SA E-learning Innovations Information Session


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SA E-learning Innovations Information Session

  1. 1. Australian Flexible Learning Framework E-learning Innovations Projects 2010 “ The way it works in South Australia ”
  2. 2. <ul><li>What's this all about? </li></ul><ul><li>Where does this money come from? </li></ul><ul><li>Are we eligible to apply? </li></ul><ul><li>What would increase our chances? </li></ul><ul><li>What's involved in running a project? </li></ul><ul><li>What would be expected of us? </li></ul><ul><li>How would we benefit? </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>With the really important bits highlighted … </li></ul>It’s all in the Guidelines… … but here’s the plain English version. 
  4. 4. <ul><li>The funding comes from the Australian Flexible Learning Framework…. </li></ul><ul><li>…which is the VET sector’s national e-learning strategy… </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>The latest strategy is focussed on: </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>What are Innovation Projects …in a nutshell? </li></ul><ul><li>They are e-learning projects which seek to further embed e-learning into their organisation/s. To make it part of their business planning and the way they conduct their training. </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>Use the embedding checklist to determine: </li></ul><ul><li>Where you are ‘at’ with regard to embedding e-learning…and… </li></ul><ul><li>How your project will further embed e-learning into your organisation/s. </li></ul><ul><li>Checklist Link : </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>If you cannot tick ANY boxes, you are probably not ready for an Innovations project…BUT….you now have a ‘road map’ to head in the right direction…ready for next year!!?? </li></ul> This way to embedding e-learning into your organisation
  9. 9. <ul><li>Need help? Put these dates in your diary: </li></ul><ul><li>March 12 th – Workshops: Intro to Toolboxes & Learning Objects / Designing e-learning </li></ul><ul><li>March 26 th – Workshops: Intro to customising Learning Objects / Quality online course design </li></ul><ul><li>April 22 nd – Workshops: E-learning on a shoestring / Rapid e-learning development using ARED </li></ul><ul><li>Promotion & Registration via SA e-Learning Newsletter </li></ul><ul><li>Other workshops & events will be run throughout the year. </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>ALL Innovations projects must focus on one or the other of the following: </li></ul><ul><li>Business/RTO partnerships </li></ul><ul><li>Empowering specific learners eg indigenous, disabled, mature-age, remote, youth at risk, skills shortage areas etc… </li></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><li>ONLY RTOs are eligible to apply (This includes government departments and private enterprises, even if training is not the core business)… </li></ul>
  12. 12. So…what do you do if you are a business/enterprise, or community organisation, or industry sector…or getting RTO status is in the future? Talk to your RTO partners about working together on an e-learning project that will benefit everyone!...
  13. 13. <ul><li>The learners must be situated in SA. </li></ul><ul><li>Your organisation (or your RTO partner) must be registered and deliver training in SA. </li></ul><ul><li>The training must be vocational education, from a qualification that is part of the AQF . </li></ul>
  14. 14. <ul><li>Let’s talk money .  </li></ul><ul><li>How much funding can you apply for? </li></ul>Applicants can apply for between $10,000 and $50,000….noting that the amount must be matched (this may be in kind).
  15. 15. <ul><li>In kind?…like…???? </li></ul><ul><li>Staff time? </li></ul><ul><li>Administration? </li></ul><ul><li>Facilities eg training rooms? </li></ul><ul><li>Cost of internet access? </li></ul><ul><li>Catering? </li></ul><ul><li>IT or other expertise? </li></ul>
  16. 16. <ul><li>What can the funding be used for? </li></ul><ul><li>To buy time ! </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Project Managers </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Facilitator/s </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Team participants </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Coaches/mentors </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Technical expertise </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Consultants… </li></ul></ul></ul>
  17. 17. <ul><li>Other items may be: </li></ul><ul><li>Travel funds </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>To attend the Induction Day (30 th April) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Other events/workshops that build knowledge and skill in e-learning </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Catering </li></ul><ul><li>Equipment hire, internet access etc… </li></ul>
  18. 18. <ul><li>What CAN’T the funding be used for? </li></ul><ul><li>Purchase of hardware and equipment </li></ul><ul><li>Purchase of software & licences </li></ul><ul><li>Entry-level e-learning awareness training </li></ul><ul><li>One-off training workshops </li></ul><ul><li>Providing security to obtain credit… </li></ul>
  19. 19. <ul><li>What would be expected of us? </li></ul><ul><li>Attendance of all team leaders at an Induction Workshop (Friday 30 th April) </li></ul><ul><li>A Project Plan, Progress and Final reports </li></ul><ul><li>Showcase of final outcomes (mid November) </li></ul><ul><li>Be part of promotional strategy. </li></ul><ul><li>Share knowledge & materials with the VET sector... </li></ul>
  20. 20. <ul><li>What is the benefit to us? </li></ul><ul><li>Will have broader access to a range of e-learning solutions including content, people & infrastructure. </li></ul><ul><li>New opportunities to form and strengthen business partnerships. </li></ul><ul><li>Ongoing professional networking opportunities. </li></ul><ul><li>Acceleration of your e-learning directions… </li></ul>
  21. 21. <ul><li>What’s involved in running a project? </li></ul><ul><li>Get your team together…people with the following skills & attributes: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>project management & facilitation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>getting support from senior members of staff </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>knowledge of e-learning tools & technologies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>experience in teaching in a virtual environment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>e-learning design </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>administration </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>students/learners </li></ul></ul>
  22. 22. <ul><li>What’s involved in running a project? </li></ul><ul><li>Develop a Project Plan – your ‘map’ of where you are going: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Your plan of action – your implementation strategy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Detail of who is involved…and what they will do </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Milestones & timelines </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How you will measure the results </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Description of the tools & technologies you will use </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What will the final result ‘look like’. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How you plan to share… </li></ul></ul>
  23. 23. <ul><li>What else do I need to know? </li></ul><ul><li>IF you produce learning content, you need to get your head around e-standards, copyright and intellectual property requirements (page 8 of the Guidelines) </li></ul><ul><li>You will get LOTS of help!!! Don’t panic!!... </li></ul>
  24. 24. <ul><li>Learner & client groups </li></ul><ul><li>Up-skilling/re-skilling, including mature age learners </li></ul><ul><li>Recognition of Prior Learning </li></ul><ul><li>Disengaged from Workforce eg Youth / Disability </li></ul><ul><li>Indigenous learners </li></ul><ul><li>Migrants/English as Second Language </li></ul><ul><li>Remote/Regional Learners </li></ul><ul><li>Social inclusion </li></ul>What are the Innovations priorities? <ul><li>Industry areas & groups </li></ul><ul><li>Skills shortage areas </li></ul><ul><li>Sustainability skills (environmental, green skills) </li></ul><ul><li>Arts </li></ul><ul><li>Emerging Areas eg Mining, Defence etc </li></ul><ul><li>Adult Community Education/Community Groups </li></ul><ul><li>Small Businesses </li></ul><ul><li>E-assessment </li></ul>
  25. 25. <ul><li>What will the Selection Panel be looking for? </li></ul>YES  No X <ul><li>Evidence of a compelling need </li></ul><ul><li>A strong business case that clearly explains the need. </li></ul><ul><li>Indication that the funding is the driver </li></ul><ul><li>An application which ‘ talks around ’ the apparent need. </li></ul>
  26. 26. YES  No X <ul><li>An obvious and clear understanding of who the learner is…and their needs. </li></ul><ul><li>Vague and general references to learners </li></ul><ul><li>Assumptions about learner needs with no substantiating facts. </li></ul>
  27. 27. YES  No X <ul><li>Evidence of a real and committed relationship with partners (where applicable). </li></ul><ul><li>‘ Make believe’ partnerships springing only out of a desire to win funding. </li></ul>
  28. 28. YES  No X <ul><li>An educationally sound e-learning strategy . </li></ul><ul><li>The project accesses and/or builds on existing national e-learning infrastructure . </li></ul><ul><li>A project focussed on technology, rather than quality education. </li></ul><ul><li>‘ Re -inventing wheels’. </li></ul>
  29. 29. YES  No X <ul><li>A project plan demonstrating effective regulation & monitoring of project activities & outcomes. </li></ul><ul><li>A project plan with lots of hope and affirmations but no real foundation of good business processes. </li></ul>
  30. 30. YES  No X <ul><li>A willingness (and plan) to share outcomes </li></ul><ul><li>No mention of sharing or dissemination of the new knowledge & outcomes. </li></ul><ul><li>An apparent desire to keep it all ‘in house’. </li></ul>
  31. 31. YES  No X <ul><li>A varied project team with all the capabilities & experience to execute and implement the e-learning strategy </li></ul><ul><li>Explanation of project team is vague. </li></ul><ul><li>Experience is not adequate for project. </li></ul>
  32. 32. YES  No X <ul><li>Budget is realistic & matches the outcomes. </li></ul><ul><li>Clear explanations of budget items and calculations. </li></ul><ul><li>Evidence that the amount came first then expenses decided. </li></ul><ul><li>No explanations of how figures were calculated. </li></ul>
  33. 33. <ul><li>Do you have a project in mind? Think… </li></ul><ul><li>Will it directly benefit and involve learners ? (not just staff) </li></ul><ul><li>Can you show that it has a direct link with local and state e-learning priorities ? </li></ul><ul><li>Will the final result demonstrate good e-learning practice and design ? </li></ul><ul><li>Does it build on current resources and practices...rather than re-inventing any wheels? </li></ul><ul><li>Would it be run as a project using work-based models ... (as opposed to just providing a salary)? </li></ul><ul><li>Would your team be willing to share the outcomes (including any product developed) with the VET sector? </li></ul>
  34. 34. Link to movie file:
  35. 35. <ul><li>What now? </li></ul><ul><li>Talk to me about your ideas </li></ul><ul><li>Become familiar with the Guidelines </li></ul><ul><li>Talk to colleagues, partners, managers </li></ul><ul><li>Do your research! ( go to SA Innovations site ) </li></ul><ul><li>Write your application online </li></ul><ul><li>Applications close COB: 2 nd March </li></ul>
  36. 36. <ul><li>Contact Details: </li></ul><ul><li>SA Innovations Coordinator/ </li></ul><ul><li>Toolbox Champion </li></ul><ul><li>Douglas Purcell </li></ul><ul><li>Ph: 8348 4074 </li></ul><ul><li>Mob: 0438 824 583 </li></ul><ul><li>Email: [email_address] </li></ul>
  37. 37. Contact Details: SA E-learning Coordinator Marlene Manto Ph: 8348 4073 Mob: 041 882 7852 Email: [email_address]