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overview of engagement project, plus some questions around engaging learners, and using communication tools ..

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  • 1. Community Engagement Project Part of the Australian Flexible Learning Framework (formerly E-learning Creative Community Partnerships Project )
  • 2. Welcome! Role in Project Location Name
  • 3. What is the Framework?
    • national initiative to support the uptake of e-learning in communities, industry and the vocational and technical education system
    • enhances education, training and employment opportunities
    • Toolboxes, New Practices, Learnscope, Client Engagement , Networks, Benchmarking ..
    • funded by the Australian Government and all States and Territories.
  • 4. Community Engagement
    • regional, rural and remote communities face unique challenges to access education and training
    • isolation, distance and lack of support networks limit education and training opportunities
    • technology can and is creating a solution.
  • 5. Community Engagement Project
    • aims to foster and embed e-learning in disadvantaged communities
    • supports economic and regional development and sustainability
    • strengthens partnerships locally, regionally and nationally.
  • 6. Building “Web Presence”
  • 7. Social and discussion forums, using moodle, at EdNA Groups http:// groups.edna.edu.au/
  • 8. A blog , at edublogs.org for publicity, to let people know about the great work going on http://elearnala.edublogs.org/
    • Blogging, what for?
    • One of the most popular, blogger.com has millions of users;
    • Can be a good way to encourage fluency for literacy learners;
    • A good way to regularly post info from a project;
    • Various classroom teachers have used the format in different ways ..
  • 9. A wiki, at wikispaces.com - for building knowledge together http://elearnala.wikispaces.com
    • Benefits of a wiki
    • Many people can register / login
    • Multiple authors
    • Collect and build knowledge together
    • Other ‘hosted’ wikis include Pbwiki.com and wikieducator.org/
    • Moodle (and EdNA Groups have wiki built in.
  • 10. Audio / podcast at eg odeo.com For sharing knowledge, broadcasting events ..
    • A good podcasting tool will let you:
    • Upload mp3 files
    • Record direct onto web page
    • Record from mobile phone
    • There are other ways to embed audio on the page, but these ones (eg odeo, podomatic, gcast) make it easier.
  • 11. Share bookmark / links at eg del.icio.us Many people can share links, with a short description You can feed your list of links into other places .. Eg into a wikispace, using “RSS” Other options include magnolia or Jotspot .. http://del.icio.us/ tag/ elearnala
  • 12. E-resources kit for communities
    • provides online guidance for developing and facilitating e-learning in communities
    • outlines low cost tools and technologies
    • ideas and case studies to get you started
    http:// creativecommunity.flexiblelearning.net.au/
  • 13.  
  • 14.
    • computer-enhanced learning
    • delivered on a computer or mobile technology, such as personal digital assistance or MP3 Player
    • enables people to learn when, how, where and what they want
    • ideal platform for regional and remote learners.
    What is e-learning?
  • 15.
    • What sort of LEARNERS are people working with?
    Questions to explore Photo: old light switch by strph at flickr Photo: still life by eisenrah at flickr
  • 16. What does it take to CONNECT with disengaged learners, people in the community? What does it take to engage with “ the community ”? Photo: cafe by denkrahm at flickr (What have people tried, that wasn’t e-learning?) Photo: radio star .. by fodt at flickr
  • 17.
    • If your goal is to ..
    • generate content,
    • organise knowledge,
    • enable collaboration,
    • create web presence ..
    What are your goals? Photo: Suspension footbridge near Bluff, Utah by creativity+ @flickr
  • 18.
    • What TOOLS might be useful?
    • What TECHNIQUES could be effective?
    • How could you adapt technologies such as blog, wiki, forum, to your situation?
    Photo: interactive data visualisation by Dan Zen at flickr
  • 19. What could be the benefits? What could be the drawbacks? Photo: Potential Optimization by lonely radio at flickr
  • 20. Where would people like to go with this in the future? What is the fuller potential? Photo: Radio Perola by orianomada at flickr.com