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  • Welcome everyone to the session It’s exciting to have everyone together finally Comment that I am aware that time is precious and will try and fit this into an hour if possible.
  • First show the white board Then show the list of names, the tick and cross function and the hand raise Then show the talk button. Then the chat box, Let them know that the moderator can see all the comments, even if aimed at the individual. Then look at the tool box on the side with the text tool, line tool and colour picker.
  • Clare from McIvor Leanne from Murray ACE Tania and Tilmann from Kyabram Drina and Jan from GELC Neil from Kerang Learning Centre And Gabrielle from Castlemaine Continuing Education
  • Give a very short introduction about myself and then get each participant to speak.
  • What do you think is elearning???
  • It will soon become unacceptable to not acknowledge technology in education. We have an obligation as training providers to equip our learners with the skills of the workforce in tomorrows world. Don’t use elearning tools for the sake of it. It will only make things harder. You need to use these tools make things better, to solve a problem. Make it a way of doing business, you can’t expect your trainers and students to engage in something that you are not willing to do. Learning is Changing, Education will need to change as well. Collaborative learning, taking the pressure off the facilitator, having the learners support and teach each other gives them leadership skills and confidence. Education is moving away from the traditional teaching methods. There is so much information, knowledge is no longer sacred, it is all about what you do with it. The age of intellectual property is rapidly dissapearing.
  • We no longer teach our students purely factual information. No one can store that amount of information in their heads. The skills required these days are the ability to seek out that information when it is needed, or to store it if stumbled upon and be able to find it again later. When seeking an employee for a role, would you choose someone with that particular skill, or someone who you know can develop that skill quickly and easily. Mentoring rather than lecturing is proving to be more affective in the retention of information. Allowing the learners to seek the information as needed, with the guidance of the mentor will provide an opportunity for active learning. eLearning allows for content development that address a range of learning styles, by providing flexible content, activities and assessment. Electronic evidence can be collected in 100’s of ways, and can allow for learners who do not fit in the box, to provide evidence of understanding in a way that they are comfortable with. When set up correctly, digital evidence can provide far more accurate proof of students work than that of observation in the classroom. Involving your learners in forums can give you written record of personality and writing styles that can then be directly compared to assignment submissions. Don’t underestimate it. LMS’ can also collect and store entire records of learners participation within the course, and information can be collected by topic, or by student. It’s up to you. Social skills are being developed, the users of social networking tools are growing by the day. These people connect with thousands of people who bring opportunity to them, who they may otherwise have never met. If MySpace was a country, it would be the 6 th largest in population in the world. It has a membership of over 172 million people, and increases it’s new members by 375,000 every day. When you employ someone in a role, would you rather they had ICT skills as well? If your organisation had a reputation for providing ICT skills to your learners, do you think your learners would become the employees of choice??
  • E-training – just in time training, facilitator free, Blended learning – a great range of delivery methods that can range from f2f through to online sessions, wiki’s web content and more. Virtual Classrooms – a tool for you to provide synchronous training to students that are not able to be there in person – like this one now. Digital Campus – The extremely high end of eLearning in an organisation, this can include intranets, digital libraries, online enrolment and payment options, enews, Learning management systems, student records available online with logins and so on. Distance education – Mainly asynchronous, often achieved through emailing of content and assessment, then returning that assessment by the due date. This may be supported by a facilitator but there is not usually students linked to other students. Web in class – is where most elearning trials start. This can be implemented by the trainer and can be adjusted to resources available. These are great to get started, but once your trainers have a taste for it, they will start asking for more resources, unblocking of websites, administration rights and it just keeps on growing. So be prepared. This document is available on the wiki as is a lot of other useful readings.
  • Your basic website.
  • The introduction of interactivity over the internet. Tools for creating, engaging, publishing, achieving, presenting. Those who can use these tools, eg My Space, facebook, podomatic (podcasting tool) google accounts, are the future learners. We are breeding a generation that finally walks the walk and doesn’t just talk the talk. They can’t get away with that anymore. They now have the right and responsibility to contribute to the world of knowledge. They are questioning the professional and challenging the products, the consumer finally has the voice to ask the producer what it really wants.
  • We are far more flexible than Tafe. We can change course without it taking 3 months. We can have lighter securities and firewalls. We can trail things at a smaller cost. On the down side We don’t have a automatic funding that tafe has, and they can show the organisational capacity to support funding applications that on our own, ACE organisations can’t. But why let tafe get all the money?? We can share the workload, as we are not really competing against each other, we are competing against who gets the money all the time. If ACE as a network can pool our resources and network to become a stronger entity, we can prove that we are able to compete. Team with everyone, schools, community groups, sporting clubs, industry and government.
  • So what does this means for you and your organisation? Well firstly, Congratulations on becoming one of the last of the early adopters. Funding for 2009 will be aimed at those who already have elearning embedded into their organisation. This means that we need to get your organisation to a comfortable stage with elearning if you are wanting to seek these funding opportunities. The main source of funding for elearning is from the Australian Flexible Learning Framework. The competition for this funding is fierce, and ACE does get from the same bucket as tafe. But that doesn’t mean that it isn’t achievable. Partnerships are looked upon fondly, and the flexibility for ACE to adapt to circumstances gives you all an advantage. But first you need to have a plan, and address these points. They want you to be organised, - and have your partnerships established before you apply.
  • Tackle the culture change.
  • Most of you are also time poor, and elearning wont make that any easier to begin with.
  • Sessions starting in September. Will send you out the information.
  • Op Analysis also available on the wiki.
  • Op Analysis also available on the wiki.
  • Transcript

    • 1. Welcome Explore and Experience Loddon Mallee eMentor Project Managers and Coordinators Session
    • 2. Session overview Using the Virtual Classroom Introductions What is eLearning Organisational Capacity Managing the knowledge Allocating trainer resources Adding to the Wiki Upcoming Dates Explore and Experience Loddon Mallee Region
    • 3. What tools are around the room Explore and Experience Loddon Mallee Region
    • 4. Project Participants McIvor Neighbourhood House Heathcote Murray Adult Community Education Swan Hill Inc. Kyabram Community & Learning Centre Goldfields Employment and Learning Centre Kerang Learning Centre Castlemaine and District Continuing Education Inc. Explore and Experience Loddon Mallee Region
    • 5. Introductions
      • Your name, organisation and role.
      • What have you done with elearning so far?
      • What industry training/demographic do you want to trial elearning with?
      • What will your organisation feel like when you have elearning properly implemented as a learning option?
      Explore and Experience Loddon Mallee Region
    • 6. What is eLearning? Explore and Experience Loddon Mallee Region
    • 7. What is eLearning? The future of education An enhancer, not a substitute Cultural change – a way of doing things Changing how we learn Learning together and teaching each other A sharing culture Explore and Experience Loddon Mallee Region
    • 8. What is eLearning? Not teaching the information, but teaching methods to seek the information Mentoring Accommodates for different learning styles and allows for flexible content and activities options Great for Audits Social Networking Provides necessary IT skills when entering the workforce Explore and Experience Loddon Mallee Region
    • 9. What is eLearning? Explore and Experience Loddon Mallee Region
    • 10. What is Web 1.0? Principles of Web 1.0 Reading, Receiving and Researching Explore and Experience Loddon Mallee Region
    • 11. What is Web 2.0? Principles of Web 2.0 Collaborating, Contributing and Creating Creating a ProAM Culture = Professional + Amateur ProSumer Culture = Producer + Consumer Explore and Experience Loddon Mallee Region
    • 12. What does this mean for ACE? Explore and Experience Loddon Mallee Region
    • 13. Organisational Capacity
      • Identify your strategy/plan
      • Address the need
      • Identify your learner groups
      • Identify relevancy to industry/partnerships
      • Address your resources
      Explore and Experience Loddon Mallee Region
    • 14. Organisational Capacity
      • Address your infrastructure
      • Address support systems (students and staff)
      • Develop processes and procedures
      • Tackle the culture change
      Explore and Experience Loddon Mallee Region
    • 15. Resources Staff Staff skills Equipment IT support Plan Finances Working party Software Policies and procedures Measuring progress tools Explore and Experience Loddon Mallee Region
    • 16. Managing the knowledge Why do we need to? Tidal Wave of information – we just cant know it all Ever changing – what is knowledge today is out dated tomorrow Information guided by the group is stronger than information by the professional New type of publishing – publishing by conversation, not dictation What is correct content and what is false We don’t teach the information, but the methods in which to seek this information Explore and Experience Loddon Mallee Region
    • 17. Managing the knowledge Use the tools RSS Feeds – Blogline, Google Reader, Explorer Feed Reader Networks – Each other, Forums, Blogs, online conferences, Wiki Spaces Social Bookmarking – Del.icio.us, Favourites And you will really need to know how to file!! Explore and Experience Loddon Mallee Region
    • 18. Allocating Trainer Resources Invest in professional development Invest in process documentation Pay your trainers to develop resources Give them time, don’t expect too much Explore and Experience Loddon Mallee Region
    • 19. Upcoming Dates Online session – trainers 10 th September Face 2 Face @ Bendigo 18 th September Online session – managers 2 nd October Online session – trainers 9 th October Site Visits late October Online session – everyone 7 th November Frequent email, wiki content and extra conferences available Explore and Experience Loddon Mallee Region
    • 20. Where to from here? Look around the Wiki Keep coming to the sessions Read the resources if you get the chance Complete the Opportunity Analysis – I will send it to you Encourage your staff and trainers Share the information I share with you Lurk in conferences, if your not confident to participate yet Communicate with each other Contact me for any help Explore and Experience Loddon Mallee Region
    • 21. Thank you for your time Sarah Phillips eLearning Coordinator Continuing Education Bendigo [email_address] (03) 5430 2100 Skype Name: phisar2 Explore and Experience Loddon Mallee Region