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From: Jyothi Jayaram <e-events@...
Date: Tue, 13 Oct 2009 10:30:46 +0980
Subject: Exposing e-learning skills sets: The Knowledge Tree e-journal
Edition 19 out now!
You can lead a horse to water, but you can’t make it drink. Likewise, you can
lead students to computers, but you can’t offer them engaging courses –
unless VET practitioners have developed and honed the skill sets required to
effectively implement e-learning.
In this edition of The Knowledge Tree we expose the vital skill sets needed
vocational education and training (VET) practitioners to offer lively and
engaging e-learning and to ensure classroom teachers and trainers aren’t left
Internationally recognized futurist Elliott Masie offers a think-piece,
Defining the ‘e’ in e-learning, in which he takes readers on a journey from
e-learning’s humble beginnings to current global practices and future
Annie Fergusson, Benchmarking and Research Business Manager of the Australian
Flexible Learning Framework (Framework), provides an overview of what must
happen on a macro level if VET practitioners are to effectively update their
skills to adapt to e-learning environments. She makes her points using recent
VET research and the Framework’s 2009 annual Benchmarking survey.
Cathy Moore, an international e-learning instructional designer, soon to tour
Australia explains in an interview how
we can 'dump the drone' of e-learning
design and instead create engaging, memorable and lively e-learning.
In addition, we offer several interviews with Australian e-learning
practitioners as they consider, among other issues, the differences between
skills needed for face-to-face teaching and e-learning, the effective use of
Web 2.0 tools, and ‘the how’ in acknowledging new skill sets.
Edition 19 also sees Sue Lapham, Western Australia representative on the
Flexible Learning Advisory Group (FLAG), inviting VET practitioners to the new
interactive Framework website. Here providers can develop e-learning skills
sets and knowledge by finding resources and collaborating with others. To help
introduce readers to this new e-learning hub, we offer Flash presentations
based on Kim Edgar’s recent ‘e-Gems’ web-conferencing session.
We hope you enjoy 'Exposing e-learning skills sets' edition 19 of The
Tree and, as always, we look forward to your feedback.http://flexiblelearning.net.au/knowledgetree
The Knowledge Tree editorial team