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e-Learning

ACPET’s commitment to supporting Australian private training providers includes fostering the development of quality training design and delivery for today’s world. ACPET encourages all VET providers to access government funded initiatives to increase e-Learning capability.

National VET e-Learning Strategy

The National Vocational Education and Training E-learning Strategy 2012–2015 funds e-learning projects that use an innovative approach to increasing participation in training.

Funding of $11.5m has been approved for 2011–12 for programs that

  • capitalise on the roll-out of the National Broadband Network by demonstrating the benefits of the national investment in broadband
  • support large-scale workforce development in industry through partnerships and comprehensive e-learning advice
  • expand participation and access for individuals through e-learning programs by delivering foundation skills and e-literacy.
More information

Flexible Learning website

Victoria e-Learning Program 2012

The ACPET-Vic Govt e-Learning Program 2012 is a state government grant administrated by ACPET to assist independent registered training organisations (RTOs) integrate e-learning in their organisations. The program runs until the end of 2012 and will increase the competitiveness of RTOs applying for national e-learning funds for 2013 and beyond.

ACPET has drawn on past experience to design a relevant and engaging professional development program that will assist RTOs in Victoria to understand, select and implement the most appropriate e-learning and e-business options for their students. All Victorian RTOs were invited to participate in the 2012 ACPET–Vic Govt e-Learning Program, in either the beginner or the intermediate stream. Applications for the 2012 program closed on 29 February.

The Program features two key initiatives:

The Mentoring Program

This year’s program is a structured professional development program that includes an onsite consultation with participating RTOs to ensure alignment with organisational priorities. This schedule includes online meetings, face-to-face workshops, goal setting and tasks.

Each project team and individual is mentored through the process of research, planning, design, implementation and evaluation their chosen trial unit of competency (at beginner level) or other identified solution (at intermediate level). 

The program provides both one-on-one and peer group mentoring opportunities in line with current best practice in e-learning professional development. Participants experience e-learning both as a learner as well as a facilitator.

e-Learning Professional Development Series

This series of face-to-face workshops is being held in Melbourne and online through the ACPET Elluminate Room during 2012. Participation is open to staff from any Victorian independent RTO.

The e-Learning Professional Development Series is provided to private RTO’s on a ‘choose as required basis’.

Schedule:

  • 3 May – LMS – the role of LMS in VET (online) 
    Session recordings available. Please email sherrill.lister@acpet.edu.au
  • 7 June – Introduction to the virtual classroom as a training tool (online)
    Session recordings available. Please email sherrill.lister@acpet.edu.au
  • 5 July – e-learning strategies to keep the learner engaged (online) 
    Session recordings available. Please email sherrill.lister@acpet.edu.au
  • 25 July – Assessment online (online)
  • 2 August – Developing resources using rapid e-learning software (face-to-face)
  • 14 August - LMS Moodle 2.1 training  (face-to-face)
  • 5 September – Preparing video and audio tools to use in training (face-to-face)
  • 20 November – Going mobile – teaching and learning online (face-to-face)
  • 5 December – Build a business case for implementing e-learning (online)

ACPET is always interested to identify new e-Learning training needs. Organisations are invited to submit suggestions via email to ACPET Vic e-Learning Projects Officer, Sherrill Lister, sherrill.lister@acpet.edu.au

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