Introduce yourself and your role as Toolbox Master. [For instance] As a Toolbox Master I have local expertise in accessing, downloading and customising free high-quality learning resources access to a Queensland-wide network of e-learning resource expertise across Institutes direct information feeds on new Toolbox resources preferential service from the state Toolbox Champion Service special targeted training in using Toolboxes and LORN.
What will be covered? What are Toolboxes? What is LORN? What’s in them for learners, teachers and the Institute?
So what is a Toolbox? Flexible Learning Toolboxes (Toolboxes) are: high quality cost effective interactive e-learning and assessment resources featuring scenarios, images and activities. They are designed for use by training providers, industry and business and support online delivery of recognised training packages for the vocational education and training sector. Toolbox are made up of learning objects. Toolboxes are available through your Institute (usually VIA the library) and can searched via the library catalogue (http://qldtafe.spydus.com/) &lt;Customise link to toolbox of relevance to audience – if desired&gt;
But what if you want more specific training resources? LORN is a source of specific learning resources. LORN is the Learning Object Repository Network Where you can seek and find learning objects from: Toolboxes innovations projects Contributions from other states [Give a brief demonstration of accessing and searching LORN: Directly via LORN website http://lorn.flexiblelearning.net.au/ Via Federated Search in Resourcebank http://resourcebank.tafe.qld.gov.au/tafeq/access/fedsearch.do Choose search topics related to audience.]
Incorporating Learning Objects or using complete Toolboxes has significant benefits for the learners: They can access rich interactive media content The content is aligned to Training packages The content can be customised for learner needs (by the teacher or with help for more significant customisation) The usual benefits from e-learning materials re 24/7 access and flexibility
The States and Commonwealth have made a significant investment in providing high-quality, readily-available, easy-to-use resources that: can be used as part of a blended learning approach cover the knowledge component of many competency units, and allow teachers to focus on assisting learners and focus on assessment requirements have quizzes and activities for formative assessment allow teachers to cherry-pick resources that suit their teaching style and students [Add others as required]
Toolboxes and learning objects: are online, standards-compliant resources at a fraction of their development cost. can attract new learners and markets are quality resources leading to more satisfied clients The e-learning benchmarking figures confirm that: 85% of employers said that they would encourage their employees to use e-learning if it was available. 90% of VET students would like at least ‘a little’ e-learning in their course 60% of teachers and trainers said that e-learning has made learning more interesting and engaging for their students, and more than half said that e-learning has improved their teaching. [Add others as required] The Bottom Line [see image] is advantages for learners, teachers and the Institute
The latest Toolboxes (Series 13) include: 13.01 Licensed to Plumb II (Construction, Plumbing & Services) 13.02 Harness the Sun (Electrotechnology) 13.03 Music Box (Music) 13.04 Sustainable Manufacturing (Manufacturing) 13.05 Timber ‘Plus’ (Forest and Forest Product)s 13.06 Fresh or Freezing (Electrotechnology) 13.07 Squeak eClean (Asset Maintenance)
Questions? (Taken from floor) The following questions have been asked at previous sessions. Are all toolbox learning objects in LORN?. Of the 113 available for sale, 89 toolboxes have Learning Objects in LORN Can I change the content?Absolutely. The Framework runs free workshops on customising toolboxes. Contact &lt;Your Name&gt; if you wish one run. Can I use a toolbox learning object in a different area to what it’s designed for?Yes. You may need to customise the toolbox. Can I be funded for development?The Framework has annually offered funding for toolbox development/innovative projects.
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Here are some further resources including those referred to today: Australian Flexible Learning Framework http://www.flexiblelearning.net.au/The E-Learning Strategy for the Australian VET Sector. Holds a wealth of resources, tutorials, & tools for e-learning. E-standards for training http://e-standards.flexiblelearning.net.au/Standards E-Learning Strategy for the Australian VET Sector. Includes accessibility, intellectual property, packaging, description, content formats etc. Also includes a number of tools including VET Reload. Flexible Learning Toolboxes http://toolboxes.flexiblelearning.net.au/ LORN http://lorn.flexiblelearning.net.au/ Queensland Toolbox Champion Service http://toolboxes.flexiblelearning.net.au/champions/qld/ Resourcebank http://resourcebank.tafe.qld.gov.au/ TVET Toolbox catalogue http://www.atpl.net.au/browse.aspx?cat=2Where you buy new Toolboxes from
Diagram from LORN Website
What is LORN?What is LORN?
How does this help the Learners?How does this help the Learners?
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What’s in for the Teacher/Trainer?What’s in for the Teacher/Trainer?
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The Bottom LineThe Bottom Line
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What’s New In Toolboxes?What’s New In Toolboxes?
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Other Tools and ResourcesOther Tools and Resources
• Australian Flexible Learning Framework http://http://
• E-standards for training
• Flexible Learning Toolboxes http://http://
• LORN http://http://lorn.flexiblelearning.net.aulorn.flexiblelearning.net.au//
• Queensland Toolbox Champion Service http://http://
• Resourcebank http://resourcebank.tafe.qld.gov.au/http://resourcebank.tafe.qld.gov.au/
• TVETTVET Toolbox catalogue http://http://