Billy Juntovski is the professional and vocational product manager at Cengage Learning – a leading educational content, software and services provider. He has been happily working in the training sector for over 10 years – both in publishing and in training and assessment. Also an avid traveller, Billy has squeezed his passion for the VET sector in between soaking up the sun in New Caledonia and winning big in Las Vegas. You might have seen his smiling face at various digital learning conferences around Australia. Now he tells us why eModules really are all that.
E-Learning – you think you’ve heard it all
E-learning is nothing new. RTOs and TAFEs have lead the charge in delivering digital content to students for a long time now. But as new technologies, new platforms, new devices and new ways of e-learning becoming available, teaching methodologies must continue to adapt. In many institutions, learners now undertake their studies in fully online environments, complete with interactive workbooks. Assessments allow teachers to deem competency in their chosen qualification. Maybe you think you’ve heard it all before…
But have you heard of eModules?
eModules are increasingly popular in online study. Learners can complete as much, or as little as they need in order to fulfil their training requirements. This format is also perfect for corporate learners – upskilling staff to fill gaps in their training schedules.
Recently one of the large TAFE providers in Victoria moved over to digital eModules for their automotive students. Previously they used print based resources to deliver training and assessment. Students come and go in various classes and practical situations and do their theoretical components in their own time – at home, or on the go through tablets and smartphones.
Students love them:
It’s so much easier to focus on one subject at a time. I complete what is needed and can get access to videos and PowerPoints to help me pass.
And teachers get fewer grey hairs:
eModules have been great – student focus per topic is greater and retention of information has doubled. It’s cost-effective to us, as well as the students – they buy what is required when needed, without breaking the bank upfront.
eModules and VET Commons
Teachers can now access popular courses from Cengage Learning as eModules through the VET Commons ready-made plugin. This means teachers can purchase individual competencies as eModules, upload it into their own Moodle and have their students working through the material and assessments – with minimal set-up required.
Each eModule contains all the theoretical components needed for the competency. Support materials often include:
- Videos – reinforcing ideas for learners.
- Testbanks – so instructors can pick and mix from a bank of questions.
- Customisable PowerPoint presentations.
- Chapter summaries.
- Solution manuals.
- Student materials such as activity sheets, glossaries, flashcards and more.
It’s so easy to have content that is accessible and current to the training packages – ready to be integrated into Moodle, at the click of a mouse.
What have you got to lose? Preview content today with VET Commons.