E-learning Indicators (Benchmarking).

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Presentation by Ian Phillips and Annie Fergusson. The Australian Flexible Learning Framework’s annual E-learning Benchmarking surveys, which measure the use, impact and uptake of e-learning within vocational education and training (VET) have been completed. The results are now available via the Flexible Learning Framework website. The surveys show that 29% of all VET activity now involves e-learning. This is up from 17% in 2006 and 6-8% in 2005. The growth in e-learning is primarily being driven by RTOs that were already using e-learning and extending it to more of their students. Nearly half of all registered training organisations still say they do no e-learning. Tune in to find out about the latest trends in the uptake and use of e-learning with data from the e-learning surveys of RTOs, VET students, employers and VET teachers and trainers. See the extent to which different training organisations are using e-learning, and catch up on what individual RTOs are doing to benchmark their use of e-learning.

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E-learning Indicators (Benchmarking).

  1. 1. E-Show n Tell 2007 E-learning Benchmarking Research & Policy Advice Project Annie Fergusson Project Manager Ian Phillips I & J Management Services This session will start at 12:30pm AEDST
  2. 2. <ul><li>Research & Policy Advice </li></ul><ul><li>Information to Flexible Learning Advisory Group on future directions of e-learning across VET </li></ul><ul><li>Advice on emerging issues </li></ul><ul><li>Commissioned research </li></ul><ul><ul><li>uptake of e-learning in the trades; embedding innovation; mature aged workers; uptake of e-learning in small business </li></ul></ul><ul><li>E-learning Benchmarking project has provided data since 2005 to measure the uptake, use and impact of e-learning on VET clients and VET providers. </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>2007 E-learning Benchmarking </li></ul><ul><li>2007 E-learning benchmarking survey results </li></ul><ul><ul><li>National results </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Results by State/Territory, provider type, VET student and VET teacher/trainer demographics </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mature aged learners </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Encouraging the use of benchmarking data </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Extracting survey data for RTOs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Assisting RTOs with DIY benchmarking </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>E-learning Benchmarking project </li></ul><ul><li>Third annual benchmarking surveys conducted in August 2007 using online, hard copy and telephone collection </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Registered training organisations (RTOs) (536) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>VET students (2,625) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>VET teachers/trainers (1,575) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Employers with employees undertaking accredited training (400). </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>E-learning uptake on the rise </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>Growth across all provider types </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>Growth in most states and territories </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>E-learning becoming embedded </li></ul><ul><li>Growth mainly driven by RTOs who were previously using some e-learning now providing more </li></ul><ul><ul><li>57% of all RTOs now use e-learning (vs 49% in 2006) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>43% of RTOs do not use e-learning </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>38% of large RTOs say that more than one quarter of their VET unit enrolments involve e-learning </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>72% of small RTOs do not use e-learning. </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>E-learning increases job-ready skills </li></ul><ul><li>81% of VET students and 82% of employers think e-learning generally improves students’ computer skills </li></ul><ul><ul><li>57% of VET students say e-learning increased their own confidence and skills in using computers </li></ul></ul><ul><li>70% of VET students and 68% of employers think that all people in the workforce need good computer skills </li></ul><ul><li>63% of VET students think the e-learning in their course will in the future improve their employment outcomes </li></ul><ul><ul><li>29% of VET students said e-learning had already helped them get a job, get a better job or get more responsibility in their job. </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>E-learning delivers training flexibility </li></ul><ul><li>82% of VET students and 80% of employers think e-learning is a more flexible learning option. </li></ul><ul><li>Around 60% of VET students say that e-learning gives them flexibility in </li></ul><ul><ul><li>… where they study (e.g. home, workplace, campus) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>… when they study (e.g. the time of day) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>… how they study (e.g. face-to-face, using technology) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Students note convenience and flexibility of e-learning </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Enables some students to study </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Easier to combine study with family and work. </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><li>VET teachers/trainers use technology </li></ul><ul><li>86% of VET teachers/trainers use one or more e-learning activities for at least some of their teaching </li></ul><ul><ul><li>68% encourage access to/downloading of materials/resources </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>64% accept electronic submission of work </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>56% use multimedia interactive learning resources in classroom </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>38% use online assessment activities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>36% use Flexible Learning Toolboxes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>15-17% use web 2.0, mobile and voice technologies </li></ul></ul><ul><li>55% of VET teachers/trainers think e-learning has improved their teaching practices. </li></ul>
  12. 12. <ul><li>RTOs deliver client services via ICT </li></ul><ul><li>68% of RTOs deliver some e-business services to VET students and employers (vs 63% in 2006) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>58% provide online information about courses (TAFE 100%, private providers 53%) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>41% provide online information about student services </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>26% offer online enrolment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>21% have online payments and forms </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Around 40% of VET students said they would use more e-business services if they were provided by their training organisation. </li></ul>
  13. 13. <ul><li>VET students use e-business services </li></ul>
  14. 14. <ul><li>E-learning will continue to grow </li></ul><ul><li>80% of VET students say that if they could choose the way their course was delivered they would like ‘a lot’ or ‘some’ e-learning </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Only 5% of VET students said they would like ‘no e-learning’ </li></ul></ul><ul><li>62% of VET students and 72% of employers said they would recommend e-learning to their peers </li></ul><ul><li>44% of VET students said e-learning was a factor in choosing their training organisation </li></ul><ul><li>73% of employers said they would try to influence their training provider to deliver more flexible training. </li></ul>
  15. 15. <ul><li>Facilitating e-learning benchmarking </li></ul><ul><li>Further analysis of the 2007 E-learning Benchmarking results </li></ul><ul><ul><li>By state and territory </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Among different provider types </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>By different student groups (e.g. by gender, age, disability status) and teacher groups </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Special report on the uptake of e-learning by mature aged learners </li></ul><ul><li>Work with RTOs to assist them to benchmark their own e-learning activities. </li></ul>
  16. 16. Australian Flexible Learning Framework: flexiblelearning.net.au E-learning Benchmarking Project: flexiblelearning.net.au/e-learningindicators
  17. 17. <ul><li>Templates and tools </li></ul><ul><li>DIY surveys using online tool </li></ul><ul><li>DIY surveys </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Templates for each survey </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Data entry spreadsheets for each survey, with results tabulation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Benchmarking tool to compare RTO results with national, state and provider type results </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Access to 2007 E-learning Benchmarking survey results for your RTO (subject to survey response numbers). </li></ul>
  18. 18. Questions???

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