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ACPET ecapability


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Presentation from the ecapability forum

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Developing e-learning capability is a complex, ongoing and organisation-wide challenge. It ain’t easy. Here we explore how Victorian RTOs are supported by ACPET to embed elearning.

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ACPET ecapability

  1. 1. Who is ACPET?<br />The Australian Council for Private Education and Training (ACPET) is the national industry association representing private providers of post-compulsory education and training to both Australian and International students, including :<br /><ul><li>higher education
  2. 2. vocational education
  3. 3. English language courses</li></li></ul><li>About ACPET<br />Established in 1992<br />Over 1100 member organisations nationwide:<br /><ul><li>Delivering a full range of higher education, vocational education and training and English language courses
  4. 4. Delivering to students in all states and territories</li></li></ul><li>Sample of Member services<br />Representation – committees, working parties, reference groups, etc<br />Advocate – submissions, meetings,etc<br />Information– weekly newsletter, e-circulars & forums<br />Professional Development – online & f2f workshops<br />
  5. 5. ACPET supports e-learning…<br />ACPET has a long history in engaging private providers in elearning through the Australian Flexible Learning Framework.<br />Funding has enabled professional development training for over 800 workshops and StartUp Group participants from over 400 RTOs nationally. <br />ACPET Victoria, with the support of the State Government, has funded professional development for more than 300RTO staff involved in over 50 funded project teams and mentoring groups.<br />
  6. 6. The ACPET–Victorian Government E-learning Program <br />two key initiatives:<br />• a mentoring program with Beginner and Intermediate streams <br />• an e-learning professional development series. <br />
  7. 7. Mentoring Programme<br />Structured professional development program<br /><ul><li>Initial onsite consultation
  8. 8. Alignment with organisational priorities
  9. 9. Face to Face Skills sessions
  10. 10. Regular online meetings, goal setting, tasks
  11. 11. Final onsite consultation
  12. 12. Peer Review</li></li></ul><li>e-learning professional development series<br />Face to Face and Online workshops to support RTO’s to continue to embed e-learning in their organisation<br />
  13. 13. Lessons – what works<br /><ul><li>Regular and varied contact points
  14. 14. Peer networking opportunities
  15. 15. Emphasis on design
  16. 16. Guest Speakers
  17. 17. Time to develop
  18. 18. End of year ACPET Showcase
  19. 19. conVerge conference</li></li></ul><li>Lessons – what doesn’t work<br /><ul><li>Must involve trainer-focussed permanent staff in the mentoring program, not external consultants.
  20. 20. needs Management/IT buy in
  21. 21. Tools/Technology Driven</li></li></ul><li>Verdict<br /><ul><li>RTOs progressed from the beginner stream to the intermediate stream
  22. 22. Development of Extension Stream
  23. 23. RTOs have competed successfully for funding from the Australian Flexible Learning Framework(Innovations, Portfolios and New Technolgoy Trials)</li></li></ul><li>Case Studies<br />
  24. 24. Katharine Ebbs-Current web repository project responsibilities include participant pre and post interviews to document technical and ICT skills.  -Online mentoring to monitor creation and population of online space.   -Manage online ‘Community of Practice’ and trial to mobile devices.Experience includes - Creation of industry online content during 2008 in ‘Building Passive Capacity’ for the Australian Flexible Learning Framework and converting content from the Training and Assessment toolbox for the FPA Australia ‘Assessor Online’ project. Project Trainer and Auditor Vicnet - the online arm of the State Library of Victoria.<br />
  25. 25. Leo GregorcArlene O’Sullivan<br />
  26. 26. We offer Courses in Complimentary Medicine – Naturopathy, Chinese Medicine, Clinical Myotherapy and Massage.<br />eLearning for SSNT was developed out of an opportunity – Catalyst for integration of eLearning into SSNT<br />
  27. 27. We offer Courses in Complimentary Medicine – Naturopathy, Chinese Medicine, Clinical Myotherapy and Massage.<br />eLearning for SSNT was developed out of an opportunity – Catalyst for integration of eLearning into SSNT<br />
  28. 28. 2008<br /><ul><li>Not for Profit
  29. 29. Open source tools
  30. 30. Moodle
  31. 31. ACPET e learning programme</li></li></ul><li>2009<br /><ul><li>Intermediate course through ACPET
  32. 32. Improve our multimedia skills
  33. 33. Customisation of Toolboxes
  34. 34. Further develop the Moodle
  35. 35. Involved additional staff</li></li></ul><li>2010<br /><ul><li>extension stream in ACPET
  36. 36. develop online training resources
  37. 37. multimedia tools
  38. 38. Now part of Think Educational Group
  39. 39. 43 units online with 25 staff now using Moodle</li></li></ul><li>eCapability – <br /><ul><li>Skills
  40. 40. Support
  41. 41. Resistance
  42. 42. Sustainability
  43. 43. Integration of e Learning</li></li></ul><li>What’s Next?<br /><ul><li>Post your response to the forum
  44. 44. Undertake the survey
  45. 45. Watch the recording of this session
  46. 46. Register for our next session Thursday 15th April 2.30pm e Capability in ACE</li></li></ul><li>Upcoming Sessions<br />