Moodle courses on harassment and discrimination

Lion Global HR is the master distributor of Duty of Care Workplace Training Programs. Widely respected and utilized by businesses all over the world, this essential training will now be offered to the VET sector through VET Commons.

Not just videos

Lion Global HR has teamed up with eWorks to offer both videos and Moodle courses on a variety of duty of care topics including:

  • sexual harassment
  • workplace liability (email and internet)
  • bullying, and
  • workplace discrimination.

What’s in the box?

Let’s take a closer look at a couple of these resources.

Video: Workplace Liability – Internet and Email Liability Prevention

Email and the Internet increase our business productivity and efficiency but technology access and the ability to quickly respond brings hidden dangers that can create significant risk and liability if we are not careful in our approach. In this video your employees will learn about the potential risk and liability associated with electronic communications in the workplace and how these risks can seriously affect them and their organisation. By identifying and understanding these risks, employees will be better equipped to avoid liability and therefore avoid loss and damage.

Topics include:

  • Email risks and misconceptions
  • Email and internet liability issues including:
    • Copyright infringement
    • Sexual harassment
    • Discrimination
    • Bullying
    • Confidentiality breach
    • Privacy
    • Product and professional liability
    • Defamation
    • Computer viruses
    • Contractual liability and illegal activity
  • Scams and fraud
  • Vicarious liability and the legal system.

Moodle course: Office Employee

The Office Employee Moodle course provides office employees with necessary resources for professional learning and development in an office environment. Through videos, forums, surveys, quizzes and supporting documentation this course covers:

  • bullying prevention
  • introduction to sexual harassment
  • discrimination prevention, and
  • internet and email liability prevention.

Videos live and ready to use

The videos are designed to train employees about the potential risks and liabilities associated with sexual harassment, bullying and discrimination in the workplace and cover the following range of topics:

  • Workplace Liability – Internet and Email Liability Prevention
  • Introduction to Sexual Harassment in the Workplace (Office and Industrial versions)
  • Introduction to Sexual Harassment for Supervisors and Managers (Office and Industrial versions)
  • Bullying Prevention – Employee Awareness and Response
  • Bullying Prevention – Roles and Responsibilities for Supervisors and Managers
  • Discrimination Prevention – Employee Awareness and Response
  • Workplace Discrimination – Roles and Responsibilities for Supervisors and Mangers

Moodle courses live and ready to use

The Moodle courses, which provide staff with the necessary resources for professional learning and development in an office environment, are tailored to the following roles:

  • Office employee Moodle course
  • Industrial employee Moodle course
  • Office manager Moodle course
  • Industrial manager Moodle course

But are they any good?

These resources were written by a senior business law specialist and are based on overriding legal principles. They have been designed to keep you and your organisation out of court – not out of pocket.

To access these titles, plus an enormous range of free and paid ready-made content directly from your Moodle, join the VET Commons community today.

Are your Moodle courses taking ages to load?

Jo Norbury

Jo manages a range of e-learning content services including Flexible Learning Toolboxes and the VET Commons online community. Having taught extensively within the TAFE system herself, Jo is all about making life easier for busy, budget-constrained VET professionals. This is a great Moodle tip:

What’s going on with my Moodle course?

Have you noticed that the more content and resources you add to Moodle courses the heavier they become? We have. And this results in slower page response times (time to load when you click) and much longer back-up and restore times, sometimes even timing out? Yep, for us too. Then storing those backups for auditing requirements means larger archiving loads. Urggh.

We also found it hard to use one true source, so that modules only need to be updated in one place but changes translate throughout all courses. If I added a student handbook to multiple courses, for example, when I wanted to update the handbook I needed to know where it was, upload the new version and delete the old one. If I missed one, well I would have multiple sources not just one. (Don’t get me started on how we do that every day with email attachments!)

What we did to fix it…

Moodle is one of the most popular learning platforms worldwide designed to manage digital learning.

It became very clear that we needed to manage our content better. Fortunately, Moodle 2.0 also recognised this need, so along came Alfresco. Alfresco manages the content (what it was created for) and Moodle manages the learner (what it was created for). With this combination you have a pretty neat system. Moodle’s repository API plugin seamlessly helps the two softwares, Alfresco and Moodle, speak to each other.

Alfresco is the leading open source content management platform designed to manage content.

So last year we introduced Alfresco content management into our TrainingVC – an integrated system of tools to support organisations to deliver flexible learning solutions to their clients or staff. The core of TrainingVC is Moodle, integrated with virtual classrooms, ePortfolios, reporting and of course learning content management.

What this means for teachers

The Alfresco/Moodle integration was created so that Moodle editing teachers can easily discover then add content into and out of their organisation’s Alfresco folder in the file picker, without leaving the Moodle user interface. Each organisation has its own intuitive, easy to navigate folder taxonomy, including a consistent set of metadata with as much automatic capturing as possible. All of this supports greater user uptake of content management.

Why we’re singing Alfresco’s praises

Alfresco has been so popular that clients have requested standalone Alfrescos to manage all of their organisation’s content.

With all the content now in Alfresco, we have removed the heavy load from our Moodle courses and we have one true source for our content. This means:

  • version control tracking for audits
  • simple review workflows
  • record and automate moderation and validation of assessments
  • a comfortable folder structure that can also control access by permissions.

It has been so incredibly popular with our clients that many have requested standalone Alfrescos for other areas of their businesses. An Alfresco standalone means even more integration features for your organisation, such as desktop integration, collaborative team sites and content discovery and retrieval. I think it’s pretty clear that we’re thrilled.

Not sure whether Alfresco is the answer for you? Need some questions answered? #askjnorbs on Twitter or send an email.

Learning culture, 70:20:10 and digital transformations

Darcy Nicolson talking with an attendee at the Learning@Work conference

This year was the first year that eWorks both attended and sponsored the Learning@Work conference in Sydney in October 2014. We take conference sponsorship pretty seriously here at eWorks, as we feel that it is important to support events that promote the latest strategies, developments and technologies underpinning training. But eWorks consists of a bunch of e-learning experts – so why bother with a learning and development conference?

What is Learning@Work?

Learning@Work is Australia’s largest independently organised L&D conference and Australia’s only L&D trade show focused exclusively on technology for L&D Managers. The event brings together learning and development (L&D) directors and practitioners, human resource (HR) directors and practitioners, training providers and recruitment companies.

The agenda this year followed a number of important themes, including how social media and mobile learning will accelerate workplace learning and development. It also offered L&D and HR professionals an ideal platform to discuss the growing role of technology to transform the workplace.

Main topics covered were:

  • Building a learning culture
  • 70:20:10 and beyond
  • Collaboration and learning with social media
  • m-learning
  • Getting into the mind of the working learner.

What did eWorks’ staff say about the event?

“It was great talking with the Learning@work crowd, hearing their excitement about new technologies and processes that will underlie future training projects,” says Darcy Nicolson, e-learning consultant at eWorks.

MOOCs were again a hot topic, as was gamification, and the discussions we had at the eWorks stand centred around how to apply these theories to learning program design,” says Darcy.

Why did eWorks sponsor an L&D conference?

Back now to that question of why we sponsored the event. Well first of all, we’re all about making learning easier, more convenient and more efficient through technology – both for the learner and the organisation delivering the training.

Secondly, we’re not just technology experts who sit around talking about the latest developments in digital learning systems. We have really cool solutions to help you get started. We even develop your online content. Here is a bit of a spiel but in fact we offer a flexible solution (TVC Enterprise) specifically designed for learning and development management, like:

  • Individual learning plans to reflect employee roles, training needs and objectives
  • Compliance and assessment management plus business analytics and reporting
  • Facilities to track on-the-job training, guide development and assess progress towards career and company goals.

See you at Learning@Work next year. In the meantime, if you have any questions about digital learning management, do get in touch.

Practical videos for online training delivery

Training Snippets is an online library of mini-videos that can be used to demonstrate workplace health and safety procedures, business development and soft skills. Using mini-videos for your safety training means clear, focused messages to your users, rather than long, drawn-out videos where the key points can get lost.

This first VET Commons release of content from Training Snippets offers the following demonstration videos of manual handling techniques, basic first aid and forklift operation:

Training Snippets

  1. Carrying Box Through Doorway
  2. Housekeeping: Clean Office Equipment
  3. Desk Posture
  4. Keep Pathways Clear
  5. Forklift: Pre-Operational Checks (Gas) – Combined
  6. Forklift: Pre-Operational Checks (Electric) – Combined
  7. Forklift: Picking Up A Pallet From The Floor
  8. Forklift: Picking A Pallet From Above Head Height
  9. Forklift: Loading A Pallet Onto A Truck Tray
  10. Forklift: Picking A Pallet From A Truck Tray
  11. Safely Retrieving Boxes From Courier Van
  12. Retrieving Parcel From Courier Van Side Door
  13. Carrying Parcels From Courier Van
  14. First Aid: Conscious Casualty
  15. First Aid: Introducing DRSABCD
  16. First Aid: Minor Scalds
  17. First Aid: Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  18. First Aid: Snake Bite
  19. Truck Safety: Pre-Operational Checks.

To access these Training Snippets videos, plus an enormous range of free and paid ready-made content directly from your Moodle, join the VET Commons community today.