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Keynote Presentations

Redefining the classroom

Andrew Douch

In this presentation, Andrew will explain why he believes it is necessary for educators to adopt new approaches to communicating with a new generation of learners. His intention is not to promote "high-tech" skills in teachers, but rather to encourage widespread adoption of easy-to-use technologies that are 'high-concept' and have the power to transform class interaction.
In the last decade, informal communication between young people has been revolutionized by social networking sites, instant messaging, mobile phones and numerous other technologies that give them instant access to information and people any time, anywhere. Schools, TAFEs and Universities have largely failed to respond appropriately to these fundamental societal changes.
Andrew will show how any educator is able to change the way he or she communicates with students, taking advantage of the very same digital communication tools that Gen-Y students use. From podcasting to online forums to mobile phones, this presentation will explore the potential in digital communication technologies to challenge where, when and how class members interact, and even who the class members are.
Andrew is adamant in his belief that teachers don't need "computer skills" to transform their practice, but a willingness to question their 20th Century paradigms and rethink their role as educators in a world where information is available on-demand and communication is instantaneous.
He will show real-world examples of the ways in which teachers have used the ideas he promotes, across a wide range of subjects to make a profound impact on student engagement and learning outcomes.

Sustaining E-learning

Kay Bowman

Kaye will discuss seven factors required together to sustain e–learning innovations:
1. Strategy –a longer term view than any one e-learning innovation is required
2. Senior leadership - must support in ways appropriate to their particular situation.
3. Business case – is a key driver for for-profit businesses, especially cost savings.
4. Resourcing –:external resources are short term; internal resources are required
5. Champions – to build capability especially through 1 to-1 mentoring on how to use technologies.
6. People supports –to make it possible for teachers to focus on achieving learning using technologies and that could be internally and/ or externally located
7. Technology – both sufficient hardware and software support that could be internally and or externally located.
An organisation’s level of e-maturity depends on how well they exhibit the seven factors

Innovations Project Showcase

This is a great opportunity to speak to all of the project teams that have undertaken Innovation projects in 2010. Each team will demonstrate the outcomes of their projects and will be available to talk about how they managed their project
For more details about each of the projects click here

Breakout sessions 1:30-2:15

How much fire can I steal?

Presenter: Howard Errey
Ever wondered what happens on the inside of an innovator? We’d all like to think that we can empower and open our students and organisations to the new wonderful ways of the web; but it’s not always simple and straightforward. There’s the challenges on the outside such as firewalls and the risk managers; but there’s also our inner psychology to deal with as well. Innovators might be able to see a marvellous future or potential, but don’t always feel empowered about what is going on around (and inside) them right now; and often feel alone. Looking at mythology about innovations as well as examples of some notable innovators and sample e-learning innovations projects, we look at what makes an innovator and ask “how much fire can we steal?” The intention of this session is that we gain insight into our own capacity for empowerment and development as an e-learning leader.

The Evolution of E-Learning: From CBT via Learning Management to Talent Management and Recruiting in the Cloud

Presenter: Stefanie Klein
Regional Director South East Asia-Pacific, IMC Information Multimedia Communication AG
In this session Stefanie takes a brief look at the evolution of e-learning and highlights some important trends for the future. Among others Stefanie will discuss
• Talent management as a new global challenge for HR managers resulting of economic growth in combination with aging workforce and skill deficits in Western economies and
• Cloud Computing as a possible answer to the growing need for ongoing change within organisations.

New wave content development

Presenter: Kim Raschepkin
Chief Learning Designer, Centre for Learning Innovation NSW DET

Light-weight resources, templates, content sourcing strategies and flexible content themes are recent models and approaches to resource design and development. This session will focus on impacts and design elements affecting learning resources from a developer’s point of view. Product demonstrations will present a new wave of solutions in response to issues around resource sustainability, changing client needs and the VET workforce capability. Participants will be encouraged to share ideas on design influences and identify opportunities for content sourcing to enhance currency, authenticity, customisation and usability.

2010 Innovation projects

Ann Brady
This presentation will focus on the development and facilitation aspects of the project and the tools developed to support three units of competency in the CIV in Hospitality.
This presentation will outline the customisation process, the issues associated with selecting the right tools for the job and the facilitation process for the online RPL program for employees of Bovis Lend Lease completing the Certificate IV in Occupational Health & Safety

Skills for a safer community
Jenny Kapp
The Skills for a Safer Community Project has provided the State Emergency Service (SES) with another engaging and effective blended learning solution for its staff and members. Following on from the success of last year’s Cultural Points of View: Working with Indigenous Communities program, Skills for a Safer Community aimed to provide interactive e-learning about how to work with people with a disability in emergency situations. The presentation will include highlights from the online component (developed in Moodle), an SES perspective on the project and recommendations for accessibility.

E-portfolios - Maintaining learner privacy when using e-portfolios and mobile devices Presenter: Allison Miller

E-portfolios and mobile devices are becoming popular in the VET sector as effective tools for flexible learning and assessment. However, as a personal online space by their very nature e-portfolios contain a lot of personal information. This presentation will provide strategies and resources for maintaining learners’ privacy when using an e-portfolio, including case studies from the 2010 E-portfolios Implementation Trials who trialled and provided feedback on the draft VET E-portfolios Privacy Guidelines, and the draft findings arising from the 2010 VET E-portfolios Storage of Learner Content research.

Breakout sessions 2:20 - 3:15

2010 Innovation projects

2010 Innovation Projects –Virtual worlds
Presenter: Kate Taylor
In this session Project Manager, Kate Taylor will walk the participants through the challenges and successes of Metro Screen’s pilot virtual world e-learning environment theRecollectors

Virtual Worlds: engaging immersive learning
Presenter: Robyn Alderton & Jo Kay
Teaching & learning in virtual worlds is a cutting edge strategy that is currently expanding in the vocational education sector as an effective way to enhance learning and engage students. Using 3D simulated environments which allow users to interact with each other in a synchronous shared space, educators are able to create rich learning experiences and simulations which engage students and help them to develop real life skills. As educators we need to explore, adapt and make innovative use of these new spaces for learning - discovering how they can enhance and be integrating with existing teaching strategies. Join the brains trust with the teacher, the project manager & the virtual world builder for an engaging session with Robyn Alderton & Ann Thompson from Western Institute and Jo Kay from JokaydiaGrid – the home of TAFE's Virtual Worlds: Tourism and Hospitality Project and hear about the exciting strategies they are exploring with TVET students.

Copyright in VET
Presenter: Vanessa Tuckfield
Designed for any anyone working in VET, this session guides participants through some copyright thoughts in using digital resources, such as text, music and audiovisual material, in teaching and training.
Participants gain an understanding of the limitations and obligations surrounding the use of digital resources and the range of free licences available, including Creative Commons, statutory licences and educational exceptions. The workshop also covers compliance and management issues that training organisations should be aware of.

Rethinking content development: why is this necessary?

Presenter: Michael Coghlan
This session will address the need to rethink the creation of content for online or blended delivery in the light of:
• The abundance of freely available content on the Internet (websites. Media, RSS feeds, blogs, discussion groups, Communities of Practice, etc
• The costs associated with creating content
• The emphasis on creating content rather than on effective teaching methods
• The increasing importance of Open Licensing arrangements such as Creative Commons
• The increasing use of mobile technologies in education
• The realisation through recent reports on e-assessment that many Australian educators create content that is poorly assessed (eg quizzes)

The session would be delivered in 2 parts:
1) A short presentation introducing these ideas
2) Small group discussion (5-6 people per group) on how these factors may influence the creation of content in participants’ workplaces

A planned approach: Getting started in e-learning

Presenter: Gail Smith
This short workshop will provide participants with strategies and resources that will facilitate a planned approach to e-learning for a course or unit of competence. The session will be particularly useful to participants who are just starting out in e-learning or who have simply taken a dive into e-learning without a planned approach. Throughout the session participants will be exposed to a range of common free e-learning tools and draw on the past experiences of a sample of e-learning innovations projects, highlighting the project's journey and taking note of some key lessons learned along the way.

Mobile Phone Design

Presenter: David Bartolo
This session looks at two approaches to eLearning using a Content Management System (Sakai). The first is a completely online commercial course created in Flash that uses Sakai as an infrastructure to handle logins and file organisation, and the second is a blended approach that teaches students mobile phone technologies, and contains various approaches to learning, including tutorials, collaborative projects and simulations, involving the students in a series of sessions including mocking up mobile phone interfaces. The session will demonstrate the two courses, describe the tools that have been used and show some examples of games created by students for mobile phones. It will also discuss the techniques used to create these courses


Sustaining Innovation panel session

Facilitator:Rose Grozdanic
Innovations Programs National Manager, Australian Flexible Learning Framework
Panel members: , Kaye Bowman, Stephan Ridgway, Janelle Morris, Debbie Littlehales
A Faciliatated panel presentation from former Framework project managers on how they have incorporated and expanded e-learining in their organisations- each has a story and the session will draw out the key elements that others can use to drive embedding of e-learning in their organisation.

Day 2

Keynote Presentations

A new approach for a new world

Duy Huynh -
New research shows that our increasingly interconnected world is shifting our perceptions of the information we receive, including our perceptions of learning. Its impact is far and wide: Old business models are failing. But why? How has the world changed and what do we need to do as L&D professionals to not just keep up, but excel.

This workshop will showcase the latest thinking on ‘thinking’ and arm you with new ideas on how to make your elearning more intuitive and appealing. Featuring real-life case studies from real client projects, this workshop might just change your approach to e-learning entirely!

Learning Points
- How interconnectivity has shifted our perception of learning
- Strategies to make the most of this new world
- Learn how to structure content for maximum effectiveness
- Learn about the principles of good instructional design
- Learn the key insights into creating engaging e-learning

Breakout sessions 10:15 - 11:00

Moodle: a basic introduction

Presenter: Julian Ridden
This workshop provides a good overview of the capabilities of the Moodle LMS for those who have never used it before or who are just starting out.

2010 Innovation projects

The design & development of an antibullying site
Presenter: Kaylene Chamberlain
This session will outline the process adopted by staff, students and community groups in the design and develop a regional anti bullying website.

Supporting the fundamental development of young people
Presenter: Marcia Owen
This session will provide an overview and demonstration of how the project team supported and guided young learners from regional NSW to explore aspects of self-awareness that was designed to assist them to understand and know ‘who they are’ and to enable them to support themselves in further education, training and employment.

Work Placement – a successful triangle!
Presenter: Cathy Ryan
In this session Catherine Ryan will share how the project team ensured effective engagement and learning for Senior school students during their work placement. Online daily journaling from students and feedback from teachers and employers, improved the placement experience for both student and employer.

Connecting for Capability

: Rory O'Brien
Learning Designer, Centre for Learning Innovation, NSW DET.
Join this session for a case study in how e-learning platforms such as a blog, a learning management system and regular webinar sessions, can be combined to provide e-learning capability development for a large training provider.
The CLI Connects project began in March 2010 as a way to support the needs of TAFE NSW teachers and staff who wanted to learn more about a range of e-learning topics and technologies. These weekly web conferencing sessions have proved effective and have brought together a state-wide audience. The combination of a number of platforms for delivery has expanded the possibilities and usefulness of the program.
This session will look at the topics that have proved popular and will discuss how this model may be adapted for other organisational environments

Exploring the possibilities with e-beams

Keepad Interactive

2010 Innovation projects

Learning & teaching of students of Community Engagement & Mentoring
Elizabeth Mulrennan & Guy Freer
This session involves an introductory talk and demonstration of the website The session will describe a range of digital technologies used by the project including “UDUTU” a teacher authoring program used for Digital Storytelling.

E-learning for a sporting community
Nathan Rose & Rob Potter
This TAFE, Western Sydney project team worked across two faculties to deliver two qualifications for a group of 15 – 22 yr old rugby league players from West magpies who are trying to make it into 1st grade Rugby League. The presentation will showcase the education model created and demonstrate the e-learning tools used to support the model.

Western Region Farm Planning
Fiona Watts
The team will be discussing how they are using a MOODLE platform to incorporate a variety of digital media into a space that is easy to navigate and use by rural and remote students. This MOODLE has been designed for the Farm Planning course. It is to be used by students throughout the Central West and beyond where they do not necessarily have broadband internet or advanced computer skills.

Breakout sessions 11:30 - 12:15

Moodle 2: what's new and what you need to do

Julian Ridden - Pukunui
Launceston Room - Lower Ground Floor
This presentation will look in detail at the many great new features introduced in Moodle 2 and their impact in particular on the TAFE and RTO sectors. This new edition contains many of the most asked for features as well as allowing for some huge pedagogy shifts in how materials are deployed.

In my element: visual portfolios, reflection & critique using FlickR

Robyn Jay - E-learning Consultant
Darwin- Perth
Many VET courses have a strong visual element that lend themselves to a focus on multimodal tools and approaches. In this session we’ll explore FlickR in VET; a free/low cost online image storage, sharing and networking site. FlickR provides student owned and managed spaces for display, annotation, description and feedback within an extended community of practice. At a course level teachers can design group exhibitions, themed collections and embeddable slideshows. Perhaps most importantly it provides individuals with a visual portfolio space to capture progress, projects and achievements for assessment evidence and entry to further training or employment.

2010 Innovation Projects

Adelaide Room
Diving into Mobile Learning
Bronwyn Campbell
This session will introduce participants to the ADAS project and highlight key success factors for embedding e-learning as well as drawing on the key lessons learned during the project.

Southern. IML Pathology approach to sustainable e-learning
Janelle Morris
This is a scenario based session that will introduce how Southern IML Pathology have embedded e-learning in their organization. The session will follow the journey of the 2008 and 2010 innovation projects.

Engaging with Industry Partners to address learning needs
Charlie Bell
This presentation will outline how TOCAL College engaged with two industry representative bodies – The Cotton Research and Development Corporation and the Australian Livestock Markets Association – to develop basic OH&S induction and training that showcased the potential of online learning as well as adressing the business needs of both organisations.

From ‘me’ learning to ‘we’ learning - Moving to contemporary models of social networking in e-learning - this is continued in the next session

Presenters : Monish Paul, Jamie Pride and Michael Williams -
Hobart Room Lower Ground Floor
In an interactive session, we will explore the shift from ‘me-learning’ (i.e. old e-learning models and delivery) to ‘we-learning’ (i.e. contemporary social network based learning), and consider its impact. The focus of the discussion will be on innovative Gen Y’s as users, and the use of e-learning as a mechanism for sustainable workforce development.
NB :This aimed at those in Leadership or Strategic management roles who are interested in trends in learning, the use of convergent technology and organisational change. Places are strictly limited to 40 for this session

The Key elements of instructional design

Duy Huynh - BeyondEdge
Sydney Room
Step into your new role at a professional eLearning firm. You’re the new instructional designer. In this workshop, Duy Huynh, Executive Producer at Beyondedge, will share with you their ‘internal’ production secrets, watch a project come together from start to finish, and at each stage, how instructional design is applied.
This is an unprecedented insiders’ look at how professional eLearning production works and how the creative, technical and instructional elements comes together to deliver a compelling interactive experience.
There will be also a chance to ask all the questions you want about production and design.

Learning Points
- The eLearning production process
- Structuring content for impact
- The role of instructional design
- How a project comes together

Breakout sessions 12:20 - 1:05

Adobe - using Adobe Captivate and Presenter for online learning

Neil Oliver - Adobe Ambassador
Launceston Room
Using Adobe Presenter, Adobe Captivate®, or Acrobat software we’ll demonstrate how to easily create online learning content and learn how to reach your online students with engaging content that is easy to create and even easier to reuse.
This session will show how Adobe's elearning authoring software allows you to add software demonstrations, interactive simulations, branching scenarios, and quizzes to your courseware without programming. We'll show how the solution goes well beyond screen capture to achieve superior results in fewer steps thanks to an intuitive user interface, collaboration workflows, and a multitude of timesaving features. Organisations will be able to easily integrate your content with eLearning applications and leading SCORM- and AICC-compliant Learning Management Systems to deliver content virtually anywhere.

Cool tools

Debbie Soccio -Manager, E-learning Content development, E-works Victoria

There are countless ways to present learning – but which e-learning tools will encourage high level engagement, as well as help participants retain the learning required?
In this workshop participants will have the opportunity to experience with a range of different technology tools that can be used to enhance or build an integrated, engaging online learning program – including the use of Nintendo Wii, interactive whiteboards and point-of-view glasses to engage learners, blogs, wikis, digital stories – just to name a few!

E-learning: What's on the Horizon?

Michael Coghlan- E-learning consultant, New Learning

This session will review the findings of the 2010 Australia-NZ Horizon Report.
It will identify the emerging technologies listed in the report as having significant impact on educational delivery in the next 5 years, with particular reference to the VET sector.

Moving to contemporary social media - this is continued from the previous session

Peter Williams and Monish Paul, - Deloitte
Hobart Rm- Lower ground floor
In an interactive session, we will explore the shift from ‘me-learning’ (i.e. old e-learning models and delivery) to ‘we-learning’ (i.e. contemporary social network based learning), and consider its impact. The focus of the discussion will be on innovative Gen Y’s as users, and the use of e-learning as a mechanism for sustainable workforce development.
NB :This aimed at those in Leadership or Strategic management roles who are interested in trends in learning, the use of convergent technology and organisational change. Places are strictly limited to 40 for this session

E-portfolios and E-assessment

Allison Miller - E-Portfolio Business Manager, Australian Flexible Learning Framework

The average Australian workplace is an ever changing environment, where new skills and knowledge are constantly being developed and existing skills updated. In order to remain skilled in the 21st century, individuals require the capacity to manage their own flexible, just in time, individualised training through lifelong learning and assessment skills. This presentation will highlight how e-portfolios and mobile devices are helping individuals manage their continuous learning and become effective lifelong learners, while learning how to present information to a variety of audiences, through the use of assessment for learning principles. Using a range of digital devices such as mobile phones and point of view devices, individuals also become more actively engaged in and responsible for their own learning.

Plenary Session

Kaye Bowman will present this session which will conclude with the draw for several prizes generously donated by our sponsors. Delegates must be in the room to claim their prize.