Category Archives: Vocation Education and Training (VET)

Appropriate education performance indicators for ODL organisations

This was the first keynote to open the second day of the DEANZ conference 2012, in Wellington, NZ. Caroline Seelig is Chief Executive of the Open Polytechnic of NZ. Not everything that can be counted counts, not everything that counts … Continue reading

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Want some guidance around writing learning outcomes? Try the learning outcomes authoring tool

Many thanks to Conor Bolton who recently shared these online learning outcome authoring tools. The first is the ‘Co-generative Toolkit’ – CegentT the development of which was funded by JISC. The tool has four main parts – the vocabulary, outcome, … Continue reading

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Belonging, becoming and being: First-year apprentices’ experiences in the workplace

If you have not heard of Selena Chan and the work she is doing in the Vocational Education and Training sector – especially around the use of mobile learning – then this report is a must: Belonging, becoming and being: … Continue reading

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Quick Response (QR) Codes: Examples of use in education

You may, or may not have used or heard of Quick Response (QR) codes…however, some educators and trainers are exploring how and why they may be useful. For a quick explanation of what they are please watch this video. So, some examples … Continue reading

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Fostering an online professional community: What can you do?

This is a presentation that provides some suggestions around things that you can do to help foster an online community of practice.

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Webquests and ePortfolios – both free :-)

The following resources were recommended by a member of another online community, John Oliver. This Webquest site looks great. There are Webquests created and shared by educators from around the world, and covering a heap of different disciplines (geography, economics, … Continue reading

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OER: Pie in the sky or meaningful reality? (INVITED BLOGGER OF THE MONTH – November)

Image via Wikipedia In the last month’s “Blogger of the Month” Column Alison Miller touched on the topic of Open Education Resources (OER) and open course ware in relation to security and storage of personal information and data. Here is … Continue reading

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Using QR Codes, video clips and trades training: A pilot study (Kevin Hall and Mike Crosson at Sharefest)

Image via Wikipedia Kevin Hall and Mike Crosson are based at Wintec and have been piloting QR codes and video clips in trades training – partly to encourage students to do some revision. QR codes are described in Wikipedia as … Continue reading

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Vocational education and training: Can ICT enhanced learning and teaching help?

The Vocation Education and Training (VET) Sector, for those who are not sure, “prepares trainees for jobs that are based on manual or practical activities, traditionally non-academic, and totally related to a specific trade, occupation, or vocation“. In New Zealand … Continue reading

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