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The seven year education itch Adult Learning in Vocational Training now FREE

The seven year education itch – Adult Learning in Vocational Training is now making its way around the globe and is FREE worldwide! A simple Google search pulls back all the sites you can get the ebook from including Amazon, SmashWords, iBooks, Kobo plus heaps more. ISBN: 9781370951222  

Sometimes, it’s not the content..it’s the delivery

  Over the weekend I attended a BBQ with my family and a few other families. It was a friendly environment, lots of food, drink and laughter. I want to share with you a short conversation I had. The usual topic of ‘what do you do for a living’ came up, and I struck up a conversation with a guy who was a tradie and had recently started an engineering degree. After chatting a bit, I discovered he is doing it via distance and with a reputable Queensland university. I also discovered they were using a Moodle (as well), so it was interesting to listen to what his experiences have been like to date. He’d been studying for about a year and indicated there were about 200 other students studying with him, some distance some lecture based. It was interesting to hear that similar struggles still exist with learning via distance that I experienced when I did my first online course, and it’s not the content. Time and Feedback seem to be the main items. Lecturers that are used to delivering to a theatre full of students, on a face to face basis struggle with delivering online as well. Students working full-time and have a family / life outside of study don’t fit into this model, so this makes it a challenge. He said forums are good, but only a hand full of people would use them, others may read the forums, but they don’t contribute. Could this be based on fear or social culture? As I’ve […]

The Seven Year Education Itch – Adult Learning in Vocational Training – my digital journey so far

Available to download in: PDF iBook ePub Now available on Amazon As I approach seven years in the vocational education industry, I realised I’ve covered a fair bit of ground in the eLearning space. I wanted to share with others the experiences that I’ve had and lessons I’ve learnt. Understand what I’ve discovered about adult learners from a coal face perspective. Education with technology is constantly changing, and adult learners can be left behind as more and more eLearning teaching methods are adopted. This book will point out some techniques and methods you can use that may help you better understand adult learners. The seven year education itch, my digital journey so far… PDF iBook ePub