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  • E-learning on a
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  • E-learning on a Shoestring Wikispace:
    http://elearningshoestring.wikispaces.com/
  • E-learning is a proven cost-effective training solution.
    While there are some development and implementation costs associated with e-learning, the good news is that there are ways these can be minimised.
  • Find learning content that already exists
    Rethink what you already have
    Create your own content
    Use free and open source tools
    Run your business with e-tools
    Plan your e-learning with ready-to-go tools
    Find out what others are doing
  • Why start from the beginning when there may be existing content you can simply pick up and use?
    If it isn't 'quite right', it is often easier to customise an existing learning resource rather than have to create an entirely new one.
    Find learning content that already exists
  • Find learning content that already existsTOOLBOXES
    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.
  • Find learning content that already existsTOOLBOXES
    Toolbox website
    Toolbox examples:
    Optimake: Process Manufacturing TP
    Satellite City: Property Services TP
    TAA: Training & Assessment TP
    My Micro Business: Business Services TP
    Where’s the Party At: Youth, LLN studies
  • Find learning content that already existsLORN
    LORN is a gateway to online training resources.
    It allows teachers and trainers to access more than 2,500 quality, copyright cleared, free or affordable online learning resources from repositories across Australia.
  • Find learning content that already existsLORN
    LORN website
    Examples of what you can find:
    Drive a Forklift
    Develop a Business Plan (rural environment)
    Maintain workplace safety - Deal with an emergency
  • Find learning content that already existsYouTube
    YouTube is a video sharing websitewhich allows users to locate existing videos as well as upload their own.
    There is an amazing amount of instructional material which can be embedded in existing websites/learning management systems (LMS)
    There is also an Education section on YouTube
  • Find learning content that already existsYouTube
    YouTube website
    Examples of what you can find:
    How to use a bandsaw
    Putting out a grease fire safely
    Sales Tips - Open and Closed Questions
    Internet Safety for Teens
    Activating Yeast for Wheat Bread
  • You probably already have resources such as PowerPoints, Word Docs, PDFs etc.
    You can turn these into e-learning resources very quickly by making them available online.
    How?
    Rethink what you already have
  • Rethink what you already haveGoogleDocs
    "Google Docs is a free, Web-based word processor, spreadsheet, presentation, form, and data storage service offered by Google.
    It allows users to create and edit documents online while collaborating in real-time with other users." - Wikipedia
  • Rethink what you already haveGoogleDocs
    Use GoogleDocs to:
    Upload your current documents so that your learners can access them from anywhere, at anytime.
    Store document ‘masters’ ensuring version control
    Work collaboratively on the same document.
  • Rethink what you already haveSlideShare
    SlideShare is a site which allows you to upload and share your presentations eg. PowerPoints.
    It will also let you upload Word & PDF documents.
    You can add audio to make a ‘webinar’.
  • Rethink what you already haveSlideShare
    Use SlideShare to:
    Upload PowerPoints so they are available for learners (gives a unique URL)
    Can add audio making them suitable for learners who can’t attend class
    Embed them straight into a LMS
    Example: Death by PowerPoint
  • Rethink what you already haveCutePDF
    CutePDFcreates PDF files on the fly. Make professional quality PDF files from almost any printable document. FREE for personal, commercial, government or educational use.
  • Rethink what you already haveCutePDF
    Use CutePDF to:
    Turn your Word documents into PDFs, ready to upload to the internet, your LMS or send out to learners via email.
    (This isn’t e-learning but is a great way to start and provides flexibility for learners.)
  • If you can’t find what you need, you can create your own course material using existing e-learning tools.
    All the following tools are within the capabilities of a practitioner...no web development skills required.
    Create your own content
  • Create your own content ARED
    ARED is designed to allow practitioners, with little more than basic computer skills, to easily build their own e-learning resources using six dynamic templates.
    The templates are based on media-rich interactions and remove the need for practitioners to learn the multimedia skills commonly required to build such resources.
  • Create your own content ARED
    ARED website (for downloading)
    Examples:
    How to Write a Business Case for E-learning
    E-learning Webventure
    How to use ARED : Introduction to AREDv2.1 (Enter as a guest)
  • Create your own content PhotoStory3
    Microsoft PhotoStory3 is a free application that allows users to create a show’n’tell presentation from digital photos.
    It is used in education for the creation of learning resources as well as learning activities for learners.
  • Create your own content PhotoStory3
    • Download Microsoft PhotoStory3
    • Educational uses of digital storytelling
    Example: History of Radiology
    Example: Travel digital story
    ‘How To’ Tutorials
  • Create your own content Screencast-o-Matic
    Screencast-o-Matic is a free and easy way to make a screen capture video recording with audio (a.k.ascreencast) and upload it for free hosting from your browser - no installation or downloading required..
  • Create your own content Screencast-o-Matic
    Screencast-o-Matic can be used wherever you demonstrate something on a computer.
    Examples:
    Creating a drop-down list in Excel
    A screencast about how to create a screencast!
    A YouTube video demonstration
  • Use FREE and open-source tools
    A great low-cost way to get started with e-learning is to use free and open source software.
    Some of these (such as Moodle) are being taken up by many large training providers i.e. TAFE SA, UNISA, TAFE NSW etc.
  • Use FREE and open-source toolsMOODLE
    Moodle(Modular Object-Oriented Dynamic Learning Environment) is a free and open-source e-learning software platform.
    As of January 2010 it had a user base of 45,721 registered and verified sites, serving 32 million users in 3 million courses.
    Moodle was developed ... to help educators create online courses with a focus on interaction and collaborative construction of content. - Wikipedia
  • Use FREE and open-source toolsMOODLE
    Moodle website
    Examples:
    Link to E-Skills course, ‘23 Things for Trainers’ (not available to guests...sorry )
    Career Awareness
    Online Facilitation
    Digital Photography
  • Use FREE and open-source toolsMOODLE
    Get a FREEMoodle classroom!
    www.vetsa.net.au
    Use it for:
    Learning Moodle
    Training
    PD
  • Use FREE and open-source toolsBlogger
    Blogger is a free blogging platform run by Google.
    “A blog (a contraction of the term "web log") is a type of website, usually maintained by an individual with regular entries of commentary, descriptions of events, or other material such as graphics or video” – Wikipedia
  • Use FREE and open-source toolsBlogger
    Blogger website
    Use Blogger for:
    Learners doing a workplace assessment
    Ongoing updates for learners (or colleagues)
    Helps to improve literacy
    Involves external people eg employers
    Blogs in Plain English – a video
  • Use FREE and open-source toolsBlogger
    Examples:
    Jessica Watson
    Trudy’s blog
    UNISA Report: Using Wikis and Blogs for
    Assessment in First Year Engineering
  • Use FREE and open-source toolsWikiSpaces
    A wiki can be as simple as an online whiteboard...or as complex as a corporate website.
    It is essentially a website that can be edited...by yourself, your learners, your colleagues...depending on permissions allocated.
  • Use FREE and open-source toolsWikiSpaces
    A wiki can be as simple as an online whiteboard...or as complex as a corporate website.
    It is essentially a website that can be edited...by yourself, your learners, your colleagues...depending on permissions allocated.
  • Use FREE and open-source toolsWikiSpaces
    Wikispaces website
    Examples:
    Wikipedia
    Keeping Up with E-learning
    Resources4Trades
    Horizon Project
    Video: Wikis in Plain English
  • Run your Business with E-tools
    Make your business run more efficiently and effectively using e-tools
    WhenIsGood - organise meetings quickly
    SurveyMonkey – online survey for feedback
    Skype – video/audio/text communication
    QuickTopic – instant discussion space
  • Use readily available resources to plan your e-learning
    A range of free resources and tools are available from the Framework website to help you PLAN, DEVELOP and IMPLEMENT e-learning.
    It is important to plan e-learning so that the model you choose fits YOUR organisation and learners.
  • Use readily available resources to plan your e-learning
    Designing e-learning (Great site to get started)
    Practical Guide to E-learning for Industry
    E-learning in the Trades
    E-learning for Small Business
    Inclusive E-learning
  • Help is available where you need it!
    E-learning Coordinator.....
    ...can provide e-learning advice, assist with decision-making and help with the location of relevant e-learning products, tools and resources, together with examples of where e-learning is being used effectively...
    Ph: 8348 4073
    Email: marlene.manto@flexiblelearning.net.au
  • Help is available where you need it!
    Toolbox Champion.....
    ... can provide assistance with locating relevant e-learning and assessment resources, as well as assistance with using Toolboxes including the downloading & customising of learning objects...
    Ph: 8348 4074
    Email: douglas.purcell@sa.gov.au
  • Help is available where you need it!
    E-Skills.....
    ... Is a not-for-profit business which can provide affordable e-learning consultancy, professional development workshops, e-learning online courses, guest speakers, technical help and support...
    Ph: 8348 4076 www.e-skills.com.au
    Email: coordinator@e-skills.com.au
  • Find Out What Others are Doing
    SA 2010 Innovations projects
    Search through the last 3 years
    National Industry projects
    Example: Queensland Water Directorate
  • Thank You!