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The benefits of using Flexible Learning Toolboxes


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Melanie Brenton's presentation at the NT E-learning Xposed '09 showcase

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The benefits of using Flexible Learning Toolboxes

  1. 1. Getting the most out of Source:
  2. 2. Toolbox Champion Service <ul><li>Local support to assist you understand and use Flexible Learning Toolboxes </li></ul><ul><li>A Champ for every jurisdiction </li></ul>Source:
  3. 3. Harriet Wakelam Toolbox Management team <ul><li>“ be creative”… </li></ul><ul><li>“ apply what you already know”… </li></ul>Source:
  4. 4. Thanks Harriet! <ul><li>Toolboxes don’t work without the trainer – I’ve yet to see a Toolbox that creatively thinks for itself </li></ul><ul><li>Start with what you know - technology you are comfortable using </li></ul>Source:
  5. 5. Shane Dowd – NSW Champ <ul><li>Ability to customise/ contextualise to the environment in which it is being used </li></ul><ul><li>Combine with chunks of learning (from Tbx Repository) that come from other Toolboxes </li></ul><ul><li>Add some interactive exercises by linking in some activities built in AREDv2.1 </li></ul><ul><li>Utilise learning objects in an LMS environment (for tracking , etc) </li></ul><ul><li>Can be used as a type of “electronic textbook” if self-paced learning is required </li></ul>
  6. 6. Thanks Shane … lots to try! <ul><li>Contextualise </li></ul><ul><li>Combine </li></ul><ul><li>Add </li></ul><ul><li>Link </li></ul><ul><li>Track </li></ul>Source:
  7. 7. Peter Shanks - Tassie Champ <ul><li>“ For me, putting the learning object content into a moodle course and then adding forum and discussion topics and possibly uploadable assignment activities is the way of getting the most out of the Toolboxes” </li></ul>
  8. 8. Thanks Shaggy! <ul><li>For those wondering … </li></ul><ul><li>Moodle is free software that can be used to create online learning sites. </li></ul><ul><li>Toolboxes slot right in. </li></ul>Source:
  9. 9. Doug Purcell – SA Champ <ul><li>Toolboxes can: </li></ul><ul><li>Engage the learner with interactive simulations - drive a forklift, ride a mower, construct a wall, measure a concrete slab, report a hazard, build a fence, assess a risk, train a group, repair an engine ... </li></ul><ul><li>Add flexibility to program delivery options - eg deployed on CD or as learning objects in LMS </li></ul><ul><li>Be customised to suit the training context - edit text, images, add hyperlinks to web, embed resources (audio, doc, pdf, ppt, ARED) </li></ul><ul><li>And they are low cost (or free) e-resource solutions for RTOs as part of an overall e-learning strategy </li></ul>
  10. 10. Thanks Doug! <ul><li>Free sounds pretty good. </li></ul><ul><li>They are AESHARENET Share and Return or S2 licence. </li></ul><ul><li>Use them, copy them, change them, but don’t sell them. </li></ul>Source:
  11. 11. What about someone here in the NT? Source:
  12. 12. Alice Springs teacher Liza Bowers, talks about how she uses Toolboxes
  13. 13. Thanks Liza! <ul><li>Use the Teacher’s Guide </li></ul><ul><li>Give students freedom to explore </li></ul>Source: stretch3094
  14. 14. And my tip … <ul><li>Get little pieces from the Toolbox Repository </li></ul><ul><li>Choose key words that match the elements of competency </li></ul>
  15. 15. More info … <ul><li>Email: [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Tel: 8942 1651 </li></ul><ul><li>Web: </li></ul>