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Session Title: Extraordinary Learning For A Digital Age (ELFADA) Your Name: Jo Hart Work Title: Advanced Skills Lecturer (Literacy/Numercy) School or Organization Name: CY O’Connor Instuitute Co-Presenter Name(s): Phil Hart Area of the World from Which You Will Present: Western Australia Language in Which You Will Present: English Target Audience(s): Those interested in delivering and evidencing literacy or any topic to remote learners using virtual classroom and Web2.0 for student engagement.…See More
Originally from the UK now living in the place of my dreams - 25 acres partly bush in rural Western Australia. I have a background in science, equine studies (including teaching horse riding) and in the transferrable/employability skills. Currently on secondment to our Department of Training and Workforce Development where I have been developing online courses and am now temporarily replacing one of the Adult Literacy Consultants for 3 months. I am normally a lecturer in Literacy and Numeracy in the public Vocational Education and Training sector (TAFE). Most recently from 2009 to 2012 I was delivering three Certificate levels (I, II and III) of the Certificates in General Education for Adults (CGEA) entirely online to regional students that couldn't attend on-campus for whatever reason. I used an e-blend including virtual classroom (Elluminate/BlackboardCollaborate), Learning Management System and a variety of Web2.0 tool, ie any e-tactic that was appropriate. My students are always very varied: culturally & linguistically diverse mature age adults; people with intellectual disabilities; "Youth at (educational) Risk". When I do teach a face to face class I have five literacy levels, this combined with the human diversity of my learners makes e-solutions almost essential for me in class as well as online. I love to learn myself and have a passion for opening these same doors for learners. I enjoy exploring “e-stuff” immensely and see this as an essential addition to my “toolbox” for engaging and motivating learners. I am one of the facilitators for the West Australian Adult Literacy and Numeracy Network that operates mainly through GoogleGroups/Docs with an online newsletter through a blog. I am also currently a Foundation Skills "Champion" for my state helping to raise the profile of literacy/numeracy support availability. This year I am also a finalist in the Australian National Training Awards as a Literacy and Numeracy Lecture. I have also been involved in delivering Professional Development for colleagues and in developing, gaining funding for, and facilitating/managing e-learning projects. I can usually be found in the Edublogs BlackboardCollaborate room on Thursdays at GMT 23:00 facilitating sessions on many e-topics of interest to educators.
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