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Sneak Peek At The Future: 2015 Horizon Report – K12 Edition

Kim Huynh Education, K12 Education 0 Comments

Although the full 2015 K-12 Horizon Report is anticipated to be finished by June this year, an early preview of this report was already showcased at the CoSN’s annual conference this week, offering educators a sneak peek into the future. This interim report identifies the 16 technologies that are shaping and transforming K-12 education and a vision of the students …

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Recap: 2015 VET Industry Drinks (Melbourne) March 16

Kim Huynh Education, Press Release, Vocational Education 0 Comments

On Monday this week, Circulus Education had the privilege to host the Melbourne session of the 2015 VET Industry Drinks with our amazing partners – RTO Logic and Cengage Learning Australia. The atmosphere was electric and the air was thick with excitement. Conscious of wanting to ensure a quality time for all attendees, we had put a limit on registration …

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Top 6 Questions To Ask Before Offering Online Training Courses

Kim Huynh Education, Vocational Education 0 Comments

What Do The Experts Ask? Technology and Online Learning Over the past twenty or so years, the demands for upskilling and increased qualifications have ensured the growth of vocational education and training organisations, and empowered by technology advances, the trend for online training was born. According to ASQA, there are presently 5000 Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) operating throughout Australia, many …

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Don’t Smile Until The Easter Bunny Comes!

Kim Huynh Education, K12 Education 0 Comments

“Remember, when you see somebody at the top of the mountain, it’s unlikely that they fell there.” — Unknown In this article, I’ll discuss relationships in schools. Luckily, this is nice safe ground for Teachers to explore. After all, we value relationships in schools quite highly. Sure, there’s some variance in just how valuable we perceive them to be, but …

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RTOs of the Near Future – Part 1

Kim Huynh Education, Vocational Education 0 Comments

I’ve been working in the Vocational Education and Training (VET) sector for more than 14 years in a Director role, and more recently, for the last 10 years as the CEO at Education Institute – an RTO specialising in employee training and organisational development. While I am definitely still in love with our VET industry, I also fear that many …

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Searching For The Perfect Spaghetti Sauce

Kim Huynh Education, Flipped Learning, K12 Education 0 Comments

In this article we look at discussing flipped learning as a perfect recipe, taking food for thought from the story told by Malcolm Gladwell in his famous TED talk on “Choice, Happiness and Spaghetti Sauce.” Teachers and students can be said to fall into three broad categories: those who like their “spaghetti sauce” (aka flipped classroom experiences) plain, those who …

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Can Technology Make The Process Of Education Faster?

Kim Huynh Education, K12 Education, Vocational Education 0 Comments

I vividly remember picking up our first microwave oven with my dad. I must have been 5 years old. Instantly, cooking food became quicker and easier. I was born in a time when technology was just starting to influence the way we lived our lives. I remember the first drive-through McDonald’s. In an instant, you could have your meal delivered …

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10 Things to Consider When Choosing An LMS [Infographic]

Kim Huynh Education, Vocational Education 0 Comments

DOWNLOAD THE 10-QUESTIONS GUIDE TO CHOOSE YOUR LMS – CLICK HERE As the fusion of education and technology proliferates, VET organisations these days have access to a growing range of eLearning systems. With such a wide array to choose from, how do you know which one is right for you? If you are not from the educational technology field, doing …

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Event: 2015 VET Industry Drinks (Melbourne Session)

Kim Huynh Education, Vocational Education 0 Comments

Are you prepared to make 2015 the year that really counts? In the midst of current changes, doubts, and challenges in the vocational education and training (VET) space, organisations with a strong focus on quality student outcomes will be the ones most likely to succeed. Join us for a night of good conversations over drinks and delicious canapes, catch up …

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Are “Non Value Adding Tasks” Killing Your RTO’s Growth?

Kim Huynh Education, Vocational Education 0 Comments

By Patricia Browne and Caroline Brock Keeping Up With Constant Changes in The VET Sector As many of us have experienced and know very well by now, the vocational education and training (VET) sector in Australia is an ever-changing landscape especially in recent times. The only one constant VET practitioners seem to know is “change”! Most of these changes have …

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Flipped Learning: What It is & Why Everyone is Talking About It [INFOGRAPHIC]

Kim Huynh Education, Flipped Learning 0 Comments

  Flipped Learning has been around for many years, however it has increased in popularity as the internet and mobile devices are becoming more accessible, making access to information easy and abundant. Coupled with the stronger need to shift pedagogy away from the traditional industrial format, educators have looked to flipped learning as a solution that allows education to be …

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Going Off The Grid – Rethinking How We Teach

Kim Huynh Education, Flipped Learning, K12 Education, Project Management, Vocational Education 0 Comments

By Lori Dyer On October 10th, we walked into Geoff’s Shed, where TEDxMelbourne 2014 was held, with great anticipation of what was to come. What was “Off the Grid” going to entail? There were obvious references to outer space in the propaganda that came out a few weeks prior to the event, but what else? What does it mean to …

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My Learners are not Technologically Savvy

Kim Huynh Education, Flipped Learning, K12 Education, Vocational Education 0 Comments

We may live in the 21st century, yet something I hear quite often from educational providers is that “my learners are not technologically savvy” or “they don’t really use technology”. Another common statement I hear is “my learners are remote so they don’t have access to technology”. I have heard this so often now and every time I do, I cringe!!!   …

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Getting Around The Barriers: Five Steps to Success

Kirra Smeaton Education, Flipped Learning, Vocational Education 0 Comments

The education industry is a wonderful place to be in. Those that love it, truly enjoy training, teaching, mentoring and learning. They enjoy helping people develop new skills, generate awesome learner outcomes, and they have a passion for learning and development in general. The industry is rife with many challenges however. Since the start of the year, I have had …

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How to Flip Your School – Flipped Learning Program Launch

Amy Education, Flipped Learning, K12 Education 0 Comments

Circulus Education held a Flipped Learning launch for schools on September 11, 2014 at RMIT University. Annie Agnew, leading Education Expert and Consultant at Circulus Education, led the keynote speech. The event was aimed to launch Flipped Learning within Australia and also discuss the many solutions it can present for schools and educational providers. The concept of Flipped Learning is …

The Concept of “Homework” in Vocational Education

Kirra Smeaton Education, Flipped Learning, Vocational Education 0 Comments

The very thought of the word ‘homework’ makes most people cringe. It conjures up images of people of all ages burdened with piles of work that they must carry home and complete or face the consequences! But this word, that has followed me since my school days, is here to stay. Or is it? We still have homework in schools …

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From Chaos to Clarity: Vocational Education Training in a Changing World

Amy Education, Flipped Learning, Vocational Education 0 Comments

Technology, Content and eReadiness in VET Vocational Education and Training (VET) in Australia has experienced forces of change driven largely by economic forces and emerging technologies. The changes require a review of competencies to meet shifting needs of the workforce and are reflected in the VET National Training Network, the National VET e-Learning strategy and the IBSA Vet Capability Framework. …

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Flipping The Way We Practice

Amy Education, Flipped Learning, K12 Education, Vocational Education 0 Comments

Reorganisation of in-class and outside class activities.  Realigning Class Time One of the core goals for teachers is ensuring that the time spent in class is maximised for learning, and that it is productive and meaningful for their students. The Flipped Learning pedagogy focuses on an intentional reorganisation of in-class and out of class activities – potentially tripling the time …

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Flipped Learning? Musicians Have Been Doing it for Years…

Amy Education, Flipped Learning, K12 Education, Vocational Education 0 Comments

You’ve probably already heard the catchphrase “flip your classroom” thrown around a few times in the past year or so. Educational buzzwords go in and out of fashion, but are often overly self-explanatory – think “inquiry-based learning”, “BYOD” or “student-centred”. Flipping your classroom is certainly one of the more popular, newer methods for teaching. But it’s certainly not a new …

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What Makes A Good Education Conference?

Amy Client Relations, Education 0 Comments

At Circulus we regularly attend academic and education conferences, especially if they are held in Melbourne (where our headquarter is). But what makes an education conference great? Lori Dyer, our Head Programme Manager, gives her two cents on what to consider when you plan your next conference. Having hit the conference circuit pretty hard over the past couple of months, …