ELFADA is the short name for our project funded under the Partnerships for Participation initiative of the National Vocational E-Learning Strategy (NVELS). The name is an acronym – that means it is made up of initial (first) letters from words in the the full title which is “Extraordinary Learning For A Digital Age”
The learning activities in this short course will give you (the students) the opportunity to complete three units from the Certificates in General Education for Adults in studying and engaging with/creating texts at Cert I/II/III (depending on the Certificate level of the enrolment).
How will we do this?
The course will be short and intensive to get you into the habit of studying so it is easier for you to complete the rest of your CGEA online.
It will be delivered online using virtual classroom (BlackboardCollaborate) as the main place for learning with students and lecturer together in the virtual classroom. We will be doing mostly something called “action learning. You (the students) will use a range of Web2.0 technologies (online tools and sites and this course blog) and will make your own simple media rich (with images, links and other media) e-portfolios using blogs. For extra help with the “nuts and bolts” of reading and writing students will be able to log in to the full CGEA course website to use the learning resources on the Institute Learning Management System.
The course is set up so that all the work you do and post to your blog is part of your evidence for your units – your e-portfolio. This means that you will be “showcasing” your skills in reading and writing, and your understanding of important online issues like digital safety, respect and copyright on your blog. Your blog is a great opportunity to show others the great things that you can do! A lot of people nowadays use their blogs as a sort of online resume and a place to put things that they might like to show a future employer.
We hope you will enjoy th ELFADA course and that you will find your blog useful not just during ELFADA and the rest of your CGEA online course but on into your future as a learner.