Recently I finished a Mentoring Project with Michael Coghlin, (well if you ever finish mentoring) and 4 BCF lecturers to get them started using on-line content. The experience has taught me a lesson in time. That lesson was hard learnt as I have heard say

“patience is a virtue, seldom in women and Never in men”.

I have realised that the progress towards electronic or on-line content and delivery is, in my BCF unit very reluctant and slow going.

Still, using the CBA “A4L” principles and Pictures of Competence during the mentoring project a trend began to emerge. Setting up of a YouTube Channel dedicated to their trade areas and having mentorees create and or gather their own videos was the most motivating action to stimulate interest and engagement.

There is now some movement towards on-line content & delivery via pictures of competency using these video examples. Once discovering how effective it is, they are embedding them into daily practice. This was a result I had dared to hope for, but felt was, on past experience a dream rather than a reality.

So there is a Win, Win, Win, Win, Win, Win for CBA, tafeSA, the students, the BCF, the mentorees and me too.

About wallandceiling

I currently design, create and administer over 180 Moodle online courses as part of a project in tafeSA with the BJIT Business Services Team. This project has highlighted a need for training in Moodle and how to implement and maintain courses online. I have been a lecturer in Wall & Ceiling Lining (Drywall for Americans) in Adelaide South Australia involved in the CPSISC validation of the CPC08 National Training packages and the CBA Program to build capacity in assessment through the use of Action Learning and Assessment for Learning principles.
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