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BRACE e-learning for isolated learners

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Ben and Lynn presented at Converge, the Victorian e-learning showcase, October '06. The BRACE project used Elluminate and Microsoft Sharepoint to create engaging online spaces for their learners in …

Ben and Lynn presented at Converge, the Victorian e-learning showcase, October '06. The BRACE project used Elluminate and Microsoft Sharepoint to create engaging online spaces for their learners in the community.

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  • 1. eLearning for Isolated Learners Ben Brown & Lyn Brownbill flexiblelearning.net.au/communitypartnerships
  • 2. Who?
    • People desiring learning opportunities who are prevented due to isolation:
      • Geographic (Distance to Learning Institutions)
      • Financial (Cost of Programs, Travel)
      • Work or Business Commitments
      • Family Commitments
    Ben Brown & Lyn Brownbill flexiblelearning.net.au/communitypartnerships Staff Care @ Ballarat
  • 3.
    • Delivery of programs targeted at engaging people within the community:
      • Food Safety
        • Skills to participate in community activities and fundraisers
      • Research Business Opportunities
        • Skills to establish or expand existing business providing services and employment within regional areas
    Pilot Programs Ben Brown & Lyn Brownbill flexiblelearning.net.au/communitypartnerships
  • 4.
    • Learners were attracted from:
      • Ballarat, Maryborough, Dunolly
      • Dereel, and Clunes
    • Inductions conducted in Ballarat & Maryborough
    • Infrastructure enables delivery throughout Victoria and South Australia and beyond …..
    Targeted Location Ben Brown & Lyn Brownbill flexiblelearning.net.au/communitypartnerships Ballarat Maryborough
  • 5.
    • Partnerships
      • Leverage and reinforce existing networks to build partnerships
    • Existing Programs
      • Use existing programs to assist in identifying key participants
    • Media Releases
      • Use editorial space to introduce the message
    • Marketing
      • Gave more than generic distance learning – online / live classroom sessions
      • Customise learning tools to be relevant in an online distance based delivery mechanism
    Identifying Learners Ben Brown & Lyn Brownbill flexiblelearning.net.au/communitypartnerships
  • 6.
    • Providing Learning Tools
      • Links to Course Materials
      • Tutor / instructor blogs
      • Shared Documents
      • Threaded Discussions
      • Assessment Tasks
      • Elluminate Sessions
      • Face-to-face inductions
      • Email
      • Digital Stories
    Engaging Learners Ben Brown & Lyn Brownbill flexiblelearning.net.au/communitypartnerships