Wednesday, June 02, 2010

Web 2.0 for Vocational Education

Canberra Institute of Technology is running a free Flexible Learning Toolbox Workshop on Web 2.0 for Vocational Education, in Canberra, 16 June 2010.

Adding Web 2.0 to your Toolbox Resources (AKA...The collaborative Internet, Social Media, Social Networking)

Wednesday, June 16th , 8.00am to 9.30am
B016, B Block, ground floor, Southside Campus, Canberra Institute of Technology, Cnr Ainsworth Street and Hindmarsh Drive, Phillip.

To Register: Call or email Helen Lynch, 6207 4031 or

Web 2.0 has given us wonderful social software applications like Blogs, Wikis, Youtube, RSS and Widgets that we can use to add new levels of interactivity to our online learning. The challenge for VET teachers is to make use of these tools for teaching and learning and to incorporate them into existing e-learning resources such as Flexible Learning Toolboxes and Toolbox learning objects.

This workshop shows you just how easy it is to embed, frame, RSS and link Web 2.0 applications in Toolboxes and Toolbox Learning Objects and will challenge you to think about the use of Web 2.0 tools in teaching and learning. Some examples of Web 2.0 applications are: Wiki, Voicethread, Youtube, Blog, Flickr,

Examples and thought provoking projects involving Web 2.0:

  1. If you would like to explore examples of Web 2.0 used in a school setting you might like to visit Andrew Douch’s blog or go directly to some of his biology teaching resources - Andrew has his own youtube channel and won him a 2008 Victorian Education Excellence Award.
  2. The European SVEA project to encourage the use of Web 2.0 in VET can be followed on Twitter for a bit of a look at what they are getting up to.
  3. Social media in plain English.

Helen M Lynch, ACT Toolbox Champion, Educational Designer, Canberra Institute of Technology

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