Monday, October 31, 2016
As an adjunct to Day ONE and Day TWO notes taken during the conference, here are brief overviews of relevant concurrent presentations I missed out on attending below.
What is the value of Youth Guarantee Fees Free? with Adelaide Reid from The collaborative. Summarised surveys and interviews with Youth Gaurantee 2015 participants. A longitudinal study from 2016 - 2018 to find out outcomes from attending YG programmes at community colleges, YMCA and Unitec. At start, YG's perspective was to obtain employment post programme, qualifications were less important. What worked and didnt work were summarised. Will be interesting to see how this project progresses as the study continues.
Work integrated learning in STEM: employers' perspectives presented by Georgina Atkinson from the NCVER. An Australian perspective - full report.
Exploring student perception of learning in a work-integrated learning environment presented by Chantal Pillay from Le Cordon Bleu. Background on programme and structure of WIL.Findings feed back into curriculum planning.
Pacific Learner success in workplace setting: supporting effective intervention with Caroline Harris from Service IQ, Iani Nemani from Competenz and Joel Rewa-Morgan from Career Force with interim findings / emerging results from an Ako Aotearoa National funding project.
Mike Styles from Primary ITO and Dr. Lesley Petersen From Petersen Consulting present on on-going work to support adults with dyslexia in training and workplace environments. Primary ITO link to case study. With report on Ako Aotearoa hub funded project.
Tuesday, October 25, 2016
As a consolation, caught up with the mlearn newsletter to see how the mlearning community is progressing. The newsletter had several good overviews on mlearning. Summary of a two below:
1) Professor John Traxler (8 minutes) presents on challenges going intothe future of mlearning. Need to move into sustainable mlearning. Discussed the requirement to move into a BYO environment and the importance of providing students with skills to critically evaluate the information they will need to continually access when they leave the gated community of education. Still reluctance amongst educators, maybe in the formal, pre-tertiary sector to free students from the closed school learning management system. Etiquette in how to work with mobile phones within an educational contexts.
2) Marcus Specht, Welten Institute (16 minutes) video
Also recent article in NZ Stuff on availability of hardware for virtual reality etc. for how well NZ is set up for implementation of educational VR.
Thursday, October 20, 2016
Monday, October 10, 2016
Here are some notes taken while watching the programme:
Overall, provides a good overview of 'state of play' and the variety of options available. Would recommend to all parents with children currently in secondary education as parents do play an important role in their childrens' career choices.
Monday, October 03, 2016
The draft is 400 plus pages long and a call for submissions is on the draft due by end of November. The final publication is scheduled for February 2017.
Brief summary / overview of pertinent points, as per my own perspective / circumstances below: