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Monday, October 6

  1. page Virtual Network Training Simulator edited ... Below is the current prototype for the virtual network simulator. Functionality is at about 70…
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    Below is the current prototype for the virtual network simulator. Functionality is at about 70%, with interface design (including appearance) around 90%. Enter your details in the box at the start (or leave blank for now) and click 'OK'. Click and drag items from the left onto the page area. Connect them using the icons that appear over each placed device when you hover the mouse over it. Click the play button at the top right to see it work!
    The finished product will include instructions and a help file, so don't worry if you're not sure what to do with it for now!
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    Reflections and Suggestions {NetsimWorkstation.jpg}
    Some of this year's project was, for the first time, not able to be completed within Integracom as programming skills were required that were outside of its experience. This necessitated clear, concise communication between project staff and project programmers, and this was achieved through the use of detailed design specifications. The entire project was broken down into a series of English phrases used to describe everything from desired functionality to the look, design and feel of the virtual network interface. What has been achieved has been done so because of the communication and shared understanding between design and programming staff on this project.
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  2. page Virtual Network Training Simulator edited ... The finished product will include instructions and a help file, so don't worry if you're not s…
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    The finished product will include instructions and a help file, so don't worry if you're not sure what to do with it for now!
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    Reflections and Suggestions {NetsimWorkstation.jpg}
    Some of this year's project was, for the first time, not able to be completed within Integracom as programming skills were required that were outside of its experience. This necessitated clear, concise communication between project staff and project programmers, and this was achieved through the use of detailed design specifications. The entire project was broken down into a series of English phrases used to describe everything from desired functionality to the look, design and feel of the virtual network interface. What has been achieved has been done so because of the communication and shared understanding between design and programming staff on this project.
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  3. page Virtual Network Training Simulator edited ... Background {NetsimLaptop.jpg} Integracom is a commercial registered training organisation (R…
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    Background {NetsimLaptop.jpg}
    Integracom is a commercial registered training organisation (RTO) and delivers industry training directly to learners who are (most often) already members of the electrotechnology industry, working for a range of employers. Integracom is an enterprise member of various industry bodies (TITAB, BICSI, ASIAL – all cabling registrars in Australia). Integracom is a contributing member of IBSA (Innovation and Business Skills Australia) through the WA Working Group, facilitated through FutureNow.
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    technologies training.
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    Integracom developed an interactive, online, innovative model of a simulated computer networking environment for practical training and assessment of learners to a Certificate III level via e-learning technologies for both RPL and guided studies, suited to distance learning and face-to-face training delivery.
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    The Solution: By creating a simulated network ‘playpen’ or ‘sandbox’ the learner can be free to experiment and make changes, without fear of losing internet connectivity, therefore maintaining a connection to the LMS for training support. Exercises can be built with varying levels of complexity to teach, and challenge, the learner.
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    There has also been identified a national difficulty in filling positions as ‘Cabler (Data and Telecommunications)’. Demand for these workers is expected to increase with major projects being undertaken in Western Australia in 2010. Training supporting the Cert III in Telecommunications will assist with providing more skilled applicants to these positions.
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    this project.
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    For more information on the Australian Flexible Learning Framework:
    Phone: (07) 3307 4700
    Email:
    enquiries@flexiblelearning.net.au
    Website:
    flexiblelearning.net.au
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Tuesday, October 18

  1. page Embedding Elearning at SWRC edited ... 20100525Leisure and Health ML.doc Project Outputs ... believe the best result key result…
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    The national training system’sNational Training System’s e-learning strategy,
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    This is a Western Australian E-learning Innovations project output, developed by South West Regional College, with seed funding from the Framework.
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  2. page Embedding Elearning at SWRC edited ... WA10EL156 - E-mbedding E-learning @ SWRC Executive Summary BackgroundBackground ... throug…
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    WA10EL156 - E-mbedding E-learning @ SWRC Executive Summary
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    (LMS) or CD,DVDCD/DVD and -mademade available for
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    tools for face -to -faceface-to-face students.
    The Team consisted of :
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    Linda Smith: Childrens Services
    Raymond Gordon: Building Design
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    (Guy Truss) Its been a while since I have added anything here but here is a quick update on where we are. All of
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    13/05/2010(Guy Truss) First full day of design work:-) The Team all came together at the Bunbury Campus and we went through the use of the Learning Design Tool for VET all participants worked through tool and are building their design plans.
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  3. page Embedding Elearning at SWRC edited A10EL156 WA10EL156 - E-mbedding BackgroundBackground SWRC is the South West Regional College…

    A10EL156WA10EL156 - E-mbedding
    BackgroundBackground
    SWRC is the South West Regional College of TAFE our main campus is Located in Bunbury about 2 hrs south of Perth, with regional campuses located throughout the south west Region of WA. The area has a diverse range of industries including,:
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    Hospitality and
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    Our Project is brings e-Learning
    These learning objects are then loaded on to a Learning Management System (LMS) or CD,DVD and -made available for students to access at their convenience either for full external study or to be used as revision tools for face -to -face students.
    The Team consisted of :
    Guy Truss: Project Manager/Mentor
    Margaret Leatherbarrow: Leisure and Health
    CorolineCaroline Gledhill: Education
    Maria Baxter: Family Day Care
    Linda Smith: Childrens Services
    RaynondRaymond Gordon: Building
    Below is a copy of a photo story produced by a participant that is included in a learning object. The photo story was designed to give the students information in a more interesting visual way rather than just text. The photo story adds life into the same content.
    
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    23/08/2010 (Guy Truss) Its been a while since I have added anything here but here is a quick update on where we are. All of the participants are busily writing learning objects to load onto theirMoodle sites. we are using eXe to develop the resources as well as photostory and moviemaker. Caroline and Tika are still attending online sessions from Manjimup and Margaret River as well as coming to a few of our weekly sessions in Bunbury I am hoping to have a few Learning Object finished in the next couple of weeks so we can start trialing them with the learners.
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    Lessons learned
    We learned a great deal during this process. Much more than the mechanics of using the various development tools for creating e-learning objects. One of the biggest lessons learned was the importance of a thorough and well thought out planning process. We used the LDT to aid with our planning. This enabled us to actually spend the time ensuring that what we were going to develop was relevant to the industry training needs and met the requirements of the training package. By having a solid plan we were able to keep going back to ensure that we hadn’t strayed to far from it. Below is a copy of a plan as generated by the LDT for the Leisure and Health part of the Project
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    Project Outputs
    Our project produced four learning objects but we believe the best result from the project was the skills and knowledge developed by the participants. Since completing the project they have all developed their e-learning presence and added content to their courses. They have also become go-to people in the individual areas able to offer advice and training to their peers. This has been of great use to the Institute as part of our embedding strategy is to have e-learning champions spread throughout the organisation spreading the knowledge as far as we can. Unfortunately time did not allow for a full evaluation of the objects we created as they were completed to wards the end of the academic year and there were few students Available
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    This project has been invaluable in getting staff that had little or no experience with e-learning into developing on line resources. We all now have a much better idea of what it takes to design and develop e-Learning resources. It became apparent during the project that time and resources were inadequate to build the types of resources we had imagined. and that even small things like gaining copyright clearances could become difficult could prove to be a “time sucker”.
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    It is also important to block time for the project work as in our profession there are often conflicting demands on our time and we need to ensure that the project doesn’t suffer. A strategy we employed to combat this was to have “Team days” where we would isolate ourselves from our usual workplaces and work together on our projects. This gave us the opportunity to see what each other were doing and swap ideas as well as seek solutions for our own problems.
    We would recommend any organisation in taking on a project through the framework as the skills that we have developed and are now passing on through our organisation are invaluable and required for the survival of any training organisation in the future.
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Wednesday, August 31

  1. page The virtually safe workshop edited ... help small employers to keep apprentices in their workplace and spend less time at the RTO com…
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    help small employers to keep apprentices in their workplace and spend less time at the RTO completing off-the-job training.
    In addition, the interest in this model generated from lecturers across a wide variety of other industry areas has now given us an exciting innovative training model and a new goal to aim for.
    A stand alone version of the project is available here:
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    Framework connection
    The national training system’s e-learning strategy, the Australian Flexible Learning Framework (Framework) funds and supports E-learning Innovations projects which aim to embed e-learning into the national training system by supporting and enabling innovation in training design and delivery, at the state and territory level. The Virtually Safe Workshop project has allowed us to develop an engaging and innovative resource for the automotive industry that could be used by any training organisation that delivers the ‘AURC270103A Apply safe working practices’ and ‘AURT271781A Implement and monitor environmental regulations in the automotive industry’ units of competency within the qualifications they offer.
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