Via Rose on the innovations blog (gone now), found this video (below) showcasing stories from the 2008 e-learning innovations projects. People talking about different tools, such as wikis, web conferencing, scenario based learning, blended learning, using a virtual classroom for companionship and classroom buddies. These are many people i worked with as part of the Flexible Learning Framework’s Community Engagement projects.
All sorts of good stories, including these:
- Georgina Nou on how they recreated the Alice Springs Telegraph Centre in second life: now students can learn the skills in a safe place, which is good for indigenous people who need practice feeling more comfortable in unfamiliar environments – they can rehearse again and again.
- Dora and Josie from AMES talk about an ESL student who found her voice and flourished through keeping a journal online (wiki).
- People from Volunteer Marine Rescue say their project was a “massive catalyst for change in the organisation, in how they deliver training”.
- Kane Horwill talks about a student who wouldn’t say much in class, but changed to the sort of student who participated more and even volunteered to be a mentor facilitator for their peers the next year.
Which is your favourite story from the video?
PostScript, March 2017: after many years of leading the Australian adult education sector, it looks like flexiblelearning.net.au is now gone.