Activity 1: Poll
1. Have you ever used iConnect web
conferencing before? Yes/No?
2. Are you happy for this web conferencing
session to be recorded? We are hoping
to share the recording link for those
people who were unable to attend.
Smiley face/sad face
Our aims for this trial Distance learning web conference are:
Provide you with experience in participating in distance
learning web conferencing session
Describe why we need to reinvigorate Distance learning for
TQR success – TQR Strategic plan
Share experiences and ideas on current distance learning
practice between participants – web conference attendees.
Identify 3- 5 key issues to develop and thereby enhance
distance learning practice across TQR Institutes
Evaluate this distance learning web conference as a viable
Professional Development option for TQR staff.
TQR strategic plan 2010-2013:
Where we are going?
“ .. With 46 campuses and
recognised expertise in
distance , on-line and
1. Create new flexible
learning options and
2. Develop a rich teaching
and learning culture that
extends our expertise in
Current TAFE Qld Regional
learning statistics ?!
Current ISAS figures only
code face to face traditional
delivery and online learning
Snapshot of the history of Distance
Free tool Preceden – Timeline
What is distance learning?
Learning that occurs when a teacher and learner(s) are separated:
by physical distance
Technology (i.e., voice, video, data, and print), is often combined
with face-to-face communication, to bridge the instructional
These types of programs can provide adults with a chance to
undertake vocational education and training and reach those
disadvantaged by limited time, distance or physical disability,
and enhance the competence of workers at their places of
Timing and need
Project PALM PD and 21st
Research comparing distance education to
traditional face-to-face instruction indicates
that teaching and studying at a distance can be
as effective as traditional instruction, when…
1. The method and technologies used are
appropriate to the instructional tasks
2. There is student-to-student interaction
3. There is timely teacher-to- student feedback
(see Moore & Thompson, 1990; Verduin &
TAFE Qld Open
NSW TAFE Open
What do you do now
and how does it work?
Distance learning Review?
So….what do you think you need to get better
at to reinvigorate your distance learning
Learning design Support
Whiteboard activity – Distance learning – Your blend
Distance learning issues
TQR Distance learning
Where to from here?
Distance learning one page document
will be made available on my.tafe Project
PALM page for useful links and other
references for you to explore
Useful distance learning links?
2. A fish called Guido
AFLF project 2010 looking at
shared distance learning
Distance learning Web conference evaluation?
Please complete the survey that will be sent to you with
a series of evaluation questions. If you are watching
this recording feel free to send an email to
Colleen.firstname.lastname@example.org requesting the
survey link and provide your feedback
Your feedback will help us improve this distance
learning web conference and the next three sessions in
this Project PALM web conference professional
Thanks for taking the time to share your thoughts with