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Thursday, April 22

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Wednesday, April 14

  1. page home edited ... putting our heads together to focus on ideas and solutions for the future of e-learning in ACE…
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    putting our heads together to focus on ideas and solutions for the future of e-learning in ACE.
    Here's the printable invitation (pdf file): {http://c1.wikicdn.com/i/mime/32/application/pdf.png} AccessACE - celebration - invitation 27nov09 .pdf ..and the agenda for the day too (rtf file, eg word): {AccessACE Showcase Day - Circles of Professional Practice 27nov09 .rtf}
    New! Competitions and fun stuff:
    1) Who can come up with the best acrostic for our "title" [AccessACE classroom practice research circles]. Go to the new FUN STUFF page and key in your ideas.
    2) Come up with a Adjective+Noun style name for our group. Eg the "Practising Petunias".
    Yes there is a prize. It might be chocolate. Go to the "Fun Stuff" page to enter your ideas.

    Original purpose for the projects
    Following the AccessACE research of 2007-8, the Victorian Adult Community and Further Education (ACFE) Board decided to foster a stronger sense of networking amongst practitioners. So here we are .. a circle of people engaged in investigating our professional practice together. Practitioners in Victorian Adult Community Education (ACE) who aim to improve our teaching practice through implementing e-learning in clever and accessible ways.
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  2. page andrea-smr edited ... Andrea at the Southern Metro Region of ACFE Problem or question Engaging learners from all …
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    Andrea at the Southern Metro Region of ACFE
    Problem or question
    Engaging learners from all walks of life, but particularly I.T. related tutors and students, to use and participate in wiki's.
    Course and learners
    No one particular course. This was an experiment with all learners in Internet & E-Mail classes, Next Steps and also with a community singing group who are made up of predominantly retired and older people. I also presented some workshops to E.S.L & VCAL tutors to show them ways to interact with their students in a fun and interesting way.
    Classroom strategies
    Finding points of interest relevant to the different age groups to encourage them and show them how they would find it useful. Also showing them that they could easily achieve/create their own wiki. Demonstrating using animated gifs, slide.com etc to make the sites look interesting. Linking to YouTube & teacher tube.
    Technologies
    Computers, internet, animated gifs to enhance the sites, handouts and a practice wiki.
    Connection with 2007 research
    DataIn 2007 I failed to gather
    Evaluation strategy
    Connection
    generate interest with onethe youth groups and older generation. This time I had to re-think my approach and change my attitude - I had to develop a belief in what I was doing that wasn't present in 2007.
    Data / valuation strategy
    Evidence
    of work on the 4 R'swikis.
    Outcomes
    Success of ongoing singing group wiki as well as the ongoing use of the practice wiki with the above mentioned classroom groups.
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Tuesday, December 15

  1. page researcher edited ... The researchers {4xR=research(accessace).gif} The wonderful researchers in the AccessACE rese…
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    The researchers
    {4xR=research(accessace).gif} The wonderful researchers in the AccessACE research circles network:
    Ann Hardingham ,Hardingham, CAE
    Andrea Coghlan ,Coghlan, Southern Metro
    Ann Sullivan, Beaufort Community House and Learning Centre
    Chiemi Jardine, Farnham Street Neighbourhood House
    Dale Pobega ,Pobega, Duke Street
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    house
    Graham Booth ,Booth, Best Community
    Junita Lyon, Community College East Gippsland
    Kathryn Matthews ,Matthews, Mt Eliza
    Researcher
    Organisation
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    Blended learning design
    Link to action plan
    Ann Hardingham
    CAE
    VCAL / youth
    Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL)
    Adobe Creative Suite, video, on-screen magazines and more
    "Literacy by stealth"
    Ann Hardingham
    Andrea Coghlan
    Southern Metro Region, Dingley Village Neighbourhood House
    Wikispaces, (the ACFE label)
    Give students access to resources outside of workshop times.
    Andrea Coghlan
    Dale Pobega
    Duke Street community house
    English as a second language (ESL)
    Certificate of Spoken and Written English (CSWE)
    Blogs, voiceboards, embedded multimedia.
    a multimedia circus in the classroom. Publish to the world.
    Dale Pobega
    Graham Booth
    Best Community Development
    Remote learners in the community
    Various information and communicative technologies (ICT)
    Video screencast, google forms
    Enable people to connect and learn from distant locations.
    Graham Booth
    Kathryn Matthews
    Mt Eliza Village Neighbourhood Centre Inc.
    Extreme beginners, literacy learners
    information and communicative technologies (ICT)
    Range of web2 technologies, including blog, facebook, group email list.
    Gradually overcome fears in the classroom.
    Kathryn Matthews

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Thursday, November 26

  1. page space.menu edited Front page NEW: insights from the project Coming events (eg live sessions)
    Front page
    NEW: insights from the project
    Coming events
    (eg live sessions)
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  2. page strategy edited ... tactic Students terrified of identity theft via web2 gradual Gradual introduction to S…
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    tactic
    Students terrified of identity theft via web2
    gradualGradual introduction to
    Students resist any form of "teaching"
    Introduce literacy and learning "by stealth".
    Students concerned about recording their voice in public
    Make the whole classroom atmosphere into a kind of game.. play acting that you're getting ready for broadcast.
    Students need access to learning materials outside of class time, or physical venue / location
    Build up a range of resources, eg screencasts, that people can access from a distance
    Teacher wants to add some multimedia engagement to the classroom, to accommodate multiple learning styles
    Try a number of strategies,
    from interactive multimedia (eg voicethread),
    to a voiceboard (eg voxopop)
    to flash animation
    to voice files in a wiki

    Students are geographically distributed.. and need a way to keep in touch with the classroom network, eg for workplace experience reporting
    Use a blogging system for students to send in their reports from the workplace
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  3. page theme edited ... Themes from the classroom practice investigations What kinds of things have worked during the…
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    Themes from the classroom practice investigations
    What kinds of things have worked during the research process?
    What have been the difficulties?
    What has been people's experience of joining an online network?

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    Entertain, engage, motivate!
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  4. page technology edited ... Communicate with learners Gmail account to keep completed tasks Present learning materials …
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    Communicate with learners
    Gmail account to keep completed tasks
    Present learning materials
    blog - blogger.com
    wiki - wetpaint.com, wikispaces, acfe.vic.edu.au/
    Student discussion and interaction
    wiki discussion boards
    voicethread interactive multimedia
    Engage learners' interest and enthusiasm
    Flash animation, video

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  5. page insight edited ... {03_-_discuss_-_insights.jpg} (this small image is linked to the full size) Next brainstor…
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    (this small image is linked to the full size)
    Next brainstorm:
    Plus: Benefits to individuals and organisations..?
    Wishes for the future
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  6. page challenge edited ... Challenges {LTR_challenges_(spell_flickr).jpg} Overcoming my pre-conceived ideas. Resistan…
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    Challenges
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    Overcoming my pre-conceived ideas. ResistanceResistance
    Resistance
    and the fear factor.Learningfactor.
    Learning
    to break
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    resistance to technology.VCALtechnology.
    VCAL
    students' resistance
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    the expert.
    Scare mongering in the media, student fear of identity theft.

    Narrowness of the curriculum vs infinity of online possibilities.
    Time
    Time to do it all ..
    Extra preparation, for working online? We need more time to learn the new skills.
    Technology in the ESL frameworks is "outdated and boring", with a focus on internet and email, instead of social networking, making video, joining the "participatory digital culture".
    Scare mongering in the media, student fear of identity theft.
    Newness
    To engage people in online community and conferencing, you need a whole new set of skills - "online facilitation" skills.
    Overcoming my pre-conceived ideas.
    Technology in the ESL frameworks is "outdated and boring", with a focus on internet and email, instead of social networking, making video, joining the "participatory digital culture".

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