TQR iConnect Information session
iConnect is a web-conferencing platform
managed by Education Queensland.
TQR Institutes have access to this
webconferencing platform in semester 1,
2010 as part of a trial program
iConnect uses the elluminate software for
What is web conferencing?
Web conferencing allows communication between
computers using an internet connection, a headset
and a video-camera
It has many functions and features that may be
useful in your teaching and learning practices
Project PALM is providing support and information
sessions for iConnect web conferencing so that you
can consider it’s use for you, your learners and your
TQR colleagues over the coming semester and
beyond… no pressure!!!!
Who should be interested in iConnect?
Teachers who would like to expand their
communication and teaching and learning strategies
with clients, colleagues and industry
Managers who would like to connect themselves and
their teachers across campuses and ITG networks
TQR Teaching and learning ITG’s who could explore
virtual collaboration and networking to share delivery
strategies, resources and assessment practices and
tools across TQR Institutes
TQR Institute Managers who see the benefit of
enhanced communication and virtual learning and
Why should people explore iConnect?
This trial program is available to TQR staff in semester 1 and is supported
with an online moderator training program coordinated and managed by
Education Queensland – Sonya Watts
Adding another communication and collaboration tool to our repertoire is
timely and enhances our professional skills.
Networking and learning from others across the TQR region is an efficient
century learning strategy
PLUS save time and effort by….
MINIMISING TRAVEL TIME,
NOT REPEATING THE SAME INFORMATION OVER AND OVER AGAIN
CATCHING UP ON THOSE MEETINGS AND PD SESSIONS YOU MIGHT
HAVE MISSED IN YOUR OWN TIME VIA AN INTERNET LINK
USING IT AS AN ASSESSMENT AND DELIVERY TOOL TO RECORD, STORE
AND DEVELOP A REPOSITORY OF RESOURCES, ASSESSMENT
RECORDINGS FOR AQTF AUDIT etc…..
What are we providing you in these
March 2010- June 2010
How to set up iConnect web conferencing on your
computer at work/home
Experience in the iConnect web conferencing tool
Possible Ideas in applying the functions and
features of web conferencing to your professional
Discuss future “moderator” training options for
Where can iConnect web conferencing be
iConnect can be used by all staff across
TAFE Queensland Regional Institutes
The who, what, when, where, how and why
will be decided by you!
Examples of possible uses of iConnect web conferencing
Conducting classroom activities/workshops
Visual/ auditory assessment activities
meetings/workshops with colleagues across TQR and T&L
Guest speakers for your classes – National /International
Recordings of sessions for people to access in their own
one on one tutoring
Industry connections and moderation activities
Information sessions for prospective clients
The chat window
Video – web camera
The Participant Window
ESP – no one left behind
Individual tool permissions
Visual indicators for tool
Whispers to one or
visibility of all
VOIP – voice over internet protocol
Control mic levels of all
Push to talk
Quality, colour and size
adjustable to suit bandwidth
Up to 6 web cams can be
shared at once
How can this tool help you connect with:
Professional Development Opportunities
What you need to do from here?
1. Consider whether you wish to become a
moderator and discuss with your manager
your interest in doing iConnect moderator
2. Get PD approval to complete the moderator
training (4-6hrs) on line through Ed Qld.
3. Get out there and give it a trial
4. Spread the word!
Contact – Help & Information – Project PALM
Julie Woodlock BRIT
Peter Carr CQIT
Nicole Shang Wide Bay TAFE
Institute Contacts - TBA