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Acpet Vic Toolbox

  1. 1. ACPET Vic Govt Elearning Introduction to Toolboxes ACPET Public Workshop Series
  2. 2. ACPET Vic Govt Elearning <ul><li>ACPET Public Workshop Series </li></ul><ul><li>RTO e Learning mentor program </li></ul><ul><li>Funding Briefings </li></ul>
  3. 3. ACPET Vic Govt Elearning Burning Questions
  4. 4. Introduction to Toolboxes <ul><li>Today’s Agenda </li></ul><ul><li>Toolbox overview </li></ul><ul><li>Blended Delivery </li></ul><ul><li>Training principles underpinning Toolbox development </li></ul><ul><li>Using the Toolbox repository </li></ul><ul><li>Integration of Toolbox into a LMS </li></ul><ul><li>Customisation options </li></ul><ul><li>Applications of Toolboxes in training </li></ul>
  5. 5. Introduction to Toolboxes <ul><li>Toolbox Overview </li></ul><ul><li>Interactive e- learning and assessment resources featuring scenarios, images and activities. </li></ul><ul><li>Composed of Multimedia elements ( audio, presentation, demonstration, video ) </li></ul><ul><li>Designed for use by training providers, industry and business </li></ul><ul><li>Support various models of online delivery of recognised training packages for VET sector </li></ul><ul><li>Licensed to make copies for distribution to trainees </li></ul><ul><li>Designed to be customised </li></ul>
  6. 6. Introduction to Toolboxes <ul><li>Toolbox Structure - Managing </li></ul><ul><li>Web based file system </li></ul><ul><li>Teacher’s Guide (Delivery) </li></ul><ul><li>Technical Guide (Implementation) </li></ul><ul><li>Read me or Install document </li></ul><ul><li>Orientation, Induction or Tour </li></ul>
  7. 7. Introduction to Toolboxes <ul><li>Toolbox Structure - Delivery </li></ul><ul><li>Most Toolboxes have been designed around a metaphor for the learning environment, for example a virtual hair salon, a virtual child care centre or a virtual office. </li></ul><ul><li>Generally, there are two distinctly separate components of a Toolbox: </li></ul><ul><li>content ( the actual teaching and learning material, generally web pages ) </li></ul><ul><li>resources ( a range of documents and/or multimedia resources that support the content ) </li></ul>
  8. 8. Introduction to Toolboxes <ul><li>Purchasing Toolboxes </li></ul><ul><li>Toolboxes cost approximately AUD$400. Each Toolbox comes with a teacher guide and installation booklet, and can be customised to suit different learner or workplace training needs. </li></ul><ul><li>Toolboxes can be copied and distributed within a RTO or workplace free of charge, provided they are not on-sold for commercial gain or made publicly available </li></ul>
  9. 9. Introduction to Toolboxes <ul><li>Purchasing Toolboxes </li></ul><ul><li>To purchase a Toolbox contact: </li></ul><ul><li>Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Australia Limited Phone: (03) 9832 8188 Fax: (03) 9832 8199 Email: sales@tvetaustralia.com.au Web: http://www.productservices.tvetaustralia.com.au/ </li></ul>
  10. 10. Introduction to Toolboxes <ul><li>Toolboxes – Licensing issues </li></ul><ul><li>Can reproduce materials contained in the Toolbox including CD ROM copies to learners </li></ul><ul><li>Can be loaded on a secure website/Intranet and offered them to students worldwide. </li></ul><ul><li>Enhanced Toolbox material cannot be sold to others without permission from the copyright owner, DEST </li></ul>
  11. 11. Introduction to Toolboxes <ul><li>Using the Toolbox Repository </li></ul><ul><li>Bank of “Learning Objects” ( small ‘chunks’ of e-learning content for easy download and delivery) </li></ul><ul><li>Free to download and use with trainees </li></ul><ul><li>Support whole units or performance criteria </li></ul><ul><li>Can be delivered from CD-ROMs, Intranets and Learning Management Systems </li></ul><ul><li>http://toolboxes.flexiblelearning.net.au/repository/index.htm </li></ul>
  12. 12. Introduction to Toolboxes <ul><li>Models of Delivery </li></ul><ul><li>Fully Online Delivery </li></ul><ul><li>Blended (Mix of online with face to face) </li></ul><ul><li>Integrated into Face to Face within a computer lab or training room </li></ul><ul><li>How will you distribute the Toolbox? </li></ul><ul><li>How will you support/ communicate with trainees? </li></ul><ul><li>How will you assess trainees? </li></ul><ul><li>How does the trainers role change? </li></ul>
  13. 13. Introduction to Toolboxes <ul><li>Training – Support Material </li></ul><ul><li>Use Toolbox collection of resources to support learning rather than to do the training </li></ul><ul><li>Use the Multimedia elements off the CD or Toolbox repository </li></ul><ul><li>Install a copy on your local intranet, training computers or domain </li></ul>
  14. 14. Introduction to Toolboxes <ul><li>Training – Blended Learning </li></ul><ul><li>Mix of online and face to face delivery </li></ul><ul><li>Utilise Toolbox activities to support face to face delivery so that skills can be reinforced and demonstrated </li></ul><ul><li>Move knowledge based learning to online to reduce face to face training but still deliver generic units (communication, theory, use of tools and equipment, OHS) </li></ul><ul><li>Provide learners with Toolbox CD ROM /Hang off Server/ Use an LMS </li></ul><ul><li>Ensure learners understand how to use Toolbox to complete training objectives </li></ul><ul><li>Involve trainers in PD and training model </li></ul>
  15. 15. Introduction to Toolboxes <ul><li>Training – Fully Online Delivery </li></ul><ul><li>Materials and Communication accessed by learner from any computer connected to the Internet. </li></ul><ul><li>Use a Learning Management System (LMS) to track and communicate with learners and to retrieve assessment tasks </li></ul><ul><li>Determine delivery mode – Self Paced, Structured Group Work, Collaboration. Establish communication tools to underpin this (Discussion forums, virtual classrooms etc) </li></ul><ul><li>Response time for support </li></ul><ul><li>Involve trainers in PD and training model </li></ul><ul><li>Induct Learners </li></ul><ul><li>Help Desk services and training support </li></ul>
  16. 16. Introduction to Toolboxes <ul><li>Toolbox Implementation </li></ul><ul><li>Training online is different. Use a Mentor/Team Trainers </li></ul><ul><li>Immerse trainers in online learning methods via PD </li></ul><ul><li>Involve your training team in designing your delivery (IT staff, Admin, Managers, Trainers, Students, Consultants) </li></ul><ul><li>Redo your training needs analysis to consider trainees computer literacy as well as language skills </li></ul><ul><li>Redesign your delivery plan to reflect your current training strengths and strategies for the online environment </li></ul><ul><li>Participate in the ACPET mentor program to build skills in implementing e learning </li></ul><ul><li>Use less text, provide case studies, scenarios and problem based learning when customising Toolboxes </li></ul><ul><li>Plan well in advance and immerse staff in customisation and facilitation skills </li></ul>
  17. 17. Introduction to Toolboxes <ul><li>Integrating Toolbox with LMS </li></ul><ul><li>Learning Objects can be uploaded and shared in real time either using SCORM or by a link to your server, domain or intranet </li></ul><ul><li>Customised Toolboxes can re “SCORMED” using free VET software to enable easy portability and deployment across your RTO </li></ul>
  18. 18. Introduction to Toolboxes <ul><li>Toolbox Customisation </li></ul><ul><li>Toolboxes can be edited and enhanced: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Content (text) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Documents (word, pdf, excel etc) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Images </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Multimedia presentation (flash text, images) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Audio and Video </li></ul></ul>
  19. 19. Introduction to Toolboxes <ul><li>Toolbox Customisation </li></ul><ul><li>Replace word/pdf documents </li></ul><ul><li>Use HTM L editor to alter, delete and add Toolbox pages (html), amend text, replace images, add and delete links </li></ul><ul><li>Alter javascript (to edit/alter glossary entries, page navigation) </li></ul><ul><li>Alter Flash (images, text, interactions, quizzes) </li></ul><ul><li>Develop Video and Audio content/scenarios </li></ul><ul><li>Create Learning Object using Toolbox and RTO sourced content (using ARED or other resources) </li></ul>
  20. 20. ACPET Vic Govt Elearning ACPET Public Workshop Series
  21. 21. <ul><li>Any Questions? </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>michael.gwyther@yum.vic.edu.au </li></ul>

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