Tuesday, March 22, 2016

MoodleCloud User Guide for Voc. Ed.

This user guide is available in PDF format and can be reproduced as needed. It is published under Creative Common Licence and is aimed at vocational education teachers to support them in building engaging web-based education courses and sharing training material with students.
Moodle/MoodleCloud is the leading Open Source learning management system. It is a tool to enhance teaching, by posting on the web interactive learning material and online social leaning activities for students to reach their leaning potential.

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Vocational Education and blended learning

In recent years, Quebec has been innovating in alternative vocational training delivery. At the OCE (Observatoire Compétence-Emplois) based at UQAM, a number of new initiatives are being reviewed, like the model of 'blended learning', which puts forward a new form of internship or apprenticehip. The online and in the workplace Diploma of Vocational Education (DVS) is a pioneering model that enables the worker/student and the teacher to transcend the physical premises of the school and the company. This blended learning can enhance learning at the boundary between academia and industry. 

See this free online course for the Vocational Education and Training sector to promote effective practice and pedagogy in blended learning offered by Leeds University in UK.

Monday, March 7, 2016

Ongoing professional development

At Edtech Teacher ongoing, sustained PD in offered to support successful technology integration.  A full year Teaching for the 21st Century program (T21) works with cohorts of educators over the course of a school year, combining face-to-face workshops, live webinars, online course work, and one-to-one coaching to help bring about change. T21 web tools program include digital storytelling courses that will help teachers develop a thorough understanding of how technology can be thoughtfully integrated into the classroom to promote student learning and demonstration of understanding through varied project outcomes.