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OCTOBER 2015

a newsletter by eWorks

Online drugs training program promotes harm reduction

Penington Institute is funded by The State Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) to provide support, including training, for Victoria’s needle and syringe services. Penington’s online drugs training program has been produced in response to a need for simple, evidence-based harm reduction information that can be disseminated widely. eWorks and Penington are finalists for an E-learning Excellence Award in 2015 for this interesting and important project.

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Videos on a budget

Top tips for making videos with a smartphone

We all know that videos are powerful, but what if your filming budget is minimal or non-existent? Does that mean giving up on the whole video idea altogether – or is there another way?

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RTOs train well but assess poorly

Non-compliance and assessment

At the recent ACPET National Conference, Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) Chief Commissioner, Chris Robinson, said that registered training organisation’s (RTOs) in the vocational education and training (VET) sector train well but assess poorly.

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Education technology trends in 2015

Free glossary, software overview and Totara 2.7 summary

The Internet of Things (IoT), drones, point of view glasses, 3D printers and holograms. Learn about the latest emerging trends in digital learning and access some excellent, free handouts.

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Minimum web functionality requirements for the VET sector

2015 VET teacher e-learning toolkit published

The VET Teacher E-learning Toolkit specifies the minimum web and desktop-based functionality requirements needed to support e-learning in vocational education and training (VET) organisations.

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Free online learning content

Enhance your green skills

Covering a range of sustainability topics, these free resources contain hundreds of pages of quiz content, assessments, images, downloadable references and multimedia – all entirely free.

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Cengage's resource of the month

Automotive Airconditioning

This excellent resource is perfect for apprentices and trainees in automotive mechanical programs run at TAFE, RTOs and private colleges in Australia and New Zealand.

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Toolbox of the month

Satellite City

Satellite City will guide learners through the processes involved in reading and interpreting spatial data, conducting a field survey, managing and storing data and developing a presentation of the data, in line with industry practices.

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Moodle tip of the month

MyFeedback report

The Moodle MyFeedback report allows students to see an overview of their grades and feedback for various assessment activities, workshops and quizzes. Once installed, it appears in the My Profile > Activity Reports menu.

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App of the month

Smart Gardener

Spring has sprung, it's time to do something about the garden. Smart Gardener is a personalised vegetable garden planner. Plan, grow and harvest your own food.

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Random link of the month

Watch: Can your phone make ants dance?

This is either cool or scary. Let us know what you think!

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