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EDC3100 Assignment 1 Online artifact

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Expectation of Life Long Learning
Career Re-invention (perhaps 3 times or more)
Adaptable Employability Skills
Information Communication technology skills
Knowledge dissemination skills Are just a few of these things

Vocational Education and ICT's
Things have changed!
We are currently preparing students for jobs that don't yet exist
It is estimated that by the time today's youth reach 38 they will have had 10 to 14 jobs
Using technologies that haven't been invented yet
To solve problems we don't even know will be problems
Learners needs today, are much different than in the past
Current world and domestic thought

It is clear from a number of initiatives occurring in education around the globe that governments have realised the world economy is now heavily reliant on information technology
National VET E-Learning Strategy
This strategy has been put together to support and encourage VET educators to use new technologies in the delivery and content of courses
The strategy also aims to stimulate innovative approaches to increase participation in training and employment
For more information on the strategy visit
http://e-standards.flexiblelearning.net.au/
By Leigh Campbell
So what does this all mean?
It may seem impossible to prepare students for roles that don't exist yet, and it is commonly accepted that units of competency aren't specific in the detail regarding technology, it is, absolutely implied that it needs to be included, current and relevent to industry.
Things we can do

1. Teach students problem solving skills. Professor Ed Meyers of Baldwin Wallace College advises teaching students problem solving and critical thinking skills. If students are able to respond creatively to problems, then they will adapt to changing career fields
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2. Create more hands on design activities
These projects teach student to take the initiative when solving a problem and seek out a solution



3. Encourage the students to conduct their own research using any kind of sources. By creating a problem with a number of solutions, students are discouraged from asking a teacher for help. Students can demonstrate creativity and employ problem solving skills to find solutions.

4. Tie theories to practice.
By learning the "why" of how things work, students will be equipped to take on jobs that do not exist yet, learning essential skills to invent new tools for the future.

These 4 points are attributed to Ashley Lorelle - Read more: http://www.ehow.com/how_7909655_teach-jobs-dont-exist-yet.html#ixzz2bLbyysg8
Group project using ICT's
From the previous information we can see that there are many benefits for the learner if we incorporate technologies into the scope of the unit content.
For business management units where group project work and research is commonplace, a few tools can be introduced to make this exercise more current and effective.
Generally the students will be aware of many of these tools but may not have figured out how to use them professionally. It is important as in step 3 to allow for creativity and research into which tools will best suit the need of the project
For Example - The Unit -
" Provide Quality Customer Service"
The project requires the students to conduct research by developing surveys and administering them manually on campus in the training restuarant
Past issues with this approach
Some customers are excluded from the process as sometimes surveys have not been printed or run out and or staff forget to hand out surveys or place on tables
Uneven spread of the workload as not all students actively participate
Loss of data when physical surveys are lost
Manual Collation of results can be tedious and inaccurate
Poor Survey design impacts on participation ,ie inconvenient for respondents, too long or no pen
Inconsistent scope as service periods are represented unequally
Using ICT's to create more effective and efficient research practices
Free survey tools are available to use online, and are already widely used by the public
Let's look at survey monkey...Click the link
That took just 10minutes to set up! and it's fun. Imagine your students undertaking this activity in class compared to what they do now.....
The survey can be added to a Facebook page or, emailed directly using booking details gathered from the restaurants data base. This means you can now capture information from customers who have not been for a while, as well as recent patrons, broadening the scope of the research.
Beliefs about using ICT in education
As with any change, it's not always quick or easy, but if the benefits are real then it's worth the effort
http://www.slideshare.net/tonyvincent/education-technology-quotes
These quotes and others are from the link below
Conclusion
I hope you have enjoyed this presentation and have started to think of new ways you can include ICT's into your teaching. For further ideas and excellent support contact your ICT specialist in the Learning hub.
Today's learners and those already working have to consider.....
Acknowledgments
Back ground Image

http://www.flickr.com/photos/itupictures/7795591726/sizes/o/in/photostream/

Background Music

http://www.jamendo.com/en/track/954596/play-of-lights -

Quotes - Tony Vincent
http://www.slideshare.net/tonyvincent/education-technology-quotes



This research method was used successfully, when hospitality business management students wanted to research what people thought of the campus canteen. The food, atmosphere, facilities for preparing and storing meals as well as the suitability of the food on offer.
The survey was conducted via survey monkey and promoted through the student Hive, BNIT Facebook page poster and flyers. A response of over 700 participants was obtained representing 30% of the on campus population.
A report, based on the findings was created by the students and presented to the Colleges Campus Improvement Committee. The findings were very enlightening, such as a lack of Halal and vegetarian options for purchase, no access to vending machines or heating facilities for the evening students, poor staff attitude and hygiene practices.
Atmosphere was also scored very low, with respondents suggesting music and TV's, more comfortable lounging spaces as well as tables and chairs.
As a result of this project, major changes occured within the canteen. A separate room was built with fridges, microwaves and continuous boiling water that is accessible, until close at 9pm.
Staff undertook training, and the menu changed to include options for the many dietary and cultural needs within the college community -
The project produced real results and meaningful learning from using ICT's.
<a href="http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/6DDYVRJ">Click here to take survey</a>
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