Pd for CTC (11jul07)

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overview of engagement project, plus some questions around engaging learners, and using communication tools ..

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Pd for CTC (11jul07)

  1. 1. Community Engagement Project Part of the Australian Flexible Learning Framework (formerly E-learning Creative Community Partnerships Project )
  2. 2. Welcome! Role in Project Location Name
  3. 3. What is the Framework? <ul><li>national initiative to support the uptake of e-learning in communities, industry and the vocational and technical education system </li></ul><ul><li>enhances education, training and employment opportunities </li></ul><ul><li>Toolboxes, New Practices, Learnscope, Client Engagement , Networks, Benchmarking .. </li></ul><ul><li>funded by the Australian Government and all States and Territories. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Community Engagement <ul><li>regional, rural and remote communities face unique challenges to access education and training </li></ul><ul><li>isolation, distance and lack of support networks limit education and training opportunities </li></ul><ul><li>technology can and is creating a solution. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Community Engagement Project <ul><li>aims to foster and embed e-learning in disadvantaged communities </li></ul><ul><li>supports economic and regional development and sustainability </li></ul><ul><li>strengthens partnerships locally, regionally and nationally. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Building “Web Presence”
  7. 7. Social and discussion forums, using moodle, at EdNA Groups http:// groups.edna.edu.au/
  8. 8. A blog , at edublogs.org for publicity, to let people know about the great work going on http://elearnala.edublogs.org/ <ul><li>Blogging, what for? </li></ul><ul><li>One of the most popular, blogger.com has millions of users; </li></ul><ul><li>Can be a good way to encourage fluency for literacy learners; </li></ul><ul><li>A good way to regularly post info from a project; </li></ul><ul><li>Various classroom teachers have used the format in different ways .. </li></ul>
  9. 9. A wiki, at wikispaces.com - for building knowledge together http://elearnala.wikispaces.com <ul><li>Benefits of a wiki </li></ul><ul><li>Many people can register / login </li></ul><ul><li>Multiple authors </li></ul><ul><li>Collect and build knowledge together </li></ul><ul><li>Other ‘hosted’ wikis include Pbwiki.com and wikieducator.org/ </li></ul><ul><li>Moodle (and EdNA Groups have wiki built in. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Audio / podcast at eg odeo.com For sharing knowledge, broadcasting events .. <ul><li>A good podcasting tool will let you: </li></ul><ul><li>Upload mp3 files </li></ul><ul><li>Record direct onto web page </li></ul><ul><li>Record from mobile phone </li></ul><ul><li>There are other ways to embed audio on the page, but these ones (eg odeo, podomatic, gcast) make it easier. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Share bookmark / links at eg del.icio.us Many people can share links, with a short description You can feed your list of links into other places .. Eg into a wikispace, using “RSS” Other options include magnolia or Jotspot .. http://del.icio.us/ tag/ elearnala
  12. 12. E-resources kit for communities <ul><li>provides online guidance for developing and facilitating e-learning in communities </li></ul><ul><li>outlines low cost tools and technologies </li></ul><ul><li>ideas and case studies to get you started </li></ul>http:// creativecommunity.flexiblelearning.net.au/
  13. 14. <ul><li>computer-enhanced learning </li></ul><ul><li>delivered on a computer or mobile technology, such as personal digital assistance or MP3 Player </li></ul><ul><li>enables people to learn when, how, where and what they want </li></ul><ul><li>ideal platform for regional and remote learners. </li></ul>What is e-learning?
  14. 15. <ul><li>What sort of LEARNERS are people working with? </li></ul>Questions to explore Photo: old light switch by strph at flickr Photo: still life by eisenrah at flickr
  15. 16. What does it take to CONNECT with disengaged learners, people in the community? What does it take to engage with “ the community ”? Photo: cafe by denkrahm at flickr (What have people tried, that wasn’t e-learning?) Photo: radio star .. by fodt at flickr
  16. 17. <ul><li>If your goal is to .. </li></ul><ul><li>generate content, </li></ul><ul><li>organise knowledge, </li></ul><ul><li>enable collaboration, </li></ul><ul><li>create web presence .. </li></ul>What are your goals? Photo: Suspension footbridge near Bluff, Utah by creativity+ @flickr
  17. 18. <ul><li>What TOOLS might be useful? </li></ul><ul><li>What TECHNIQUES could be effective? </li></ul><ul><li>How could you adapt technologies such as blog, wiki, forum, to your situation? </li></ul>Photo: interactive data visualisation by Dan Zen at flickr
  18. 19. What could be the benefits? What could be the drawbacks? Photo: Potential Optimization by lonely radio at flickr
  19. 20. Where would people like to go with this in the future? What is the fuller potential? Photo: Radio Perola by orianomada at flickr.com

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