Improve your E-learning Capability

Are you wanting to know more about the exploding Mobile Learning landscape? Do you want to explore this in greater detail and what it means for you, your organisation and your learners?

Are you looking for the capabilities to use the Grade Book and Lessons feature in Moodle, and how you and your organisation can leverage from this?

Then eWorks’ upcoming face-to-face e-learning sessions will provide you with the knowledge, skills and technical capabilities to do just that!

  • Mobile Future: Thursday 27 September

    David Drinkall will lead these 2 sessions focussing on ways to capitalise on the powerful computers our students and trainers are carrying around with them everyday to achieve better outcomes. You will take away practical ideas for delivering content engaging learners and collecting evidence of competence using mobile technology.

  • Advanced Moodle Practices: Thursday 11 October

    eWorks Moodle officiandos, Sarah Phillips and Bernadette Parry, will guide you through the tricky activities ensuring the Grade Books and Lessons features work and how you can make the most of them for your courses and organisation.

Augmented Reality Apps

It’s funny in an organisation how sometimes the right hand does not always know what the left hand is doing. Our Standards team have been conducting the Emerging Technology Trials on behalf of the National VET E-learning Strategy, with one trial focusing on using the Augmented Reality (AR) app Layar.

This cool app allows you to hover a mobile device over an image or object that you taught it to recognise, and show an image, video or link to a website in response to that object. It works in similar ways to QR codes except that you no longer need the QR code. (Note that you might want to have them in some circumstances, as people are becoming used to them and automatically know what to do when they appear).

If you’d like to get more info on the trial, it’s called ‘Augmented Reality for Kitchen Orientation and Safety Procedures‘.

Now it also happens that we are looking at introducing an Augmented Reality application for our conVerge12 e-learning conference. A few of us have been looking at Aurasma, unaware of Layar. If you have any experience with either one of these apps, we’d welcome your opinion on Twitter! It seems that Aurasma recognises hand gestures, which makes our minds boggle even more at the possibilities for using this in training. Anyway we encourage you to have a play around with both and watch the demo video of Aurasma:

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At eWorks we’re aiming to provide the best in e-learning services, so please feel free to look around our website and join in the conversations on Twitter by mentioning @eWorksTweets. We look forward to conversing with you! :-)