Develop, customise and use e-learning
The Toolbox business activity will give greater emphasis to supporting the capability of the national training sector to develop, customise and use e-learning content by making available the tools, guidelines and knowledge that has evolved from the ongoing success of the Toolbox initiative.
Customising Toolboxes with Web 2.0 technologies
Download mini tutorials on using free software to customise Toolbox learning objects.
The following tutorials are available for download:
- Text editing
- Enhancing and editing images
- Creating sound
- Blogs and wikis
- Web 2.0 images
- Video tools
- Personal social web
For help viewing downloading and viewing these learning objects please read: 'Using the Toolbox Learning object collection' (Word - 1.97MB).
Vetadata Tool (for SCORM objects)
The Vetadata tool creates metadata suitable for SCORM 1.2 content packages.
The Reload Editor tool is commonly used to produce the manifest file for a content package and supports both the IMS Content Packaging Specification and its SCORM extension.
A customised version of Reload which can be used to create IMS conformant content packages and Vetadata-conformant metadata files is available for download.
Download the VET Reload tool - includes instruction document.
The VET Reload tool has been a joint project with E-standards for Training http://e-standards.flexiblelearning.net.au.
Content package player
This stand alone viewer can be used to view IMS content packages without the need for a Learner Management System (LMS). This is an open source tool that can be visually customised by editing the css files.
This has been a joint project with E-standards for Training http://e-standards.flexiblelearning.net.au.
Further tool production will continue in 2008 and includes:
- an Instructional design tool which aids in the design of the whole learning plan and subsequent learning sequences, and
- Flash kits - Flash interactions from previous Toolbox projects with instructions for easy customisation and reuse.
Guides for creating e-learning content and learning objects to VET sector standards as well as impementation help are available.
VET e-learning content development guidelines
The Framework has published a set of guidelines for creating nationally funded e-learning content. The VET e-learning content development guidelines provide user-friendly advice and information for creating accessible and reusable e-learning content.