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ACPET ecapability


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Developing e-learning capability is a complex, ongoing and organisation-wide challenge. It ain’t easy. Here we explore how Victorian RTOs are supported by ACPET to embed elearning.

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  • 1. Who is ACPET?
    The Australian Council for Private Education and Training (ACPET) is the national industry association representing private providers of post-compulsory education and training to both Australian and International students, including :
    • higher education
    • 2. vocational education
    • 3. English language courses
  • About ACPET
    Established in 1992
    Over 1100 member organisations nationwide:
    • Delivering a full range of higher education, vocational education and training and English language courses
    • 4. Delivering to students in all states and territories
  • Sample of Member services
    Representation – committees, working parties, reference groups, etc
    Advocate – submissions, meetings,etc
    Information– weekly newsletter, e-circulars & forums
    Professional Development – online & f2f workshops
  • 5. ACPET supports e-learning…
    ACPET has a long history in engaging private providers in elearning through the Australian Flexible Learning Framework.
    Funding has enabled professional development training for over 800 workshops and StartUp Group participants from over 400 RTOs nationally.
    ACPET Victoria, with the support of the State Government, has funded professional development for more than 300RTO staff involved in over 50 funded project teams and mentoring groups.
  • 6. The ACPET–Victorian Government E-learning Program
    two key initiatives:
    • a mentoring program with Beginner and Intermediate streams
    • an e-learning professional development series.
  • 7. Mentoring Programme
    Structured professional development program
    • Initial onsite consultation
    • 8. Alignment with organisational priorities
    • 9. Face to Face Skills sessions
    • 10. Regular online meetings, goal setting, tasks
    • 11. Final onsite consultation
    • 12. Peer Review
  • e-learning professional development series
    Face to Face and Online workshops to support RTO’s to continue to embed e-learning in their organisation
  • 13. Lessons – what works
    • Regular and varied contact points
    • 14. Peer networking opportunities
    • 15. Emphasis on design
    • 16. Guest Speakers
    • 17. Time to develop
    • 18. End of year ACPET Showcase
    • 19. conVerge conference
  • Lessons – what doesn’t work
    • Must involve trainer-focussed permanent staff in the mentoring program, not external consultants.
    • 20. needs Management/IT buy in
    • 21. Tools/Technology Driven
  • Verdict
    • RTOs progressed from the beginner stream to the intermediate stream
    • 22. Development of Extension Stream
    • 23. RTOs have competed successfully for funding from the Australian Flexible Learning Framework(Innovations, Portfolios and New Technolgoy Trials)
  • Case Studies
  • 24. Katharine Ebbs-Current web repository project responsibilities include participant pre and post interviews to document technical and ICT skills.  -Online mentoring to monitor creation and population of online space.   -Manage online ‘Community of Practice’ and trial to mobile devices.Experience includes - Creation of industry online content during 2008 in ‘Building Passive Capacity’ for the Australian Flexible Learning Framework and converting content from the Training and Assessment toolbox for the FPA Australia ‘Assessor Online’ project. Project Trainer and Auditor Vicnet - the online arm of the State Library of Victoria.
  • 25. Leo GregorcArlene O’Sullivan
  • 26. We offer Courses in Complimentary Medicine – Naturopathy, Chinese Medicine, Clinical Myotherapy and Massage.
    eLearning for SSNT was developed out of an opportunity – Catalyst for integration of eLearning into SSNT
  • 27. We offer Courses in Complimentary Medicine – Naturopathy, Chinese Medicine, Clinical Myotherapy and Massage.
    eLearning for SSNT was developed out of an opportunity – Catalyst for integration of eLearning into SSNT
  • 28. 2008
    • Not for Profit
    • 29. Open source tools
    • 30. Moodle
    • 31. ACPET e learning programme
  • 2009
    • Intermediate course through ACPET
    • 32. Improve our multimedia skills
    • 33. Customisation of Toolboxes
    • 34. Further develop the Moodle
    • 35. Involved additional staff
  • 2010
    • extension stream in ACPET
    • 36. develop online training resources
    • 37. multimedia tools
    • 38. Now part of Think Educational Group
    • 39. 43 units online with 25 staff now using Moodle
  • eCapability –
  • What’s Next?
    • Post your response to the forum
    • 44. Undertake the survey
    • 45. Watch the recording of this session
    • 46. Register for our next session Thursday 15th April 2.30pm e Capability in ACE
  • Upcoming Sessions