June 2015

a newsletter by eWorks

So you have decided to develop your own online course materials - good for you! But before you get started, it is important to know what you need in order to achieve this successfully. This article, written by a Senior Educator VET Assessment Specialist, will help you avoid some common issues and pitfalls, and structure the perfect team to get the job done properly.

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Integrate your business systems with your LMS

It doesn’t have to be difficult

Businesses don't want important data sitting separately in several databases. It’s messy, a bit of a headache and wastes time and money. In the case of RTOs we are generally talking about integrating an SMS and an LMS. The good news? It doesn’t have to be difficult.

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Free audio troubleshooting checklist

Goodbye web conferencing audio issues

As promised in the recently published Web conferencing audio issues? Get sorted! blog post, here Bronwyn shares the perfect way to avoid web conferencing panic attacks – an easy audio troubleshooting checklist.

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E-learning meets ‘The Block’

Building solid foundations for your e-learning projects

What are the best foundations on which to build online courses? Lisa Wait, eWorks' newest Accredited Consultant, offers some great advice based upon her wealth of experience with both digital education and house renovations.

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Apple IIEs, big brother, Saas and the cloud

An interesting view on the digital journey

Where did your digital journey begin? Rodney Spark, chair of the E-Standards for Training Expert Group, shares his views on the digital journey, from his first encounter with computing to the emergence of software as a service (SaaS).

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E-portfolios in hospital

Helping kids to celebrate and share their learning

Earlier in the year we heard about The Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne Education Institute’s plan to implement the use of e-portfolios in Personalising learning with e-portfolios . Now we have a lovely update on their progress.

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Cengage’s resources of the month

Professional Beauty Therapy

Comprehensive, easy-to-use and up-to-date with the latest industry trends, Professional Beauty Therapy covers the core competencies in the new SIB10 Beauty Training Package, including health and safety, beauty sciences, treatments and professional practice.

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Toolbox of the month

Interactive Ochre (2015 update)

Interactive Ochre is an entertaining and engaging contemporary resource, providing an Aboriginal perspective on cultural awareness training that can be adapted for use across all educational and industry sectors. This Toolbox has recently been updated to support its use on iPad.

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Moodle tip

Free monthly Moodle podcast

Are you aware that the FreeMoodle.org project publishes a free monthly Moodle podcast?

TED talk of the month

Don’t like clickbait? Don’t click

Rather than engage with news that incites us, Sally Kohn suggests that we click wisely, supporting sites that we truly trust.

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App of the month


CookBrite recommends meals based on ingredients in your kitchen - perfect for busy, hungry people.

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