Learning for Employment

This project will design, deliver and evaluate an innovative program for 10–15 young learners with disabilities in South Gippsland, Victoria. Participants will develop skills with mobile technologies (iPhones and iPads) and e-portfolios (Mahara) for living and working, gaining credit towards three units in Certificate 1 Transition Education.

The blended delivery model combines computer training in managing the tools (iTunes), using GippsTAFE’s wifi network, community-based activities using the mobile tools, supported by a community site (Moodle). The aim is to develop learners’ capability to use the tools independently in the community to engage with available services and resources, including public wifi.

Learners will be drawn from programs of supporting disability agencies, including Yooralla. Agencies will be actively involved through staff training, a community forum, and showcasing of the projects. The online community of the practice site will extend beyond the course with learners continuing to build their online individual learning plan.

This project is now complete.

Click here to read the final report and case study for this project.


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