Successfully reported this slideshow.
We use your LinkedIn profile and activity data to personalize ads and to show you more relevant ads. You can change your ad preferences anytime.

Top tips and techniques for getting started (or expanding) your flexible training options

625 views

Published on

Learners are looking for flexible training options that allow them to learn anytime, any where and from any device. Designing and implementing flexible or blended learning programs can be challenging as they require trainers rethink their current training program.

These slides showcase some best practice examples of flexible learning design techniques which will allow you to get started (or benchmark) your existing flexible training program. You will walk away with some useful resources and some solid actions to kick start your flexible training program design process (or which will help you breath some life into your existing implementation).

Published in: Education
  • Be the first to comment

  • Be the first to like this

Top tips and techniques for getting started (or expanding) your flexible training options

  1. 1. vanguardvisions.com.au Top tips and techniques for getting started (or expanding) your flexible training options 28 January 2015 CY O’Connor Institute Allison Miller
  2. 2. Find these slides at: slideshare.net/vanguardvisions
  3. 3. Workshop Overview • How is VET changing? • Are all flexible training options the same • Best practice flexible learning design principles • Where to from here?
  4. 4. vanguardvisions.com.au How is VET changing?
  5. 5. How is VET changing? • Competitive/Demand driven funding models • Industry-driven – meeting skills needs over social needs • More accountability • Downsizing of workforce • Less student support services • Need for increased course completions • Demand for flexible training options • Others?
  6. 6. Internet is already a game changer Source: Deloitte Access Economics Pty Ltd (2013) – http://www.deloitte.com/view/en_AU/au/services/financial-advisory/deloitte-access-economics/05660fd56ab1e310VgnVCM1000003256f70aRCRD.htm
  7. 7. Where do you sit on the Digital Superhighway Matrix? You KNOW about delivering training online You DON’T KNOW about delivering training online You KNOW how to deliver training online DIGITAL NAVIGATOR (Destination) DIGITAL BLINDSPOT (Overtaken) You KNOW DON’T how to deliver training online DIGITAL HITCHHIKER (Transit) DIGITAL ROADKILL (Death) Adapted from an e-business matrix originally developed by Allison Miller, Vanguard Visions, Ian Newton, TAFE NSW North Coast Institute and Wendy Perry, Workforce Blueprint
  8. 8. vanguardvisions.com.au VET is changing … How does this impact you / your work?
  9. 9. vanguardvisions.com.au Are all flexible training options the same?
  10. 10. Are all flexible training options the same? Individual Class Wider community Works on own Works with other learners Works with wider community what-is-elearning.wikispaces.com E-training Blended Flipped
  11. 11. E-Training Learning Management System • Individual Checklists • Reports/Logs • Grade book
  12. 12. E-Training Learning Management System •Individual Checklists •Reports/Logs •Grade book CC-BY Image: by mklpper – Chinese Teacher http://www.flickr.com/photos/mklapper/5812224468/ CC-BY Image: by HackNY.org - Fall 2010 hackNY Student Hackath - http://www.flickr.com/photos/hackny/5686024942/
  13. 13. Blended Learning Management System •Individual Checklists •Grade book •Reports/Logs •Forums etc Eportfolio •Personal learning space •Tags Webinar •Group •Recordings
  14. 14. Blended Learning Management System • Individual Checklists • Grade book Eportfolio • Personal learning space • Tags Webinar • Group • Recordings CC-BY Image: by mklpper – Chinese Teacher http://www.flickr.com/photos/mklapper/5812224468/ CC-BY Image: by HackNY.org - Fall 2010 hackNY Student Hackath - http://www.flickr.com/photos/hackny/5686024942/
  15. 15. Flipped Learning Management System • Individual Checklists • Grade book Eportfolio • Personal learning space • Tags Webinar • Group • Recordings
  16. 16. Flipped CC-BY Image: by mklpper – Chinese Teacher http://www.flickr.com/photos/mklapper/5812224468/ CC-BY Image: by HackNY.org - Fall 2010 hackNY Student Hackath - http://www.flickr.com/photos/hackny/5686024942/ Learning Management System • Individual Checklists • Grade book Eportfolio • Personal learning space • Tags Webinar • Group • Recordings
  17. 17. CC-BY Image: Father and son fishing - http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Father_and_son_fishing_little_boy_helps_his_father_to_fish.jpg Moving to learning-centred methodologies
  18. 18. Learning-centred methodologies Individual Learning Plans Action/Project based learning Problem seeking & solving learning (Design thinking) Work-based/Situated learning Service learning Peer/Collective (Tribe/Gang) learning Professional Learning Communities /PLNs (Circles) Informal/Just-in-Time/Social/Self-organised learning Scenario-based learning Authorship / Story-telling learning Others?
  19. 19. vanguardvisions.com.au There are many flexible training options … How does this impact you / your work?
  20. 20. vanguardvisions.com.au Best practice flexible learning design principles
  21. 21. Learning Design Learn about this process: blog.cathy-moore.com/2008/05/be-an-elearning-action-hero Learning outcome (Element)
  22. 22. Encourage interaction CC-By Image: Wikipedia – Google Docs http://uk.wikipedia.org/wiki/Google_Docs CC-By Image: by Vanguard Visions “Practice NBN Digi-forum” https://www.flickr.com/photos/77018488@N03/9318070406
  23. 23. It’s not all about the content but … CC-By Image: by Creative Commons “Open Textbooks” - http://creativecommons.org/tag/open-textbooks
  24. 24. It’s not all about the content but … Use your existing content CC-By Image: by Wikimedia – “Book lover” http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Book_lover.jpg
  25. 25. It’s not all about the content but … Record yourself … what you’re already doing CC-By Image: by Wikipedia “Go Pro” http://he.wikipedia.org/wiki/GoPro
  26. 26. It’s not all about the content but … Use other people’s content Google YouTube National VET Content Repository Wikipedia, Wiki-how-to Creative Commons Slideshare And much, much more…
  27. 27. It’s not all about the content but … Use the students’ content Screen shot: Pete Aspinall - Occupational Hygiene - LEGO style - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p2MXDcNpLvE
  28. 28. Give them what they need CC-By Video by FrostKnivEz “GTA V: Robbing A Gas Station Store” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4HmrTsiKzgA What will they need to know/do when they need it?
  29. 29. Chunk and change CC-By Image: by sandra_schoen - http://pixabay.com/en/presentation-gui-e-learning-course-341444/ Be explicit, be visual and avoid the scroll of death
  30. 30. Make your assessment cheat proof Best way to reduce cheating = increase student motivation ie WIIFM (what’s in it for me [them]?) (Lang 2013 via Morris, 2014) Motivation strategy How flexible training supports this Get to know your students • Add photos of them self • Update their profile • Introductory posts (and ice breakers) Applied/real assessment tasks • Individual learning (and assessment) plans • Eportfolio of evidence (incorporating images, audio, video, written work etc) • Showcase their work online (and get feedback) Peer activities • Work together through forums and Google Drive (Docs) • Choreograph websites and online groups • Group problem solving Projects / Assessments Self-assessment • Write a learning journal
  31. 31. Start with a new cohort CC-By Image: by JISC - http://www.jisc.ac.uk/blog/what-do-students-entering-he-expect-from-digital-technologies-01-sep-2014 They don’t know how it was done before
  32. 32. It’s not that easy Finding the time? • Work as a team / divide up the work • Start when something needs updating What to learn? • Be an online learner yourself • Join E-learning Conversations LinkedIn Group Where to start? • Take baby steps and trial something small • Take the lead of others and build on it
  33. 33. vanguardvisions.com.au Designing flexible training effectively is important … How does this impact you / your work?
  34. 34. Where to from here?
  35. 35. Follow Facebook: facebook.com/designinglearning Google+: bit.ly/Googleplus-designinglearning LinkedIn: bit.ly/LinkedIn-designinglearning Pinterest: pinterest.com/vanguardvisions/designing-learning Twitter: twitter.com/DesignnLearning
  36. 36. vanguardvisions.com.au Allison Miller 0400 732 270 allison@vanguardvisions.com.au vanguardvisions.com.au

×