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ICT Assisted Project Based Learning: eLearning in Aviation

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Learning@School Conference 2009

DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.1.4472.3043

These slides formed the first half of the presentation and considered a current model for Aviation Studies. The second half focused on Robotics.

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ICT Assisted Project Based Learning: eLearning in Aviation

  1. 1. The Catlins Area School eLearning in Aviation Learning@School - 25/02/2009 ICT Assisted Project Based Learning
  2. 2. Educational Partnerships Meet real needs  Secondary Futures ideas  Engagement - authentic educational experiences  Career education  Address industry needs  School, community & business in partnership
  3. 3. Introduced at the AIA Conference 2008 • Aviation Industry Association Conference • Tauranga Aviation Careers Day • Build industry links • Develop parts ‘library’
  4. 4. Linked with OtagoNET • First delivered (as eLearning ) through OtagoNET • Class still available to OtagoNET schools • We drew on experience as an OtagoNET foundation school • Ideas and framework for our eLearning Handbook • Support with: • Enrolments • Video Conferencing • Audio Conferencing
  5. 5. What were the 2008 Courses? • Introduction to the industry • Basics of the theory of flight • Aviation career options • Encouraging further learning • Aviation Studies • Your Aviation Career • The Theory of Flight • Your Place in Aviation
  6. 6. How did they develop into 2009? • Extended accreditation • Three full year courses • Pitched at Levels 2 and 3 on the Qualifications Framework • Includes the material from the short courses • Covers compulsory units from the National Certificate • Broad introductory coverage to aviation concepts and issues • Counts towards NCEA
  7. 7. Short ‘taster’ courses for 2009 • Your Aviation Career • Your Place in Aviation • The Theory of Flight • Count towards NCEA
  8. 8. Subject Knowledge, Industry Links and ‘Currency’ • ATTTO - industry links, feedback and standards • Nextspace technologies • Air Fiordland industry currency visits and support • RNZAF partnerships and Base Woodbourne visits • Staff with a strong industry background, and sound pedagogical practice
  9. 9. The Learning Framework • OtagoNET School • Podcasts • Interactive 3D visualization • Power Points • Images and diagrams • VC / Audio Conferences • PDF / Word documents • Email
  10. 10. Deep View Complete A free 2D and 3D graphics viewing application. View in 3D with Deep View Free at www.righthemisphere.com/dv
  11. 11. Communicate, collaborate and visualize dynamic product data. Using 3D allows students to “Demonstrate knowledge of…”. 3D visualization empowers inquiry learning. View in 3D with Deep View Free at www.righthemisphere.com/dv
  12. 12. Using 3D to show the details *.rh models are web ready! Edit 2015: This slide contained 3D material that can no longer be displayed here. It was powered by the Deep View toolset.
  13. 13. Optional Face2Face and Camps • Meet the teacher • Meet peers and develop a ‘class’ • Optional eHui days • Optional Aviation Camp at NZRAF Base Woodbourne
  14. 14. Working in with RNZAF • ‘Graduate Packs’ and the ‘Step Up’ challenge • Working in partnership to link in with the Air Training Corps • Ongoing links for the Camps • Helping eLearners find out about these real career options • Professional knowledge exchanges through dialogue and presentations
  15. 15. ‘In School’ Options Learn on full enterprise software solutions that top aviation companies around the world are using. • Real aircraft parts • Linked design and build • Blended theory / practical – Aircraft structures – Hydraulics – Pneumatics – Electrics – Electronics
  16. 16. The Background Systems • eLearning Handbook • Integrated into the school QMS documentation • OtagoNET eLearning experience • Courses qualify for STAR funds • Cost recovery model • Trained Teaching Staff with Industry Experience • Regular staff professional development with industry • Student links to industry
  17. 17. So far… • Increase of Aviation student numbers • Students and teachers access cutting edge technology • Good for students – wider, positive opportunities • Good for the school • Good for the staff – chances for PD and improving practice
  18. 18. Next Steps • Continue building resources and tools for Aviation Studies as a Department • Increase the number of students • Include ‘home schooled’ learners • Build closer ties with the ATTTO, Nextspace, RNZAF and Air Fiordland • The use of 3D Visualization, framework and strategies from this project to develop ‘The Ignition Programme’.
  19. 19. The Catlins Area School eLearning in Aviation Learning@School - 25/02/2009

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