2015 NMC Technology Outlook for  Australian Tertiary Education released

2015 NMC Technology Outlook for Australian Tertiary Education released

Late last month the New Media Consortium (NMC) and Open Universities Australia (OUA) released the annual 2015 NMC Technology Outlook for Australian Tertiary Education.  The fourth edition of this Australia-focused regional report describes findings from the NMC Horizon Project, an ongoing research project designed to identify and describe emerging technologies likely to have an impact on […]

Global Accessibility Awareness Day

Global Accessibility Awareness Day

May 21st is world Accessibility Awareness Day designed to encourage designers, developers, usability professionals, and everyone else to take an hour to experience first-hand the impact of digital accessibility (or lack there of). You can find out more information at the website http://www.globalaccessibilityawarenessday.org/participate.html Accessibility is important for educators delivering online content as it ensures our learners get […]

Commonly used e-learning tools survey

Commonly used e-learning tools survey

Some of you may remember the E-standards component of the National VET eLearning Strategy, well they are still active and are conducting a survey on commonly used e-learning tools to inform a publication update. The purpose of this survey is to update the Commonly Used Tools in VET, last reviewed in 2012. This publication is a […]

TAFE Connects program for term 2 2015

TAFE Connects program for term 2 2015

This Thursday 21 May  is our first TAFE Connects session for Term 2 2015. Using third party resources features presenters from Hunter, Northern Sydney and South Western Sydney Institutes.   How do you join in?  At 12 noon, go to the online Adobe Connect meeting room http://webconf.det.nsw.edu.au/tafeconnects  You’ll need some speakers or headphones to listen. […]

TAFE Connects for Term 1 2015

TAFE Connects for Term 1 2015

Program: Term 1, 2015 Thursday 5 March Course design: snapshots from TAFE NSW Online Thursday 12 March Libraries: finding online learning resources Thursday 19 March Learning online in TAFE NSW Thursday 26 March Emerging technology trends: The Horizon Report What is TAFE Connects? Join us for TAFE Connects, a series of weekly online web sessions […]

TMA webinar - Stories of Leadership Innovation and Success

TMA webinar – Stories of Leadership Innovation and Success

When: Tuesday, 24 February, 5.30 pm to 6.30 pm Where: Adobe Connect Log on at: https://webconf.det.nsw.edu.au/tma/ Stories of Leadership Innovation and Success – How are we coping at this major time of change and challenge A TAFE Managers Association event in partnership with TAFE Connects, hosted by Sydney TAFE, free of charge, virtual, open to all.

Lynda Online Library a year in review

Lynda Online Library a year in review

For Sydney TAFE staff who have not heard of Lynda.com it’s a subscription based self paced online course library. Sydney TAFE has a subscription and registrations are available to staff and students. There is currently over 2,900+ courses comprising over 128,000 videos across a huge range of areas. In 2014 Lynda significantly expanded their range of courses […]

Moodle LMS update

Moodle LMS update

On Thursday 29th January 9am – 12pm the Sydney TAFE moodle will be taken offline to update to the latest version 2.8+ Information about this iterative update and the improved features are available here. Workforce Development staff have conducted testing and staff can test their existing courses with the new version on a test site which has a […]

Some articles to add to your reading list

Some articles to add to your reading list

Welcome back to everyone for 2015 we trust you had a restful break. Looking for some inspiration around online learning for 2015 how about reading the 10 most popular articles in EDUCAUSE Review for 2014.  

ASQA announces new Standards for RTO's

ASQA announces new Standards for RTO’s

CC licensed Flickr image by dreamsjung The Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) is introducing new Standards for Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) which will come into effect on 1 April 2015 for existing RTOs. A new website has been launched providing detailed information about the Standards for Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) 2015. http://www.asqa.gov.au/users-guide-to-the-standards-for-registered-training-organisations-2015/users-guide-to-the-standards-for-registered-training-organisations-2015.html VET Stakeholder and Consultant Information Sessions […]