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PART I: Are you ready to Introduce Flipped Learning into your RTO?

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Here is a simple, but comprehensive three-part series Health Check for RTO and VET Practitioners who are interested in flipping their practice.  It is essential when implementing this learning strategy to benchmark your RTO against best practice.   What is Flipped Learning? We at Circulus Education often get asked what the definition of “flipped learning” is. To be clear on …

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Victorian Back to Work program

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As of November 1st 2015, the Victorian Government opened the eligibility guidelines for the Back to Work program to include apprenticeships and traineeships. The Victorian Government has allocated $100m to be expended by 1st March 2017 of which less than 10% has been accessed to date. From our perspective, this means that it has allowed companies to employ new workers …

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Top Trainer Tips to Drive Online Engagement

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The trainer’s role is critical to learning, whether in the face-to-face classroom or online. It is well known that trainer-to-student, and student-to-student (social presence) interactions are a critical component of learning. They are also an important factor in learner satisfaction, which results in learning effectiveness, higher retention and completion rates.   To drive engagements and retention of student, the following …

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Recap: VET Industry Drinks – Student Engagement & Compliance in Online Learning.

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Circulus Education, in partnership with RTO Intelligence, kicked off 2016 with the first Industry Drinks Event of the year – held on Thursday the 18th of February in Melbourne. We often get asked countless questions around improving the student experience in online learning, so we decided to answer all your questions – by revealing the secrets to Student Engagement & …

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5 Reasons Why You Need a Business Mentor

Kim Huynh Client Relations, Education, Uncategorized, Vocational Education 0 Comments

“Small business, you can give them capital, but what they often need as much is mentoring, advice, and help with their business plan.” – Karen Mills It is easy to feel overwhelmed in today’s competitive landscape. We’ve found that among other things, having a great mentor can give managers the edge that sets them apart from their peers and the …

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New Model for VET Training Development Announced

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A new model for training product development was announced earlier this week, passing the responsibility of developing training packages from Industry Skills Councils to Industry Reference Committees (IRCs) supported by Skills Service Organisations (SSO). This is aimed to guide the delivery of vocational education and training (VET) to ensure that training responds to rapid changes of industry demands and producing …

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Colourful Classrooms – How To Shift Grey Matter [Part 1]

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“Differentiate”… “be inclusive” … “ensure all learners are engaged in the classroom”. These are some of the most common chants we often hear from those with a stake in the education field. By that, I mean politicians, businesses, educational leaders, parents, students, and even our wider community. So by that, you see, I mean everyone. That’s right, we have long …

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Knowledge On Demand: Enabling Continuous & Pervasive Learning

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Living in an on demand world certainly has changed the way we expect to be able to access information, data, entertainment, and learning. People are no longer prepared to sit patiently through commercials or listen to a CD from beginning to end. We expect to access what we need, what we want, and what we enjoy directly, without any mental …

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Blended E-learning: The Future of Australian Education?

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Recently, debates concerning teaching have centred on two key questions – what and how. While these fundamental questions have been prominent throughout educational discussion for decades, the fast-paced growth of technology has widened debates beyond what we teach to how we teach. Are We Equipping Our Students To Be Future-Proof? Expanding opportunities for technology to aid learning run parallel to …

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Don’t Smile Until The Easter Bunny Comes!

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“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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Searching For The Perfect Spaghetti Sauce

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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?

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

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  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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My Learners are not Technologically Savvy

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 …