TrainingVC Request for Tender

TrainingVC - Training Virtual Campus

Software as a Service Provider
TrainingVC Request for Tender

eWorks – a leading provider of e-learning services throughout Australia is seeking responses to this Request for Tender (RFT) TVC13.01 to provide the applications and data hosting, maintenance and technical and consultative support for the TrainingVC.

TrainingVC is underpinned by the open source learning management system Moodle and features an integrated system of software applications, workflow tools and learning resources, delivered over the internet as Software as a Service (SaaS) to subscriber organisations. The current applications include: Equella, Mahara, Wimba Voice Tools, Big Blue Button and WizIQ. As needs change and evolve it is expected that these applications may also change.

eWorks currently provides the TrainingVC and a training and support service to over 200 public and private enterprises nationwide to deliver over 6,000 e-learning programs to more than 120,000 students & employees.

The initial term of the new contract arrangement is for three (3) years.

Responses to the Tender must be lodged by 5pm (EDT) Monday 12th August, 2013.

Visit the tender page to download the complete Request for Tender.

eWorks Website 2.0

We’re very excited to announce the release of our brand new website! We hope you like the new design, and appreciate the new content we’ve put in. A lot of changes are still coming, so stay tuned!

Our main priority when developing this new version was accessibility. Indeed, you are now looking at a website compliant with level AA of the W3C’s Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG 2.0). We, at eWorks, feel very strongly about accessibility and have been promoting it through the Australian e-learning technical standards that we manage on behalf of the National VET E-learning Strategy.

Our second priority was responsive design. In short, the website is built to adapt to any screen size it is viewed on. This means that you get an optimised user experience even when you visit the website from your smartphone or tablet. But don’t take our word for it, give it a try! If you don’t have access to a mobile device right now, just resize your browser window and prepare to be amazed!

Victoria seeks input on ICT strategy

The Victorian Coalition Government is seeking feedback on a proposed ICT strategy developed by the Victorian Information and Communications Advisory Committee (VICTAC).

The draft provides advice on the future management and use of ICT by government and how the Victorian Government can design and use information and technology to deliver better services.

Assistant Treasurer and Minister for Technology Gordon Rich Phillips said that the Victorian Government is in a strong position to make the most of a changing ICT landscape. “We want to use information and technology to benefit Victoria,” Mr Rich-Phillips said. “Online services and new technologies continue to transform the way we shop, bank and live. Government must take advantage of these capabilities to remain in touch with the industry, to connect with our communities and to drive down the cost of government services.”

For further information and to view the draft strategy, visit www.vic.gov.au/ictstrategy. There, you can also leave comments or submit a more substantive proposal. Consultation will close on 17 October 2012.

Learning is in the Air!

Bronwyn Lapham, the senior technical officer here at eWorks, recently spoke with Keeli Cambourne of the Sydney Morning Herald for an article called ‘Learning is in the air‘. This article talks about an exciting cloud-computing project using the NBN in New South Wales.

“A classroom in the cloud sounds like the stuff of fantasy but for students and staff at TAFE New England Institute, the concept is only weeks away from becoming a reality,” introduces Keeli.

The project, called Cloud 9, takes “advantage of the opportunities afforded by access to high-speed broadband”, continues Keeli.

Bronwyn adds that “for rural and regional students and employers, […] Cloud 9 will make huge productivity improvements.” She then gives a more detailed explanation of the actual and potential benefits of the project for Australian education.