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April 2015

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Just when you thought you’d heard it all, thought leader digital learning providers have started developing content for dogs, cats and even fish! Initial content development for your four-legged friends has focused on basic training such as ‘sit’, ‘stay’ and ‘roll over’, while for fish the emphasis will be on memory development.

"Seriously?" I hear you ask. No - it’s April Fools' Day. Read on for some real digital learning news, tips and tricks. [Photo by angela n.]

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Money management help for apprentices and trainees

ASIC’s Be MoneySmart

Apprentices, trainees and other VET students keen to improve their money management skills now have access to an online training resource developed by the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC).

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Using Mahara to demonstrate your professional currency

New Standards for RTOs

Are you aware of the new professional development requirements for VET teachers in the Standards for RTOs 2015? This article will bring you up to speed.

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NMC Horizon Report 2015 - Higher Ed Edition

If you read one higher ed report this year...

Emerging technology trends in higher education

Part one of a three-part series, this article succinctly summarises emerging technology trends in higher education that were identified in the NMC Horizon Report - Higher Ed edition for 2015 - saving you from reading the full report!

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Moodle courses on workplace discrimination

Lion Global HR joins VET Commons

Essential training in the form of videos and Moodle courses on a variety of duty of care topics will now be offered to the VET sector through VET Commons.

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Some great advice for RTOs

It’s time to be clear with your learners

The new Standards for RTOs 2015 clearly state that learners should be properly informed and protected. Here is one easy way to make sure this happen.

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Marion Liontis, Lion Global HR

Sexual harassment claim mitigation

Trackability is the key

Digital learning serves to enrich both the learning and development and compliance strategies of an organisation. it also brings hidden risks. Staff training is fine and well, but if it isn’t tracked properly for auditing purposes, potential claim mitigation can become very tricky indeed.

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Cengage’s resources of the month

Professional Chef

Loaded with practical recipes, step-by-step photos, key sequences, conversion tables and assessments, this course is the ultimate guide for aspiring chefs.

View sample (PDF, 5.3 MB) »
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Toolbox of the month

Food processing

The Food Processing Toolbox is a collection of online tools that addresses eight units from Certificates II and III in Food Processing.

Preview or buy the Toolbox »

Moodle tip

Automatically match headings with Moodle theme

Yes it's possible to automatically change heading colours to match the Moodle theme that your students are using. Simply assign built-in heading formats to your headlines in three, easy steps:

  1. Type your heading
  2. Select your heading
  3. Choose a heading style from the drop-down menu.

Figure 1: headings styles (JPEG, 29 kB) »

TED talk of the month

The interspecies internet

Apes, dolphins and elephants are animals with remarkable communication skills. Could the internet be expanded to include sentient species like them?

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App of the month

Be My Eyes

Lend your eyes to the blind with Be My Eyes, an app that connects blind people with volunteer helpers from around the world via live video chat.

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