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Sr coming to a screen near you

Sr coming to a screen near you



Julie White

Julie White



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    • Agricultural College the rural sector-Skills Recognition for2 Campuses-Hunternear you…coming to a screenAnd Riverina Hunter campus is a largeWell right here, today commercial farm
    • ➠ Full time residential students-youth market➠ Trainees➠ External students-online➠ Short courses➠ Skills recognitionApprox 450 graduates per year4000 short course participants
    • Agriculture in Australia does not havea strong culture of training High level of skills and knowledge acquired on the job. Enter or
    • We have been doing Our approach:skills recognition Skills recognition isthrough an done the candidate since 1996. college staffIt is viewed as the for most adult education. We go to the This comes from candidate & have the view that . adults are not (Freire, 1996).
    • ➠Pre interview work➠ On site interview at place of work➠ Post interview
    • We have embraced different technology toimprove the interview processGradually moved from paper based to digitalpresented in an . No more hard copy filesThe is stored on a shared,password protected drive accessible by thevalidators and principal.
    • So lets go back in time… In the beginning, interviews were . Evidence was collected, taken back to the office to copy, originals returned in the mail.
    • Then we got a . Farmers were impressed!! Written notes were takenA digital camera was used to take a photo ofthe candidate
    • Some bright spark suggested a scanner instead of the copier. Farmers were even more impressed!!Notes were takenon a laptop
    • Along came .Farmers werestunned!!
    • We started to usethe totake photos ofevidence.No more copier ORscannerStart of the digital ageLife was never thesame again
    • Computer gotmore high tech.Mini laptop withwireless keyboard.Notes recordedon the go anddigital photosadded postinterview
    • Then came the . Bye bye camera. The farmersThis is where werewe are today speechless
    • Paper caseBoth are time consuming to collate.The digital case takes more time in theinterview as photos are labeled as theygo using iPad apps. Digital case
    • Candidates photo DeclarationsSummary info Farm descriptionCV & quals Photo IDEnrolment form Unit information & evidence in each folder
    • The e-portfolio created iPad Photos tagged PDF forms are usedby College staff NOT the during the interview & during the interview &candidate added to the case added to the case Case is completed & e-portfolio is created using Adobe Acrobat Professional XIt is put on a common Validators use a digital Validators are notifieddrive (on a server) and is signature to approve & that the case is readypassword protected principal is notified Principal reviews & approves with digital signature
    • • Collecting everything digitally & then printing it!• E-portfolios was the logical next step• It can move between assessors from their desktop• We can give the candidate a copy of the completed case
    • Pros Cons• No printing & storage • Significant investment in• Ease of movement new technology & staff between validators development• Candidate receives a copy • Workplace interview• Ability to use other forms takes longer of evidence-video & audio • Risk of losing data
    • • Everyone still learning & getting used to the idea• No major tech failures• Jury’s out on whether it saves time
    • Skills Recognition forthe rural sector-coming to a screennear you…Thank you