Chris Ainsworth - Flexible Learning Leaders

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					                              The Start of a
                      Never Ending Journey


                    adaptation of
                 distributed learning



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                                                          The Goal
                                                To research and
                                             analyse strategies that
                                             will enable emergency
                                             services training to be
                                              distributed equitably
                                             across the the State of
                                                 South Australia
                                                   and beyond.


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 VET
  sector
South Australia                                                         .




• A qualified person in the area of e-learning
  within the emergency services arena
• Enhanced interstate and overseas networks
• Links to state and national RTO’s and VET
  organisations - collaborating in the
  development of Emergency Services
  Training - for both paid and volunteer
  members
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• A new opportunity for the delivery of
  training on an equitable basis across the
  State
• New and enhanced formal links with
  national and international Emergency
  Service Organisations
• Formal links with state RTO’s for the
  delivery of non-core training
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                                                                .




• Links to a wider client base through a
  partnership with SA SES
• Access to emerging technologies in
  distributed learning that would normally be
  cost prohibitive
• Qualified and experienced personnel in
  distributed learning
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 Lessons from the
 UT-S Experience
                                                                .




• Support from top down and commitment from
  bottom up
• A Business Plan for each program
• Appropriate funding
• Adequate resources - human & physical
• Must be a part of the organisation’s long term
  strategies
    If any program is going to be effective
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Lessons from
Overseas
                                                                 .




•   The need for a Project Manager
•   A Project Team - approx 8 specialists
•   Continual research & networking
•   IT support
•   Collaboration between stakeholders
•   A strong team’s “will to succeed”
      Will lead towards a program’s success
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.   Summary


• Training investment does not vary, just the
  area of allocation
• Invest in talented people - they hold the key
• Communicate inclusively
• Blended delivery
• engage - engage - engage (Dr Liz Burge Net*2001 keynote speaker)
     Without the learner - you have no training
                                                                  C J A Nov 2001


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Recommendations


    • Increased or redistributed training funding
    • Implement a Distributed Learning and
      Student Management System
         my choice - “The Learning Manager”
    • Increased National and International
      networking and research
    • International agency exchanges/visits
If you are to ensure your place in this exciting journey.
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