E-Learning for Industry
ASSDA – SkillsTech Australia

        Maurits Gustavsson
               Business Manager
     (Edu...
Background
•   Currently Queensland is
    experiencing a significant
    resource boom resulting in
    pressure being ap...
Resource boom and training

• The increased demand on labour in Queensland
  has placed excessive demand on training
  ins...
Capacity of RTO’s
•   Apprenticeship numbers in QLD
    on average are increasing by
    approximately 24% per annum.
•   ...
Delivery alternatives

• SkillsTech Australia is seeking to expand the
  delivery options available to students by embraci...
E-Learning for Industry
•   This project allows for the
    development of contemporary
    learning materials utilising
 ...
The role of SkillsTech Australia in the
project
• ASSDA have been the leader in development
  of this project in all aspec...
Outcomes
•   Learning resources to support
    the activity of performing a butt
    weld on stainless steel using Gas
   ...
Videos
Animations
Interactive components
Difficulties encountered

• Industry variations in welding practices made it hard
  to determine which of the industry pra...
Benefits to the learners
•   The ability to supply an additional
    resource that capitalises on
    alternative learning...
Future plans

• SkillsTech Australia
  remains passionate in
  developing relationships
  and partnerships with
  Industry...
Questions
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E-Learning for Industry - ASSDA – SkillsTech Australia. Presented at the e-Show n Tell Online Conference, 7 November 2007. Presented by Maurits Gustavsson, Business Manager (Education Development Research Modelling)

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E-Learning for Industry - ASSDA – SkillsTech Australia.

  1. 1. E-Learning for Industry ASSDA – SkillsTech Australia Maurits Gustavsson Business Manager (Education Development Research Modelling) 7/11/2007
  2. 2. Background • Currently Queensland is experiencing a significant resource boom resulting in pressure being applied to all aspects of industry. Particularly the heavy industrial sector. • Consequently the demand for skilled labour is at a 10 year high. • The stainless steel industry is a niche market that, until recently has been limited to highly skilled and experienced practitioners.
  3. 3. Resource boom and training • The increased demand on labour in Queensland has placed excessive demand on training institutions for the development of qualified and skilled workers. • These include both apprentices and existing tradespersons expanding their portfolio. • Multi-skilling the existing workforce is also being sought as a possible solution to human resource shortages.
  4. 4. Capacity of RTO’s • Apprenticeship numbers in QLD on average are increasing by approximately 24% per annum. • Some trade areas are increasing by as much as 36% per annum. • Therefore total apprentice intake numbers are doubling every 3 to 4 years. • With this growth, the capacity for training organisations such as SkillsTech Australia to accommodate student number growth, using current delivery strategies, is challenged.
  5. 5. Delivery alternatives • SkillsTech Australia is seeking to expand the delivery options available to students by embracing contemporary techniques and technology. • Establishing partnerships with enterprises and other private and public RTO’s is essential in the struggle to accommodate demand. • Access to “best practice” delivery and assessment resources is equally as important.
  6. 6. E-Learning for Industry • This project allows for the development of contemporary learning materials utilising technologies that enhance the educational experience of the learner. • Additionally, the platform for delivery (can be delivered via the internet) allows for learning to occur external to a formal training facility for students that are capable of self directed learning.
  7. 7. The role of SkillsTech Australia in the project • ASSDA have been the leader in development of this project in all aspects. • SkillsTech Australia have supplied support where required by ASSDA including: – Access to facilities – Supply of resources – Performing mapping to endorsed components of Training Packages
  8. 8. Outcomes • Learning resources to support the activity of performing a butt weld on stainless steel using Gas Tungsten Arc Welding. • Resources are able to be utilised in many ways including via the internet or within a teacher lead classroom. • The resource includes: – Text – Video – Annimations – Interactive components – Photographs and images – Etc.
  9. 9. Videos
  10. 10. Animations
  11. 11. Interactive components
  12. 12. Difficulties encountered • Industry variations in welding practices made it hard to determine which of the industry practices to include. • Being able to adequately capture the welding process with a video camera. The radiation and the light intensity of the “arc” proved challenging. • Animations were developed to supplement video footage demonstrating aspects of the welding process that proved too difficult to capture with adequate clarity.
  13. 13. Benefits to the learners • The ability to supply an additional resource that capitalises on alternative learning styles. • Learners can access materials such as this that provides both an introduction to the stainless seel welding process and a reference for more experienced welders to call upon. • The resource allows the learner to examine the welding process with a greater clarity than is possible in “real life” and in “real time”
  14. 14. Future plans • SkillsTech Australia remains passionate in developing relationships and partnerships with Industry. • Future activities with partnered organisations such as ASSDA are both desirable and essential in meeting the demands on the VET sector in QLD.
  15. 15. Questions

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