Communities, their educators and students from across the Northern Territory will get a taste of innovative e-learning training and education solutions at a roadshow next week.
Charles Darwin University has teamed up with the Northern Territory Department of Education and Training, the Service Industries Training Advisory Council (SITAC) and local training organisation Industries Services Training (IST) to present examples of the latest technology-assisted learning programs.
The E-nabling NT – taking the show on the road 08 event is hosted under the Australian Flexible Learning Framework and aims to showcase a range of choices of usable e-learning tools with an emphasis on vocational training.
The message will be delivered by two mobile training centres supplied by IST and CDU. Both mobile training centres will travel from Alice Springs to Darwin next week covering 14 locations along the way.
Local businesses, trainers and educators will be able to sample a range of innovative solutions including the latest engaging, interactive and culturally appealing electronic teaching and training resources.
These include voice recording programs to tackle literacy and numeracy amongst Indigenous peoples, using new media to improve retention for NT Parks and Wildlife and a similar program for the financial services sector.
CDU Director of RemoteLink, Mr Paul Fitzsimons said CDU strongly supported the roadshow.
“We believe engaging and interactive learning is critical to help regional educators and students enhance their vocational training experience,” he said. “Mobile training centres such as these can help deliver this training to the very corners of the Territory.”
E-nabling NT – taking the show on the road 08 spokesperson and NT representative on the Australian Flexible Learning Framework, Ross Lindsay said the e-learning examples aimed to add value to the busy work schedules of teachers and trainers across the VET sector.
“E-learning tools that take the interest of students and merge well with the national training system are a step in the right direction to meet the challenges of distance and the difficulty of accessing accredited training,” he said.
The roadshow begins Sunday afternoon October 19 at the Crowne Plaza Alice Springs and will visit Ali Curung, Ti Tree, Tennant Creek, Elliot, Daly Waters, Larrimah, Mataranka, Katherine, Pine Creek, Batchelor, and Jabiru.
E-nabling NT - taking the show on the road 08 is an initiative of the NT Department of Education and Training and is supported by the national training system's e-learning strategy, the Australian Flexible Learning Framework.