Session One: Learners


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  • Is it sharing? Participating? Initiating? Leading? We talk a lot about student engagement. What do you incorporate into the design of your courses now to encourage “engagement”?
  • We talk a lot about student engagement. What does it mean to you? Mobile Short Grabs Video
  • We talk a lot about student engagement. What does it mean to you? Mobile Short Grabs Video
  • How will learners learn on the job in the next 10 years?
  • How will learners learn on the job in the next 10 years? 70%—informal, on the job, experience based, stretch projects and practice 20%—coaching, mentoring, developing through others 10%—formal learning interventions and structured courses.
  • How will learners learn on the job in the next 10 years? 70%—informal, on the job, experience based, stretch projects and practice 20%—coaching, mentoring, developing through others 10%—formal learning interventions and structured courses.
  • We often think of sign ups to courses as Induction, the enrolment process, government paper work, facilities tours etc. With online learning we have to consider a wider induction, made up of 4 distinct introductions Technology – Each learning technology you are using should be introduced in an activity that isnt directly connected to assessment or learning activites. Use these are getting to know you opportunities while the learners get to know the technology: Post an introduction to your forum Upload an image of themselves to the LMS Discuss their job role and overall personal aims Comment and build on insights shared by others Time Management – suggested strategies for taking responsibility for understanding deadlines. Made more critical is some learning is to be self paced. Consider regular email reminders, directed personal emails to stragglers or those clearly not coping/participating.  Collaborative – will your students being working together in some form of group project? Many learners struggle to work in teams in face to face situations. The weight of sifting ideas, reflecting, adjusting information and opinions, fighting to get their point included can be very difficult once these activities move online. Peer Review activities are the perfect way to introduce learners to collaborative learning. Group work has to be carefully supported by the trainer to be successful. Organising Information – most elearning courses still contain access to handout material – be it powerpoint, word documents, PDFs, sound files etc. We ’ ve all seem learners whose face to face folders are a shambles of unorganised paper and handouts. Same goes for digital learners. Support learners to build their digital literacy skills by modelling the organisation of information particularly for: -storing files Saving URLs and web address Following Industry blogs Creating and building networks
  • Take a minute to describe how support your learners at your RTO
  • Take a minute to describe how support your learners at your RTO
  • For each course we can determine the best mix of delivery modes according to: Infrastructure available to deliver in each mode Capability of our organisation and our learners to teach and learn in each mode Strategic choices about how to package courses for blended learning The types of content we will need to delivery Learning activities Assessment methods and potential for assessment submission. Your support structure should consider likely times learners will access and requires support. Don’ t promise 24 hour help if you cant deliver. Answer access and assessment clarification issues as a matter of urgency. Include a statement in your course information about when and how you will support learners and what is available. Ticket? Email? Phone? Social Media? Recall story of being at Football getting those emails for support.  
  • Digital literacy is the ability to effectively and critically navigate, evaluate and create information using a range of digital technologies. It requires one "to recognize and use that power, to manipulate and transform digital media, to distribute pervasively, and to easily adapt them to new forms". [1] Digital literacy does not replace traditional forms of literacy, it builds upon the foundation of traditional forms of literacy. [1] Digital literacy is the marrying of the two terms digital and literacy, however, it is much more than a combination of the two terms. Digital information is a symbolic representation of data, and literacy refers to the ability to read for knowledge, write coherently, and think critically about the written word.
  • Part of employability skills includes being productive in a digital environment. communication, teamwork, problem solving, initiative and enterprise, planning and organising, self-management, learning, and technology are all intertwined with learning technologies. Moving to online learning is a perfect opportunity to address employability skills while supporting your learners to live in and prepare for contemporary work life. Productivity tools will help your learners both manage and participate in their employability skills
  • Includes: communication, teamwork, problem solving, initiative and enterprise, planning and organising, learning, and sharing using technology. Group Work
  • Activity – consider 3 tips for making group work and collaboration activities successful while working with learners.
  • Integrating Google. Google is a one stop powerhouse of student productivity. Consider getting learners to set up a gmail account. You can have one too. You can put your domain through it. Cleans a lot of spam! For learners it gives them access to good productivity tools An email address that is study related -Google Calendar for organising time (you can share calenders with them too – assessment and course dates, etc) -YouTube account (good for favoriting useful videos) -Google Hangout (take a skype type call with your learners) -Google Drive (share and work collaboratively with each other) Can use for assessment submission too -Blogger (for personal blogging/journal etc)
  • Dropbox is a file hosting service operated by Dropbox, Inc., that offers cloud storage, file synchronization, and client software. Dropbox allows users to create a special folder on each of their computers, which Dropbox then synchronizes so that it appears to be the same folder (with the same contents) regardless of which computer is used to view it. Files placed in this folder also are accessible through a website and mobile phone applications. RTOs have used DropBox in various ways: Share files with learners Share files amongst and between training staff Assessment submission Access to critical files with away from HQ Share this video
  • Great tool for organising information, creating notes and submitting assessments in a mix of voice, text , video and images – especially from your mobile phone. Evernote is a cross-platform app that serves many purposes—it can be your digital file cabinet, note-taking tool, daily journal, task or project management system, recipe-keeper, and more. Give demo of creating a note using the iPhone.
  • Social bookmarking systems are web-based services that allow users to bookmark all manner of web based resources, 'tag' those resources with meaningful keywords, and share their bookmarks with others. Your bookmarks available to you anywhere you have an internet connection You can share your bookmarks with learners via a link. In our Yammer I have provided you with a link to social bookmarks I have collected for our mentor program. Diigo is easy to use and set up
  • Information about your sector can come in various forms: LinkedIn groups Industry Blogs Social Media Most websites that post information regularly give off an RSS “feed”. An RSS reader can capture these feeds allowing the user to follow large numbers of websites in the one location. These can then be easily shared with others through social media. Show quick demo of Feedly. Add the following URLs to your RSS reader.
  • Which tool(s) may be right foryour learners? Google DropBox Social Bookmarks RSS Readers
  • Social Networking Features Most learners will be already here. Question is if you go there what for? Some RTOs have delivered there, others marketed there. RTOs can use social media as a parallel form of communication with learners for example sharing news from the sector, training opportunities, jobs etc. Consider introducing learners to LinkedIn. Social networking is based on a certain structure that allow people to both express their individuality and meet people with similar interests. This structure includes having profiles, friends, blog posts, widgets, and usually something unique to that particular social networking website Profile. This is where you tell the world about yourself. Profiles contain basic information, like where you live and how old you are, and personality questions, like who's your favorite actor and what's your favorite book. Friends. Friends are trusted members of the site that are allowed to post comments on your profile or send you private messages. You can also keep tabs on how your friends are using social networking, such as when they post a new picture or update their profile. Friends are the heart and soul of social networking. It should be noted that not all social networks refer to them as 'friends' -- LinkedIn refers to them as 'connections -- but all social networks have a way to designate members as trusted. Groups. Most social networks use groups to help you find people with similar interests or engage in discussions on certain topics. A group can be anything from "Johnson High Class of '98" to "People Who Like Books" to "Doors Fans". They are both a way to connect with like-minded people and a way to identify your interests. Sometimes, groups are called by other names, such as the 'networks' on Facebook. Discussions. A primary focus of groups is to create interaction between users in the form of discussions. Most social networking websites support discussion boards for the groups, and many also allow members of the group to post pictures, music, video clips, and other tidbits related to the group. Often also called “status” Blogs. Another feature of some social networks is the ability to create your own blog entries.
  • Take a minute to describe how you might use YouTube in training at your RTO Use the pen tool on the whiteboard. Click on it and then click on the whiteboard to write. You can 1 minute Photo Credit:”
  • Questions from the Floor Provide Links to ACPET PD Program Victorian Providers remind of ementor program
  • Session One: Learners

    1. 1. Supporting learners for blended learning
    2. 2. ACPET ACPET Government Thanks to - Vic Thanks to ACPET now onlye-learning Program 2011 now only Kryptonite can stop Kryptonite can stop me from using me from using Blended Learning Blended Learning at will at my RTO!!! at will at my RTO!!!
    3. 3. Presenter – Michael Gwyther @mickgwyther
    4. 4. Straw Poll A I have a personal YouTube account B Our RTO has a YouTube account/channel C Both B & C D I am not using YouTube at all!
    5. 5. Engagement – what does it mean?
    6. 6. Engagement – what does it meanonline?
    7. 7. Engagement –
    8. 8. How will learners learn on thejob in the next 10 years?
    9. 9. 70:20:10
    10. 10. 70:20:10
    11. 11. Induction Technical Technical Time Management Time Management Collaborative Collaborative Organising Info Organising Info
    12. 12. How do you supportyour learners?
    13. 13. What are the major challengesfor you in supporting online learners?
    14. 14. Levels of Support Online Face to Face Self Paced FacilitatedContentActivitiesAssessment
    15. 15. Digital Literacy
    16. 16. Productivity Tools
    17. 17. Collaborative Activities Photo Credit:
    18. 18. 3 tips – making collaborativesucessful Photo Credit:
    19. 19. Integrating Google
    20. 20. Organising Information - DropBox
    21. 21. Organising Information - Evernote Photo Credi t
    22. 22. Organising Information – SocialBookmarks Photo Credi t
    23. 23. Organising Information – RSS Readers Photo Credi t
    24. 24. Which tool right for my learners? Face to Face PurposeGoogle Personal organisationDropBox Managing & sharing filesSocial Bookmarks Managing website “favorites” Follow multiple websiteRSS Readers feeds in one location Photo Credi t
    25. 25. Social Media Photo Credi t
    26. 26. Student productivity
    27. 27. Takeaways:
    28. 28. Any Questions?