The Australian Flexible Learning Scene - what does the future hold?


Consider the future of learning: what does the future hold for Australian and New Zealand education? What is the current scene and how is it preparing us for the future? Changes are social, mobile, contextual and imminent! Share your thoughts, ideas, visions and conversations with me and fellow colleagues.

Australian Flexible Learning Framework

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* Learnscope - http://learnscope.flexiblelearning.net.au/learnscope/ - Moir Holmes, ACT Learnscope Manager
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* TAFE Futures Inquiry - http://www.tafefutures.org.au/



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Designing eLearning (AFLF)
[Link to AFLF elearning design site]
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CIT Scene

The Institute employs about 300 teaching staff.
There are roughly 5,000 students enrolled across 3 main campuses, 2 FLCs and 2 satellite centres.


Online Campus: some examples...

Some Projects and Teacher Development Activities

FLS and Online Teacher Network: http://samson.cit.act.edu.au/
OTN weblog and wiki:

CIT self-service streaming server: [ link ]
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Graduate Certificate: online journals and portfolios (looking to use ELGG for evidence portfolios and journals)
Year 12 Project: Using Google maps and Photo Story for economics and creative writing (respectively).


New Zealand Flexible Learning Scene - share your stories...



Some reading...


"Personalised learning starts with the learner in a social, cultural and technological environment. The act of learning involves the artful deployment of the environment, including its tools and resources, to solve problems and acquire new knowledge" (Sharples, 2000; p.180).
Sharples, M. (2000) The design of personal mobile technologies for lifelong learning. Computers and Education, 34, 177-193.

Anderson, Rourke, Garrison & Archer. (2001). Teacher presence in computer conferencing context. JALN 5(2)

Garrison, Cleveland-Innes & Fung. (2004). Student role adjustment in online communities of inquiry: Model and instrument validation. JALN 8(2)
Mejias, U. (2005). Reapproaching nearness, First Monday.