Recordings of a series of web conferencing sessions looking at e-learning pedagogy, e-assessment and the use of technology in vocational education and training (VET) are now available.
A series of one-hour lunch time professional development sessions, e-Gems provides learning and networking opportunities for VET practitioners, offering information, handy tips and exploration of a variety of topics.
The 2011 e-Gems series comprised:
- Off and Racing…Top finish, low budget - showcasing how the thoroughbred racing industry is using electronic resources, collaborative forums and virtual classrooms to deliver nationally approved training.
- Copyright in Context - looking at copyright legislation in plain English with the focus on creative commons resources, such as images, audio and video, this e-Gems session is a ‘must’ for anyone designing e-learning courses and digital materials.
- Think outside the square with Moodle - demonstrating how to avoid the ‘scroll of death’ in Moodle using the book feature. A series of step-by-step video resources have also been provided by the presenter and are available on the e-Gems site.
- Learning objects: Create, reuse, deploy for better teaching and learning online - showing practitioners how to create, reuse and deploy learning objects using the VET Reload Tool.
- Strategies for implementing e-portfolios in VET - a first for e-Gems sessions was a blended face-to-face and online session exploring the issues, challenges and benefits of implementing e-portfolios in VET.
- Where can I find a training partner to support my business? - investigating the role of registered training organisations in partnering with business and industry to embed e-learning.
Funded and supported by the Australian Flexible Learning Framework, this is the fourth series of e-Gems sessions.
Other notable topics from previous series include:
- virtual worlds/Second Life
- cloud computing
- instructional/learning design
- getting started in e-learning
- web accessibility
- building e-capability
- e-portfolios and online recognition
- e-learning resources
- mobile learning and web 2.0 tools.
Recordings of these and other e-Gems sessions are available from the e-Gems website - flexiblelearning.net.au/egems - using the links on the right hand navigation menu.