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Professional development leader and presenter - Yum Studio eLearning

The VET Development Centre was established in 2005 to reinvigorate the Victorian TAFE system through provision of best practice professional development opportunities. It soon expanded to include provision of services to the entire VET sector and to undertake projects with both statewide and national focus.

Yum's eLearning Director Michael Gwyther was invited to present a series of webinars and face-to-face workshops to The VET Development Centre members and clients. Michael's workshops are a mix of lecture, demonstration, and stories from experience, try and play with activities where participants have the opportunity to apply Michael's ideas to their own training practice.


The workshops presented by Michael included:

Face-to-Face Workshops

"Supporting Blended Learning Strategy Workshop"

Blended learning is made up of face to face, self paced content and facilitated online sessions. What are the alternatives to the whole Learner Management System/Webinar nexus for eLearning? In this workshop we explored a few!

We’ll also investigated some interesting web 2 and commercial tools for creating rapid character based content; along with tools for communicating with and facilitating activities with your learners.

"Building e-Assessments"

Facilitating Webinar and Discussion based assessments, group work projects, principles and tools for mobile evidence capture and submission, student productivity and digital information organisation, tools and approaches for student placement reporting and principles for developing self paced assessment tasks.

"Designing teaching and learning activities for blended delivery"

Content and activities included: The 3 components of Blended Learning, Understanding the Webinar space and tools, Building a checklist of good Webinar practice, Create a webinar based learning activity for your peers and peer review it, Social Networks & Asynchronous Discussion Tools, Facilitation online tips and tricks, Capturing assessment evidence using Mobile Tools, A narrative driven model for writing problem based self paced content, How to draft a branching scenario, Building and publishing your scenario using Udutu (free eLearnng tool) and, Where to from here? Creating your blended learning strategy

Website : tdc.vic.edu.au