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Focus Week


Our ever-popular Focus Weeks are a dedicated week of learning opportunities (one webinar per day) specifically designed to increase the knowledge and skills of VET practitioners in targeted topics.

Our sixth Focus Week is committed to providing our 90-minute sessions on DIY eLearning Essentials.

The worldwide pandemic in 2020 meant a rapid shift to online learning for training providers. For many, this was with little or no training in effective online learning design and delivery. Significant effort was put into creating resources including videos and handouts, that became the lifeline for students at a distance.

In 2021, it is time to move past crisis mode and further build on the enormous efforts of training organization staff. To make the most of the situation, it is time to review and evaluate the resources that were developed in 2020.

An effective online learning program requires a different approach to designing face-to-face classes, with different strategies needed to engage learners and motivate them to log in to your classes! For this reason, it is important to understand the fundamentals of online learning, which is exactly what this Focus Week aims to provide you with!
Our DIY eLearning Essentials Focus Week has been informed by feedback from our members. 2020 survey results show that, when asked what types of topics our members would like to see in 2021, responses could be grouped into the following categories:

  • Designing engaging online content
  • Using activities in an LMS Platform
  • Interactive tools/resources to use with students to keep them engaged whilst teaching/delivering content online
  • Virtual Classroom activities and facilitation skills
Showcasing five content-rich, 90-minute webinars over five days, each webinar is focused on a different aspect of eLearning, with each of the 5 topics aimed at complementing and increasing existing knowledge.

These webinars have been defined into two distinct focuses and are identified by the following colouring:

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Learn from one of our most highly regarded experts as they share their knowledge and valued content via webinar. Attend one or all! The choice is yours.

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About our Presenter:

Kerri Buttery
Director, VETNexus

Kerri Buttery has a long history of working in the Vocational Education and Training (VET) sector and in the development of digital learning resources. As a qualified business and information technology teacher, she began developing digital learning resources for students to access in the late 1990s in the form of learning websites. This moved across to using “The Learning Place” and completing her first formal training in online learning in 2002, allowing her to cater for composite classes by creating self-paced resources for students to maximise their learning in a classroom setting with competing priorities. Fast forward to 2017-2018 and Kerri completed formal university studies at UNE, undertaking a Graduate Certificate of eLearning.

Kerri has a passion for ‘educating educators’ in how to engage learners, particularly in an online setting. She regularly runs professional development sessions on various digital learning tools and coaches teams of staff within RTOs in working towards their own in-house development of affordable digital learning resources.


Date

Webinar & Presenter

Overview

Monday, 24 May 2021
11.00 am - 12:30pm (AEST)
Members: $75.00 (incl. GST)
Non-Members: $105.00 (incl. GST)
Planning for Engaging eLearning Experiences

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Explore concepts that will help you plan learner experiences in an online LMS that will keep them interacting! This webinar delves into examples of LMS activities that can be used with learners online in an engaging way. Find it hard sometimes to get your learners back online? This webinar will also address the common difficulty associated with how to make sure your learners log in on a regular basis.
Tuesday, 25 May 2021
11.00 am - 12:30pm (AEST)
Members: $75.00 (incl. GST)
Non-Members: $105.00 (incl. GST)
Planning for Engaging Webinars

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Students thrive on social interactions, so this session provides you with the background on how to create these interactions in a live online environment! This webinar is dedicated to synchronous virtual classroom settings (not just Zoom) to help create interactions with your students. Learn how to plan a session that makes use of the tools available
Wednesday, 26 May 2021
11.00 am - 12:30pm (AEST)
Members: $75.00 (incl. GST)
Non-Members: $105.00 (incl. GST)
Easily Creating and Editing Images

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Online learning must be visually appealing for students to engage. It just takes a little know-how with what tools to use for what job. This webinar will get you focussing on getting creative when it comes to imagery and will examine the tools you can use to help!
Thursday, 27 May 2021
11.00 am - 12:30pm (AEST)
Members: $75.00 (incl. GST)
Non-Members: $105.00 (incl. GST)
Virtual Facilitation Skills

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What do you need to know and do to ensure everything you have planned equals reality? This webinar concentrates on the actual delivery of a live virtual training session. Find out how to make the most of the careful planning you’ve undertaken and keep students involved and engaged.
Friday, 28 May 2021
11.00 am - 12:30pm (AEST)
Members: $75.00 (incl. GST)
Non-Members: $105.00 (incl. GST)
Easily Creating and Editing Video

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One of the most powerful online learning methods of delivery we have today is video but you don’t need to be a video expert to create some amazing animated videos, or text over imagery. This webinar examines some video editing tools available and the 'how-to' of creating simple videos that can make a big impact.


All webinar times are shown in AEST (Australian Eastern Standard Time)

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