2014 has been a busy year for eWorks and it’s not surprising when you consider just some of what we’ve been up to…
We won! Deafness forum captioning award
eWorks and the E-standards Accessible HTML5 Video Player won the Deafness Forum of Australia’s online captioning and digital innovation award. Development and provision of the video player means that web-based video can be made accessible to hearing impaired, low-vision and compromised-mobility audiences at no extra cost.
VET Commons ready-made content channel launched
VET Commons is an easy way to locate existing learning resources that are relevant to vocational education and training. VET Commons currently contains over 15,000 resources and is continuously expanding to include new material from a variety of public and commercial publishers. There is also a large collection of useful free assets for building your own learning resource, such as images, videos, quizzes, case studies and more.
Five Technology innovation research projects published
Five Technology Innovations research projects were managed through the New Generation Technologies business activity, staffed by members of the eWorks team, to promote:
- effective teaching in the 21st century
- improvements in student completion rates
- assessment of outcomes and student employability.
TVC Enterprise LMS for learning and development launched
TrainingVC Enterprise is an online solution specifically designed for learning and development management. This comprehensive LMS supports instructor-led training, self-paced e-learning, virtual classroom sessions and performance management among many other facilities.
Accredited Consultant Program launched
eWorks Accredited Consultants are training, learning and development specialists that eWorks has selected to champion its learning solutions. The program launched this year with Accredited Consultant Kylie McKeon – a lover of the outdoors, the 70:20:10 framework, and everything e-learning.
National VET E-standards published
An updated set of technical standards for creating accessible and reusable e-learning content has been published for the vocational education and training (VET) sector. The annual e-standards review was undertaken by the E-standards for Training, staffed by members of the eWorks team.
eWorks nominated for prestigious e-learning excellence award
This year eWorks was nominated for an e-learning excellence award for some fantastic work the team did with the Australian Childhood Foundation. The project involved creating an online training system to support personnel working with children and young people who have experienced abuse and trauma. We didn’t quite win, but send our heartfelt congratulations to The Australian Children’s Television Foundation for winning the award in the community category for a brilliant little micro-documentary app.
My eWorks administrator portal released
My eWorks provides TrainingVC administrators with a single point of access to eWorks’ sites and services. Features of the portal, which will in time will be rolled out to all of eWorks’ clients, include:
- Direct access to your TrainingVC sites
- Access to Google Analytics
- Status overview (active users, data usage)
- Direct access to the Zone and the support desk.
ACPET, NVET and Learning@Work conferences sponsored
In August, September and October of this year eWorks proudly sponsored the ACPET, NVET and Learning@Work conferences respectively. The general feeling of the eWorks team members that attended these events was how lovely it was to hear positive feedback from people using our products and services. That’s what makes our jobs rewarding.
As the year draws to a close we would like to thank you for your continued support and business. The eWorks team wishes you and your loved ones a happy holiday season and all the best for the year ahead. We look forward to working with you in 2015.