eLearning   for  Isolated Learners Ben Brown &  Lyn Brownbill flexiblelearning.net.au/communitypartnerships
Who? <ul><li>People desiring learning opportunities who are prevented due to isolation: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Geographic (...
<ul><li>Delivery of programs targeted at engaging people within the community: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Food Safety </li></ul...
<ul><li>Learners were attracted from: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ballarat, Maryborough, Dunolly </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Dere...
<ul><li>Partnerships </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Leverage and reinforce existing networks to build partnerships </li></ul></ul><...
<ul><li>Providing Learning Tools </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Links to Course Materials </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tutor / instru...
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BRACE e-learning for isolated learners

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Ben and Lynn presented at Converge, the Victorian e-learning showcase, October '06. The BRACE project used Elluminate and Microsoft Sharepoint to create engaging online spaces for their learners in the community.

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BRACE e-learning for isolated learners

  1. 1. eLearning for Isolated Learners Ben Brown & Lyn Brownbill flexiblelearning.net.au/communitypartnerships
  2. 2. Who? <ul><li>People desiring learning opportunities who are prevented due to isolation: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Geographic (Distance to Learning Institutions) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Financial (Cost of Programs, Travel) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Work or Business Commitments </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Family Commitments </li></ul></ul>Ben Brown & Lyn Brownbill flexiblelearning.net.au/communitypartnerships Staff Care @ Ballarat
  3. 3. <ul><li>Delivery of programs targeted at engaging people within the community: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Food Safety </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Skills to participate in community activities and fundraisers </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Research Business Opportunities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Skills to establish or expand existing business providing services and employment within regional areas </li></ul></ul></ul>Pilot Programs Ben Brown & Lyn Brownbill flexiblelearning.net.au/communitypartnerships
  4. 4. <ul><li>Learners were attracted from: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ballarat, Maryborough, Dunolly </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Dereel, and Clunes </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Inductions conducted in Ballarat & Maryborough </li></ul><ul><li>Infrastructure enables delivery throughout Victoria and South Australia and beyond ….. </li></ul>Targeted Location Ben Brown & Lyn Brownbill flexiblelearning.net.au/communitypartnerships Ballarat Maryborough
  5. 5. <ul><li>Partnerships </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Leverage and reinforce existing networks to build partnerships </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Existing Programs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Use existing programs to assist in identifying key participants </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Media Releases </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Use editorial space to introduce the message </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Marketing </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Gave more than generic distance learning – online / live classroom sessions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Customise learning tools to be relevant in an online distance based delivery mechanism </li></ul></ul>Identifying Learners Ben Brown & Lyn Brownbill flexiblelearning.net.au/communitypartnerships
  6. 6. <ul><li>Providing Learning Tools </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Links to Course Materials </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tutor / instructor blogs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Shared Documents </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Threaded Discussions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Assessment Tasks </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Elluminate Sessions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Face-to-face inductions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Email </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Digital Stories </li></ul></ul>Engaging Learners Ben Brown & Lyn Brownbill flexiblelearning.net.au/communitypartnerships

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