Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Thursday, September 24, 2009
In building and maintatining a community for the duration of the symposia a number of technologies (including this blog) are being used. To ensure the success of these technologies we must be conscious:
1. Participants will not engage in an “empty networks” so we need to advertise the spaces and encourage engagement from all participants. This is best done personally through e-mails.
2. We need to “model” behaviours (i.e. be active) and others will follow our lead.
3. If at first we do not succeed, (we do not get engagement) we must invite again.
The spaces are
1. Crowd Vine: (http://e-learning.crowdvine.com)
2. AKO e-learning in industry community: (http://akoaotearoa.ac.nz/communities/e-learning-education-and-training)
3. Mobile: (http://winksite.mobi/ctjfc/Symposia/)
Thursday, September 17, 2009
One of the "tools" we want to demonstrate are based on mobile technologies. A mobile site for the symposia has been created using "Winksite". To access from your mobile phone you can "snap" the QR code provided above or access this link http://winksite.mobi/ctjfc/Symposia
What is a QR Code? (Wikipedia Link)
What do you think of these technologies?
October 19th : Whangarei: Northtec
Facilitator: Vasi Doncheva : e-Mail firstname.lastname@example.org
October 20th : Invercargill: Southern Institute of technology
Facilitator: Teri Mcclelland : e-Mail email@example.com
October 21st : Greymouth: Literacy Westland
Facilitator: Barbara Duckett : e-Mail firstname.lastname@example.org
October 22nd : Hamilton: Waikato Institute of Technology
Facilitator: John Clayton: e-Mail email@example.com
Each symposium will consist of all full day of activities. Panel discussions, workshops and invited showcase presentations of e-learning in action from practitioners in the region will be highlights of each symposium.
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
In the current educational environment, being aware of effective processes, procedures and plans to improve student employability and workforce readiness is seen as central to improving individual, organisational and national performance and global competitiveness. In this context, e-learning is rapidly becoming an innovative platform for new teaching strategies and learning techniques aimed at improving workforce capability.
Four New Zealand regional centres (Whangarei, Greymouth, Invercargill and Hamilton) have a greed to hold symposia on effective practice in the use of ICT and e-learning applications in vocational education and training. These are to be held in October 2009. The focus of these symposia will be on examples of regional, national and international best practice in the use of e-learning in increasing student readiness for employment with a special focus on issues faced by organisations in regional locations
These regional symposia will
· Feature a key note presentation by Dr Sue Bennett Associate Professor of Education at Wollongong University in Australia and a recognised expert practitioner in the field
· Provide opportunities to showcase regional e-learning initiatives in vocational education and training.
· Explore frameworks and models designed to iteratively improve the e-learning capability of individual organisations.In each centre, the one day symposium will be supplemented with practical workshops. Although these workshops will be focused on e-learning design and e-learning capability they will be tailored to meet the specific needs of the host region.