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-learning Opportunities. What is it? What’s out there ? How can we get into it? How do we sell it our trainers & students?. What is elearning ?. Variety of styles – Fully online or blended What it isn’t – sitting alone at a computer staring at a screen full of text

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learning opportunities

-learning Opportunities

What is it? What’s out there? How can we get into it? How do we sell it our trainers & students?

what is elearning
What is elearning?
  • Variety of styles – Fully online or blended
  • What it isn’t – sitting alone at a computer staring at a screen full of text
  • What it can be – Blended with f2f
    • Suitable units or parts of units using wikis\online classroom\online chat\skype etc
    • Combined with some f2f classes

Using iPads\tablets\computers\mobile phones in the classroom for research etc

what s out there
What’s out there?
  • Free or cheap web 2.0 tools eg
    • Wikis
    • Blogs
    • Google Tools
    • Cloud Storage, (Dropbox, iCloud, Box)
    • Online tools eg – screencasting, voice tools, podcasts, video, eportfolios etc
    • Facebook
    • Twitter
    • iPad and tablet apps
    • Mobile phone apps
    • Online quizes
    • Electronic Books
    • QR Codes
how can we get into elearning
How can we get into elearning?
  • Ementor project
    • Online training sessions
    • Free PD Day in each region
    • Find just one keen trainer/manager/staff member & resource him/her to train – their enthusiasm will carry through to others
    • Be prepared to do some exploring & attend online sessions or conferences in your own time. It will add value to you as a trainer or manager – looks good on CV!
    • Join an online forum or media tool eg facebook or twitter – information will come to you. Follow the gurus
    • Curation Tools – Scoopit or Zite (for iPad) Become the curator for your organisation
    • Get into it or be left behind!
how to add e to the classroom
How to add “e” to the classroom
  • Big Ticket items
    • Learning/Content Management Systems (LMS\CMS)
    • Blackboard
      • Training VC via eWorks


    • Moodle – Open Source


but we do it more simply a bit cheaper
But we do it more simply…& a bit cheaper!
  • Content management System – Private Label wiki
    • $1000.00 p/a Unlimited users for existing users, 100 for new users
    • Free 30 day trial
    • Each class has its own wiki
      • Completely private
      • Logins
      • Unit resources uploaded
        • Assessments, Unit Outlines
        • Class powerpoints, handouts
        • Discussion board


how does it actually work
How does it actually work?


All trainers employed at Coonara must use some “e” in their classes – wikis at a minimum

All trainers at Coonara are trained to use wikis

Trainers who wish to – Online Classroom training – Current PD sessions at Coonara

Currently have 5 trainers who run online classes regularly. More have expressed interest & are attending PD

Some experimenting with mobile devices eg QR Codes, placement tasks

Starting to train tutors for preaccred classes


Some classes advertised as “Blended”

Some classes advertised as blended with some online classroom sessions

Every new class has one or two sessions on wiki training at the start of each course (Accred)

Online Classes have one F2F session online classroom training then one practise session from home

All classes are f2f with some units of some classes in online classroom

Combination of wikis for content management\Discussion Forum - Online Classroom for classes, assessment, webtours, webquests, small group discussions etc

lets have a quick look at a class wiki
Lets have a quick look at a class wiki

Diploma Tuesday Wiki

Cert3chntuespm Wiki

ementor wiki a wealth of resources and information
Ementor Wiki – a wealth of resources and information

Ementor wiki


Sue Waters’ Wiki

The Edublogger

Lynne Gibb


Liz Grigg