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This presentation is a report on the ACFE ementor project, conducted in Victoria, Aus during 2008. It involved 9 ementors across the state working with community based organisations looking at how ...

This presentation is a report on the ACFE ementor project, conducted in Victoria, Aus during 2008. It involved 9 ementors across the state working with community based organisations looking at how e-learning can support the delivery of their courses.



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  • Good morning everyone. Welcome to the session on the ACE e-learnring grants program for 2009. This project spanned the 9 regions of ACFE in Victoria . ( show of hands in elluminate and in audience if not familiar with ACFE) Our primary aim was building e-learning capacity in small to medium size community based not for profits across Victoria. We wanted to do this by supporting them in their planning and introduction of e-learnring into their delivery, be in accredited or pre- accredited. We also wanted to reach organisations that may have missed out on LearnScope funding in the past – so a focus on smaller ones. Our presentation today will illustrate that across the 52 organisations that participated in the 9 regions the needs were very diverse and therefore what constitutes the basics for each region , organisation and individual were very different. I was the project manager for this this project, and After giving you a short back ground and outline of the project, you wil lehar form 6 of our 9 ementors, will tell you want some of the basics were in their region, and how they addressed these. As we want ot keep this a lively, interactive session, please ask questions as we go…

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  • Embedding e-learning in ACE – getting the basics right The Victorian ementor experience Josie Rose and colleagues Project leader ACFE e-learning grant project
  • ACFE in
  • Some background…
  • What is blended delivery in ACE? Blended delivery combines the best features of classroom-based teaching and learning with the best features of ICT enabled learning in order to enhance the educational experience of learners and also provide students with greater flexibility to access a wider range of learning opportunities. http:// www.acfe.vic.edu.au /
  • Key messages 1
    • Clear understanding and shared strategic vision of the role of ICT
    • Underpinning infrastructure needs to be in place
    • The introduction of ICTs into established, more traditional practices is a change management issue
    • The integration of ICTs is vital to future sustainability.
    • Online delivery for regional and remote organisations
    • Cost effectiveness comes with subsequent delivery
    • Professional development
  • The future – integration and embedding The mainstream adopters (early and late majority) who make up the bulk of any population are the ones who can make the difference to whether an innovative practice is utilised. However, mainstream adopters have different motives for making a decision to adopt than their first wave colleagues … Jasinski, M. 2006. Innovate, integrate
  • The future – integration and embedding … innovative practices that promote incremental change and add variety, choice and flexibility to existing practice are more likely to be adopted because dominant models are difficult to change without a concerted and sustained effort. Jasinski, M. 2006. Innovate, integrate
  • Key messages 2
    • Strong need for a mentoring program
    • Effective IT support is crucial
    • Extends the organisation’s potential educational reach
    • ICT encourages learner centered teaching approaches with positive impact on program design
    • Start small
    • Have good support mechanisms in place: induction
  • Megan Langdon Lynne Gibb Glenda McPherson Michael Gwyther Carole McCulloch Sarah Philips Paddy O’ Reilly Mary Schooneveldt Paul McSherry
  • Hume region
  • Skype
    • Changes in awareness of e-opportunities
    • Planned implementation strategies
    • Actions taken to embed into practices and lead the way
  • Fractals, self-similarity and engaging management Paddy O’Reilly e-mentor ACFE Northern Metropolitan region
    • Mt Eliza Village Neighbourhood Centre
    • SandyBeach Centre
    • Keysborough Learning Centre
    • Mornington Community Contact
    • Rosebud
      • Peninsula Adult Education & Literacy
      • Peninsula Training and Employment Program
    Southern Metroplitan Region: 2008 e-learning projects
    • Dingley Village Neighbourhood Centre
  • http:// ementors.acfe.vic.edu.au /Southern
  • The tyranny of distance & the role of e-learning Not just a Gippsland dilemma!
  • A possible future!
    • ACFE funding briefing by Elluminate – this happened in Gippsland this year!
    • More & more partnerships – different to the current ones
    • A limited number of RTOs with wide ranges of scope
    • A number of online teachers covering a wide geography
    • Community centres where ‘facilitated’ learning can take place
  • What you need
  • Pines Learning We’re online! Healesville LLC We’re online UYCH We’re online!
  • Murray ACE Kerang Learning Centre McIvor Community House Kyabram Learning & Community Centre Goldfields Employment & Learning Centre Castlemaine Continuing Education
  • Image: ' The FlickrVerse , April 2005 poster: flickr's social+network ' www.flickr.com/photos/80122196@N00/9708628
  • http://acenetwork.ning.com/
  • E-learning in ACE showcase: 20 March 09
  • Thank You For more information contact Josie Rose e| [email_address] t| 9786 9466