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Six exemplar stories/case studies were commissioned that demonstrate how social software can be used for VET delivery. These stories were drawn from the different VET sectors and a variety of VET disciplines, target groups and locations across Australia. They demonstrate a range of social software being used in VET Delivery.
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Adult Migrant English
Rosa Ochoa shares her story about how her students from non-English speaking backgrounds are engaging with social software, particularly blogs and podcasts, to learn English.
Media and Communications
Joanna Kay from TAFE NSW
Illawarra Institute, tells how her role has supported teachers implementing social software with students studying communications as well as how blogs have been used for Metal Fabrication teachers to share their research findings. Joanne also talks about Second Life and how it can be applied to teaching and learning.
Design and Multi-Media
Robin Petterd from TAFE Tasmania shares how he is using social software with his Information Technology students. Robin is using blogs and wikis and one of the few teachers currently using tagging with his students.
Engaging Indigenous Students
Georgina Nou, Flex e-learning Coordinator working on a Community project across ACE and a private RTO, talks about how social software is engaging indigenous learners in remote areas of Australia. The DeadlyZone website has been built within Moodle and has access to a variety of social software with blogs, wikis and virtual conferencing being most used at this stage.
Trades - Horticulture
Gary Lienert from Newman TAFE in the Pilbara, shares how he is using social software with students, including the indigenous, learning about
in a remote area of Western Australia. Gary uses blogs and moblogging with his students.
Allison Miller and Jacinta Ryan from TAFE SA tell how they are just beginning to use social software with their Business Administration students, having had LearnScope funding to initiate the trial. They are incorporating blogs, wikis, digial stories, virtual conferencing, and survey monkey.
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