eLearning Defined

eLearning is the use of electronic media to deliver flexible vocational education and training (VET) and includes:

  • access to, downloading and use of web-, CD-ROM- or computer-based learning resources in the classroom, workplace or home
  • online access to and participation in course activities (eg online simulations, online group discussions)
  • directed use of the Internet, mobile and voice technologies for learning and research purposes
  • structured learning-based email communication
  • online assessment activities.
    (Source: Australian Flexible Learning Framework 2010: 18)

Flexible Learning Toolboxes

Toolboxes are interactive e-learning and assessment resources featuring scenarios, images and activities. They are designed for use by training providers (RTOs), industry and business and support online delivery of Training Packages for the vocational education and training (VET) sector.
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Toolbox Champions

Toolbox Champions are available to provide you with assistance to successfully install, use and customise Flexible Learning Toolboxes. They also organise and conduct Toolbox professional development activities and run mentoring programs. Find a Toolbox Champion >>

Australian Flexible Learning Framework (AFLF)

The Australian Flexible Learning Framework (AFLF) is the e-learning strategy for the vocational education and training (VET) sector. It provides the VET system with the essential e-learning infrastructure and expertise needed to respond to the challenges of a modern economy and the training needs of Australian businesses and workers. www.flexiblelearning.net.au >> AFLF Key Documents

eLearning Benchmarking Surveys

2011 e-Learning Survey on now here >>
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State eLearning Coordinators

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eLearning Reports

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Enabling workforce development: Insights from industries using e-learning, FLAG, February 2011

Flexible Learning Advisory Group (FLAG)

The Flexible Learning Advisory Group (FLAG) is an advisory group of the National Senior Officials Committee (NSOC) and provides advice on strategic directions in flexible delivery, with particular reference to e-learning. FLAG is also responsible for leading and managing the Australian Flexible Learning Framework, as well as providing advice on vocational education and training (VET) sector perspectives to both the Australian Information and Communication Technology in Education Committee (AICTEC) and to the Education Services Australia (ESA) Board. It comprises a senior nominee of the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations (DEEWR), each state and territory VET CEO and one representative of the national Adult and Community Education (ACE) sector, with education.au as a standing observer.

Australian Information and Communications Technology in Education Committee (AICTEC)

The Australian Information and Communications Technology in Education Committee (AICTEC) is a national, cross-sectoral committee responsible for providing advice to all Australian Ministers of Education and Training on the economic and effective utilisation of information and communications technologies in Australian education and training and on implementation of the Digital Education Revolution. www.aictec.edu.au >>

Education Services Australia (ESA)

Education Services Australia Limited (ESA), is a not-for-profit ministerial company, created by the Ministerial Council for Education, Early Childhood Development and Youth Affairs (MCEECDYA), which commenced service on 1 March 2010.

ESA was established as a dedicated, national service organisation for the education sector to deliver innovative, cost effective services across all aspects of education. It has been formed through a merger of two pre-existing education ministerial companies - Curriculum Corporation and Education.au Limited. www.esa.edu.au >>

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