Wirelessly Connecting Youth for Future Success

The Wirelessly Connecting Youth for Future Success is a sponsored project under the National VET e‑learning Strategy.  This Partnership for Participation undertaking is exploring the use of mobile devices, in particular iPadstm for the testing of literacy and numeracy capabilities for disadvantaged youth in Victoria’s Latrobe Valley.

Outcomes of the testing will directly feed into the development of innovative teaching strategies/pedagogies that will incorporate the use of mobile technologies for building the literacy and numeracy skills of this youth cohort.  Students and teachers will then have the opportunity to research, test and evaluate various literacy and numeracy apps in different contexts.  The VET qualification area is based units of competence from the Certificate I in Transition Education 22129VIC and the Certificate II in Education and Skills Development 40625SA.

This project is being managed by GippsTAFE’s Innovation Department in close collaboration with GippsTAFE’s Employment Transitional and Training Centre (GETT Centre), Traralgon Secondary College, Latrobe City, Latrobe Community Health and other key players.

The emphasis of this program is on exploring the use of mobile technologies for the testing and subsequent delivery of innovative learner focused mobile learning literacy and numeracy training for disadvantaged Gippsland youth.  In addition this pilot project will provide input into the development of a change management strategy that focuses on better supporting GippsTAFE’s teachers to incorporate mobile technologies with disadvantaged learners.

Key project members:

  • Michael Duncan Team Leader – GETT
  • Natasha Hunt Training Co-ordinator
  • Tanya Joiner Project Officer
  • Malcolm Jolly Team Leader – Innovation Department
  • Darryl Wood GETT Centre teacher

For further information contact the project manager Malcolm Jolly malcolmj@gippstafe.edu.au

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