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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.

Perception

“Is reality” they say and my experience with teen and early twenty year old students supports that. Case A face 20 years of age stares back at me across a workbench, young wrinkle free and bright-eyed but with an expression as many … Continue reading

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Apprentice Advice

Monday the 21st Jan 2013 is the first day of the new semester for apprentice training at tafeSA and I am starting at Noarlunga Campus this year on alternate weeks with Gilles Plains so it should be an interesting year leading … Continue reading

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On-line learning

Time is passing, technology races towards mobile e-learning, Moodle and books with vowels in  front of the names like iBook, eBooks, ePubs, are sprouting like mushrooms.   A thought occurs to me.   As staff and trainers grow older and … Continue reading

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tafeSA Prevoc Class of 2007

The Prevoc class of 2007 Just heard from apprentices that two of this prevoc class of 2007 are still in the industry and working. Hoping they may see this post and look the other apprentices up on our Facebook (Rob Beckett)page where … Continue reading

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Wall & Ceiling Lining Facebook page

As part of the apprentice training at tafeSA Gilles Plains I have set up a Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/beckett5361?ref=tn_tnmn. The first reaction shows real promise, a post of some work completed by a student and almost instantly the engagement began. The … Continue reading

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Cornice Project

Jimmi Savage’s first attempt and it’s pretty damn good… The first attempt at cornice work can be a really confusing time and this exercise allows for the gentle easing into it. Not too much upside down and backward, just some … Continue reading

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Canon 5D Mark II

For years I have looked this Canon 5DMark II and thought it’s not the camera it’s the image or the photographer, but now I realise it is just a tool to help more your limitations away from you. I have … Continue reading

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TED Talk, On-line learning & Delivery

This is a talk on on-line delivery of cources materials. Well worth a look… http://www.ted.com/talks/daphne_koller_what_we_re_learning_from_online_education.html

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THE IPAD

Finally got one to test my resources After a long time working on resources for on-line learning, delivery of training and Assessment, it has finally arrived “The IPad”. I must admit it has only been three years since starting the … Continue reading

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Follow Up

I just had to add this to the Confidence post… In a recent article by an outgoing University head this has been discussed and while fresh in my mind highlighted the importance of the relationship between student and facilitator/lecturer/teacher, something … Continue reading

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