rather than later to ensure that they meet the needs of industry and clients.

Layla’s project will allow their organisation to explore possible options for e-learning and integration into our training programs.



Diana Khabbaz TAFENSW – Sydney Institute
Diana’s project will focus on the integration of innovation and staff learning into a best practice model of delivery utilizing latest technologies to deliver flexible professional development to teachers across TAFE NSW Sydney Institute.

By undergoing various models of professional development including online/blended, face to face, just in time and mentoring professional development strategies, teachers will explore the use of video-conferencing tools, web2.0 technologies and learning management systems, to model best practice in teaching and learning.



Phil Lantry TAFENSW - Western Sydney Institute
Phil’s project will investigate how and if students can use audio visual means to complete assessments using video capability of mobile handsets. The project will look at several key questions including the best practice in use and capability of G3 mobile handsets. Can such devices be used effectively by students? Do they help students engage with their learning? Are such technologies suited to a more visual/aural learning style?

The project aims to use the capabilities of everyday technologies such as mobile phone handsets, to demonstrate new ways facilitate and promote student learning and engagement.



Dorothy Waterhouse
Adult Migrant English Services
Dorothy is researching, designing and trialling an online RPL process and resources for the ‘Facilitate e-learning’ Module TAADEL501A. The module can be included as one of the elective modules in the TAA40104 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment. There are several toolkits designed to assist teachers to collect evidence for assessment and recognition of TAA04: New South Wales Department of Education and Training ‘ProveIt!’ and the WA Toolbox ‘The Training and Assessment RPL Guide’. However neither have included the Facilitate e-learning module.

Developers of both products will be assisting with this project with a view to incorporating any resulting resources. In the case of the NSW ProveIt! this would result in a valuable addition to a freely available resource.

Links Relevant to the podcast:


NSW LearnScope website

NSW LearnScope EdNA Group

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