Designing for Flexibility

ECAR study of undergraduate students and information technology

ECAR study of undergraduate students and information technology

CC licensed flickr image by sylvain_courant Just finished reading the ECAR study of undergraduate students and information technology conducted in 2013. I have been following this survey for years and was influenced by both their methodology and questions for a similar survey we conducted in 2011 here at Sydney TAFE. The results of this survey are very […]

Thought Leaders: Alec Couros

Thought Leaders: Alec Couros

Synopsis Alec Couros is a Professor of Educational Technology and Media in the Faculty of Education at the University of Regina, Canada. In this conversation Alec talks about digital identity, networked individualism, and the relationship between learning and sharing. He describes what he sees as the components of modern literacy, and touches on the corporatisation of […]

Thought Leaders: Steve Wheeler

Thought Leaders: Steve Wheeler

Synopsis Steve Wheeler is an Associate Professor of Learning Technology in the Plymouth Institute of Education, at Plymouth University (UK).  In this conversation Steve shares his thoughts on Connectivism, mind technology, rhizomatic learning, and what it’s like to wear Google Glass. He was a keynote speaker at the recent Future of Learning conference in Sydney in February. […]

Designing for Flexibility: Facilitation that works

Designing for Flexibility: Facilitation that works

TAFE Sydney is holding a webinar this Wednesday evening November 20, 2013 7.30-8.30pm Who Should Attend:  All interested Head Teachers and Teachers  Where: Online in Adobe Connect @ https://webconf.det.nsw.edu.au/dff/ Test your computer setup for Adobe Connect using this test url well in advance https://webconf.det.nsw.edu.au/common/help/en/support/meeting_test.htm To ensure your computer and headset are working come to the […]

Join us for a webinar this week on Social Media in VET

Join us for a webinar this week on Social Media in VET

They’re all talking in Facebook! myspaces, yourspaces, ourspaces online: social media in VET   CC licensed flickr image by Terry Chay When: Wednesday 7 October, 7:30 PM 8:30 PM Where: Online in Adobe Connect @ https://webconf.det.nsw.edu.au/dff/ Who should attend: Teachers Facilitator: Jacqueline Bates Guest presenter: Gihan Lahoud, Workforce Development Teacher Case Studies: Tom Kramer – travel & Tourism & Russell […]

Thought Leaders: Anne Bartlett-Bragg

Thought Leaders: Anne Bartlett-Bragg

Synopsis Anne Bartlett-Bragg is the Managing Director of the Sydney based Ripple Effect Group. In this conversation Anne talks about the advantages of exploiting social technologies in the workplace, thinking collaboratively, how the Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) phenomenon can be better utilised to produce more effective elearning, and of course MOOCs! The Thought Leaders […]

Thought Leaders: Jane Bozarth

Synopsis Jane Bozarth is the eLearning Coordinator for the North Carolina state government. She is an industry trainer, and the author of Social Media for Trainers. Here Jane talks about how to tap in to the tacit, informal knowledge that exists in organisations, the silos of corporate life, how today’s technologies enable everyone to assume more […]

New videos on developing online courses

New videos on developing online courses

The Sydney TAFE Designing for Flexibility program kicked off in June this year with an webinar facilitated by Alison Bickford from Connect Thinking on designing for online. She also produced 2 videos which we have added to the program page. The video series will culminates in a series of questions designed to help teachers to design […]

Join us for an e-assessment webinar tommorrow

Join us for an e-assessment webinar tommorrow

  CC licensed flickr image by blmiers2 Come on…get your feet wet! Join in this weeks webinar for the Designing for Flexibility program. Bring your eAssessment challenges! This session is all about unpacking issues around online assessment. Our special guest presenters this week include; Paulis Cheung, Kerrie Adra and Stephan Ridgway from Sydney Institute and […]

Thought Leaders: Stephen Downes

Thought Leaders: Stephen Downes

Synopsis Podcast of an interview with Stephen Downes by Michael Coghlan for the “Thought Leaders” series of interviews. (Recorded July 2013) Stephen is a Senior Research Officer for the National Research Council of Canada. Here Stephen touches on MOOCs (both the type C and type X variety), the intriguing concept of serialised courses, personal learning networks (PLNs), […]