Innovation in education and training has always been a passion for Glenn. He has been fortunate to have had opportunities to play with, deliver and support education and training using a vast array of information and communication technologies. His first experience was with audio-visual laser discs in the community-based Life Education program. In the late 1990s, Glenn used Audiographic Conferencing (now termed webinar) technology to conduct professional development for staff in regional and rural Queensland.
His remembers his first session vividly. One participant said, ‘where are you?’ as he connected with the group. When Glenn replied, ‘in Brisbane’, the participant exclaimed, ‘you’ll never make it here by 9 o’clock!’ From that time on, he learned that there was a lot more to teaching with technology than just delivery. As a result, Glenn has always discovered new things and documented them to share with others.
Here are few research papers and documents you might find interesting:
Learning and Technology (PDF 461KB)
The paper highlights the experiences and results of two projects that integrated information and communication technologies into the classroom. One project involved the delivery of LOTE between two rural primary schools using IP based video and data conferencing, the other explored the use of comic chat to help Year 5 students learn about Gold.
This article was referenced in “Seven steps to ICT integration – 2007.”
This paper focuses on lessons learned from a project that involved a German ‘Languages Other Than English’ (LOTE) teacher teaching language to a face to face primary class whilst simultaneously teaching another class in a primary school 56 kilometres away.
The article was published in Proceedings of the Seventh world conference on computers in education conference on Computers in education: Australian topics – Volume 8.
Virtual Schooling Service (VSS) Guidelines (PDF 779KB)
To consolidate the operation of the VSS as an integral part of Education Queensland delivery, it was necessary to develop guidelines for stakeholders. The document required consultation, research and review to ensure the guidelines were valid and fair. The VSS was a ground breaking initiative and there was limited information available across the globe to inform this process.
Virtual Schooling – Dance (PDF 162KB)
Success of the Virtual Schooling Service (VSS) model provided the confidence to push the boundaries and investigate the delivery of practically-based curriculum. The Dance project explored the integration of videoconferencing with current VSS technology to enhance learning opportunities for students in rural and remote areas.
This article was referenced in “Music from another room: Real-time delivery of instrumental teaching” by Helen Lancaster.
M-Learning Standards Review (WORD 702KB)
As part of the review process, I was able to win funding for Brisbane North Institute of TAFE to Test the m-learning standards teacher guide in an authentic VET setting. You can discover BNIT outcomes in the report.
Keynote Presentation – eyeQ 2010 (PPT 1MB)
The PowerPoint presentation I used in delivering a Keynote at the eyeQ 2010 Conference. The conference offered e-learning experts and novices from vocational education and training (VET), community and business sectors to get together to share insights about the trials, tribulations and triumphs of education and training in the digital age.