Setting the scene: The Peel Region.
The Peel Region <ul><li>Covers nearly 5,500 square kilometres. </li></ul><ul><li>Defined by the boundaries of the City of ...
Regional Issues <ul><li>above the national average unemployment </li></ul><ul><li>low indicators of lifelong learning  </l...
Skills shortages <ul><li>Six billion dollars of development projects proposed in the next five years in the eastern corrid...
Barriers to Training <ul><li>Isolation from city infrastructure  </li></ul><ul><li>Lack of transport </li></ul><ul><li>Lac...
Project Aim: <ul><li>To address skill shortages in Peel by evaluating and developing flexible delivery and assessment stra...
Target Group The people of the  outlying  areas of the region,  who have a history of under-engagement  in further educati...
Partnerships <ul><li>In order to achieve this aim </li></ul><ul><li>partnerships were developed with: </li></ul><ul><li>Pe...
Working with our Project Partners <ul><li>Peel Development Commission (State government agency for regional economic devel...
The Regional Learning Centres   <ul><li>The Regional Learning Centre coordinators, staff and board members   provided us w...
The Outcomes: The Regional Learning Centres <ul><li>The knowledge and skills of the regional learning centre staff were in...
The Outcomes:  Project Examples <ul><li>Project lecturers have investigated using one or more of these to enhance the lear...
Sustainability <ul><li>Planning for next year includes: </li></ul><ul><li>Allowances for smaller class sizes </li></ul><ul...
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Peel Region (Challenger TAFE) presentation for ALA, Nov.'05.

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Rosalind McPherson gave this presentation for the Adult Learning Australia conference, November '05.

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Peel Region (Challenger TAFE) presentation for ALA, Nov.'05.

  1. 1. Setting the scene: The Peel Region.
  2. 2. The Peel Region <ul><li>Covers nearly 5,500 square kilometres. </li></ul><ul><li>Defined by the boundaries of the City of Mandurah and the Shires of Boddington, Murray, Serpentine-Jarrahdale and Waroona. </li></ul><ul><li>Rapidly expanding population estimated at over 70,000 people. </li></ul><ul><li>Mandurah, fastest growing region in Australia. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Regional Issues <ul><li>above the national average unemployment </li></ul><ul><li>low indicators of lifelong learning </li></ul><ul><li>limited disposable income. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Skills shortages <ul><li>Six billion dollars of development projects proposed in the next five years in the eastern corridor of the region </li></ul><ul><li>Many skills shortages have been identified. Our aim was to learn what the perceived training needs of the outlying regions were, and to investigate the best ways of delivering this training. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Barriers to Training <ul><li>Isolation from city infrastructure </li></ul><ul><li>Lack of transport </li></ul><ul><li>Lack of Commonwealth - approved childcare centres </li></ul><ul><li>Limited awareness of training opportunities through flexible learning. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Project Aim: <ul><li>To address skill shortages in Peel by evaluating and developing flexible delivery and assessment strategies, including those that incorporate e-learning, to increase training opportunities in the smaller centres within the Peel region. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Target Group The people of the outlying areas of the region, who have a history of under-engagement in further education and training.
  8. 8. Partnerships <ul><li>In order to achieve this aim </li></ul><ul><li>partnerships were developed with: </li></ul><ul><li>Peel Development Commission </li></ul><ul><li>Murray House, Pinjarra </li></ul><ul><li>Boddington Old School </li></ul><ul><li>Waroona Community Telecentre </li></ul><ul><li>Serpentine-Jarrahdale Telecentre. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Working with our Project Partners <ul><li>Peel Development Commission (State government agency for regional economic development) </li></ul><ul><li>provided data on regional skills shortages and the training needs. </li></ul><ul><li>provided links to regional community and industry networks. </li></ul>
  10. 10. The Regional Learning Centres <ul><li>The Regional Learning Centre coordinators, staff and board members provided us with valuable local knowledge and insights into ways of accessing their local communities. </li></ul>
  11. 11. The Outcomes: The Regional Learning Centres <ul><li>The knowledge and skills of the regional learning centre staff were increased as they were provided with training in online learning technologies: </li></ul><ul><li>Elluminate </li></ul><ul><li>Web CT </li></ul><ul><li>Online enrolments </li></ul><ul><li>Many issues cropped up along the way! </li></ul>
  12. 12. The Outcomes: Project Examples <ul><li>Project lecturers have investigated using one or more of these to enhance the learning experience: </li></ul><ul><li>screencasting </li></ul><ul><li>Elluminate </li></ul><ul><li>digital storytelling </li></ul><ul><li>Weblogs </li></ul><ul><li>Wikis </li></ul><ul><li>Edna groups </li></ul><ul><li>Podcasting </li></ul><ul><li>Toolboxes </li></ul><ul><li>Powerpoint: audio and video </li></ul><ul><li>They have investigated the best ways to provide the training in their area. </li></ul><ul><li>Three pilots are being trialled now. </li></ul>
  13. 13. Sustainability <ul><li>Planning for next year includes: </li></ul><ul><li>Allowances for smaller class sizes </li></ul><ul><li>Where numbers are very low, students will be included in the face-to-face class but will be able to study online, using toolboxes and get lecturer support for practical sessions with workshops provided in the local area and workplace assessment </li></ul>

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