The Minister for Industry, the Hon Ian Macfarlane MP, is undertaking a full review of training packages and accredited courses in the VET system. The Review of Training Packages and Accredited Courses Discussion Paper has been released to start the conversation with industry, employers, training providers and students about whether these training packages and accredited courses
The Unique Student Identifier—due to be formally implemented in January 2015—will make it easier for students to find, collate and authenticate their VET achievements into a single transcript. It will also ensure that students’ VET records are not lost.
The Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) has launched a new website providing detailed information about the Standards for Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) 2015. Chief Commissioner Chris Robinson said the website—www.asqa.gov.au/standards—demonstrated ASQA’s commitment to providing enhanced information and guidance for RTOs to assist them in complying with the standards.
The economics of digital learning will undermine the liberal biases built into the current education system More and more is written these days about the potential of Internet-based courses and supporting electronic technology to better educate American students. Among the tantalizing predictions: Instruction will be highly individualized, social
So, let’s get one thing straight. In the realm of human capabilities, there’s impossible, possible, and Jane-possible. Jane does so much in our industry that it can really feel like she’s operating just beyond what is humanly possible. Now, I can’t claim to know the secret of her success, but I suspect it has something to do with her co-pabilities. (Yes, I just made that up.) What I mean is maximizing one’s ability by leveraging the power of a group through influential contributions.
We all learn… every day. It’s an essential capability, which has brought us rapid advancement as a species over the past several thousand years. Learning is even more important in today’s hyper-linked, inter-connected world wherein pertinent flows of information are accelerating.
Recent research from US web-based training company certifyme.net indicates that 77% of American corporations use online learning. The research also reported that organisations save up to 70% on training costs when they replace classroom-based learning with e-learning. It’s no accident that e-learning is a US$56.2 billion business globally, and is likely to double in size before 2015.
Mobile learning, or m-learning, is growing in Australia and holds enormous potential to transform the delivery of education and training. M-learning offers modern ways to support learning through mobile devices, such as handheld and tablet computers, MP3 players, smartphones and mobile phones. M-learning is personal, portable, collaborative, interactive, contextual and situated, and emphasises ‘just-in-time’ teaching and assessment. Groups like Urban-E-Learning is
Tenders are invited for funding of up to $30,000 to undertake specific technology innovations research on behalf of the National Vocational Education and Training (VET) E-learning Strategy (the Strategy). Four proposals are sought to address the following applied research topics: