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Project objective: to improve employment-related training opportunities for peoples with disabilities through the use of appropriate e-learning resources and technologies. . Inclusive e-Learning E-learning for Target Learner Groups (Learners with Disabilities) Mary Schooneveldt Project Manager.
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physical or mobility impairment
psychological or psychiatric impairment (or mental illness)
disabilities that may result in multiple impairment, such as cerebral palsy or head injury
cognitive or intellectual disability
learning disabilities including Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
medical conditions and other disabilities.Diversity
Source: ANTA, June 2005, People with a disability in VET: a statistical compendium NCVER SA
a lower propensity to undertake AQF Cert. III and above (38%) cf. all VET students (46%)
subject success rates lower than for all VET students (75% cf. 82%)
a lower propensity to complete full AQF qualifications than all VET students (13% cf. 18%)
to add to the knowledge base and demonstrate the use of e-learning for learners with disabilities
to explore learning issues, motivation, context and appropriate technologies
to gather a range of responses from those involved in the project in different ways and at different timesCase Studies
Opportunity to explore - teachers
Enhancing learners computer & generic skills
Access to existing facilities by groups that haven’t had them eg learners with disabilities
Putting knowledge into practice
Fun & portable – take the learning home
Enabling students who can’t attend to still participate
Developing inclusive e-learning styles of teaching
Another resource, another toolThemes
Instructional sequence teachers need to consider before using technology in a lesson with this group
With the new technology, the students are more into it than what they have been in previous years. The students have been a lot more interested.
So many of our students are visual, creative learners. Having a range of strategies caters for that range of learning methods.
There's a lot of spill over. It's not just what you guys are doing in TAFE. It's extended into your home and social lives.
don’t underestimate people with disabilities
I feel like we've just got the tip of the icebergWhat critical thing have you learnt from this project?
Being creative with technology.
Seeing someone on TV and saying, "Yep, I'm going to do that"
Sophisticated and simple technology. The thing I was impressed with is that these technologies are day-to-day things, not just occasional things.More comments
% of learners satisfied with e-learning as an educational medium
Showcase Wednesday 7th December 2005 & promotion of project purposes, activities & outcomes
Online Group activities - http://www.groups.edna.edu.au/course/view.php?id=89
More trial projects (learners with disabilities and youth)
Mid February – call for expressions of Interest
Disability Standards for Education (2005) & e-learning
Reference Guide of available e-learning resources related to these groups
Mary SchooneveldtProject Manager for the 2005 Framework’s E-learning for Target Learner Groups Project
Tel: (03) 9661 8710
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Inclusive e-Learning