Archives of sessions/workshops resources

ACT Moodle Master Class
This one day masterclass on Moodle 2.4 with Julian Ridden was subsidised by ACT E-learning Support Services of the National VET E-learning Strategy.

Download Julian's presentation:

Integrating iPads into your classroom for learning support and special ed
(one day face-to-face workshop by Greg O'Connor)

The iPad has turned even experienced technology users into beginners again! How do you make the BEST app choices when there are over 500,000 to choose from? How do you successfully embed iPads within your learning support programs? How are they best used in special ed classrooms and for students with autism?

Resources: (this link will open up the Dropbox folder called 'ACT Elearning' in a new window. You can either add this folder to your Dropbox if you have an account or you can simply download the contents to your computer).
Also checkout resources from 'Creating amazing eBooks' and 'Mobility in Education' below.

Creating amazing eBooks - three part online series of sessions by David Drinkall, V2 Training
eBooks have disrupted the print industry and have become a popular way for people to access novels, how-to books and other texts on their computers and portable smart devices. Making eBooks for educational purposes has become another way to present information to your learners with the benefits of making text, images and even multi-media easy to consume particularly on a small screen. eBook development tools are now available for you to start building in this exciting new format today.

Part1 session resources (14 March 2013):

Part2 session resources (21 March 2013):

Part3 session resources (28 March 2013):

e-Rated Networking Forum: designing for accessibility and sustainability in online and blended learning
Copyright in Education – looking at multimedia material sourcing and referencing in the educational context by Andrea O’Neill

Academic Selfesteem e-learning project will showcase their innovative use of technology in a pilot program to improve students’ academic selfesteem moving from Diploma into Advanced Diploma which articulates into the third year of Bachelor of Social Work at ACU – Jaci Ganendran and Rhonda Fuzzard

Sustainability - simple tips for making courses more sustainable in development and facilitation, using Moodle based tools - Penny Neuendorf

Making documents accessible – easy ways to make Word, PPT and PFDs accessible – Jyothi Jayaram


Interactive PDF – demonstration – Rebecca Trynes
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What web accessibility and implementing WCAG 2.0 mean for you (face-to-face one day workshop)
Presenters: Kristena Gladman and Felicity Hanrahan, eWorks.

In late 2009 the Online and Communications Council, a subcommittee of COAG, endorsed the implementation of Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG 2.0). These are a set of standards that make web content accessible to a wide range of users. WCAG 2.0 requires all federal, state and territory websites to conform to the guidelines.

Many people assume 'accessibility' only applies to online content, but it's not just about websites. Web accessibility also applies to all web content formats – that is all file formats and information that can be delivered on the web.
This one day workshop was intended to help participants understand what WCAG 2.0 means for them and was delivered as a series of sessions, beginning with an overview of:
  • the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.0 (WCAG 2.0)
  • the legal status of WCAG 2.0
  • the government’s Web Accessibility National Transition Strategy (NTS)
  • the application of the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA)
  • how people with disabilities access the web
After lunch workshops included:
Stream 1: policy, management and project management:
This session was focused on ensuring that policy makers, managers and project managers are in a position to manage risk and maximise the benefits of addressing accessibility through giving the participants a better understanding of the requirements for WCAG 2.0 conformance. The session was designed to help them to determine what level of accessibility understanding they need in order to scope and resource projects, and identify what questions they should ask of the design and development team before publishing.
Stream 2: design and content:
This session was focused on design solutions with the intention of giving participants a better understanding of how the WCAG 2 Success Criteria impact upon the design, creation and editing of content, what they need to provide to the technical implementers and how to avoid common pitfalls and reworking designs.


Download and Customise learning objects

toolboxes.pngFollowing the online session Search and download FREE learning objects, this half day FREE face-to-face workshop focused on downloading, customising, repackaging
and uploading learning objects

Presenter: Helen Lynch, E-learning Strategist, ANU

e-Rated Networking Forum:
Mobility in Education - Presenter: Pauline Farrell, Box Hill Institute
timber.jpg Retention and training of construction trades suffers from multiple issues that can be solved with mobile solutions. In addition the buoyancy of Victoria during the GFC continues to put pressure on the demand for construction workers. How is Box Hill Institute tackling this issue?

Made possible through the National VET E-learning Strategy funding, Pauline Farrell discussed at how Box Hill Institute is developing content and assessment activities for both iPads and Android devices. These devices will also allow the capture of informal learning that can be formalised through the design of better mobile delivery and assessment tools and strategies.

With the successful completion of the Hand Tools for Hand Devices project, Box Hill Institute has embarked on a significant Mobility in Education initiative. Five of their Teaching Centres have now deployed iPad's within targeted courses. Their short term strategy has been to design and develop templates that their team can use for rapid deployment and long term is to develop these templates for the teachers to be able to use themselves.

‘Hand Held Tools for Hand Devices’ project was funded by the National VET E-learning Strategy in 2011 – 2012 funding round and the iBook resource that was developed as an output:

• Project information page:

• Moodle course with guest access:

• Link to download the iBook: (you will find the iBook: Hand Make Timber Joints under the Overview section. Please note it is about 290MB).

Please note the Copyright to the iBook resource vests with the Commonwealth of Australia and is to be licenced under a Creative Commons (CC) attribution licence (i.e. copy, distribute, transmit and adapt material for commercial and non-commercial purposes, subject to attribution).

How does the student mobile phone become connected to the computer while they are engaged in live work?smartboard.jpg - Presenter: Steven McMahon, Canberra Institute of Technology (CIT).

In this presentation Steven McMahon highlighted some of the current technologies available and used at CIT in the areas of Metal Fabrication, Automotive, and Plumbing. The use of an electronic attendance and assessment tool that captures all of the training and assessment for students, which is a key piece of evidence for ASQA auditing processes. This presentation also included the use of an interactive board that is used in a practical workshop environment.

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Webinar - Search and download FREE learning objects
toolboxes.pngDiscover free, publicly funded, quality assured, custom designed VET learning resources. This National VET E-learning Strategy (Strategy) Webinar for a demonstrates how to search, find and deploy (in a Learning Management System) learning objects from the Strategy's Toolbox Learning Object Repository.

Understanding how to use this free repository will save you hours of search time and allow you to present quality VET resources to your students.