Meta states that ‘connection is evolving and so are we’ – and if we look past the marketing buzz and out into the real world, we can see that they’re right. Virtual and augmented reality technology has been making an impact across many industries globally – including education and training.
COVID-19 hasn’t made things easy for training organisations, but as we navigate a way out of the pandemic there are many current and emerging opportunities for growth for the VET industry.
Black6 Labs is the first in the world to have developed a virtual environment that supports learning and assessment, tracks competency outcomes, monitors and stores data, and integrates with learning management systems.
We’ve recapped three insightful presentations from NCVER’s 30th national research conference. The theme this year was ‘past informing the future’, and each session focused on a different aspect of the complex nature of VET in Australia.
We sat down with Shane Darwin, CEO of JBHXR and JB Hunter, to chat about his work in implementing Extended Reality into training. At JB Hunter, over 1000 learners have completed blended online and virtual reality assessments over the past year using JBHXR, the aXcelerate LMS and aXcelerate Assessment Engine.
Virtual reality and augmented reality is here – and the pilots, firefighters, surgeons (and many more jobs) of today and tomorrow are using VR and AR to train and upskill.
The effects and future effects of automation and Artificial Intelligence on VET will be highly impactful. With skill demand and supply changes, a stronger focus on digital skills and evolving education requirements, automation is a topic that needs to be discussed.
We know that in VET, the number of women in leadership and management roles is quite high, but women still face everyday challenges that can get sidelined.
With email, direct messages, and applications like Google Docs stored safely in the cloud, it’s a no-brainer for student management systems to be there too. We’ve cracked some common myths about the mysterious cloud.
We all know the VET sector is lacking when it comes to incorporating digital skills into teaching and learning. With COVID-19 forcing us all to embrace the world of online training and learning, it’s not hard to imagine a near future where digital skills are just as important as the foundation skills.
We often assign risk-taking to fearless entrepreneurs, and risk-takers are seen as daredevils. But we have forgotten the success that could come from taking a risk could be much more bountiful than if we are complacent.
NCVER’s Vocational Voices podcast with Dr. Tabatha Griffin, Simon Walker and Steve Davis discusses if online VET is a good course of action.
The current way of assessing using paper and a ball-point pen in a standardised format is slowly eroding—and has been for years.
"Worrying, without action, is probably the most destructive force likely to affect our success."
The recent pandemic has created a bigger demand for online learning—but with many people under financial stress, what's the best way to collect fees?
This virtual classroom business will take some getting used to.
Moving your training processes online has suddenly become essential. Here's some key benefits to doing so.
Set up virtual classrooms quickly, with Google.
Much of your computing (including data storage) is now being done remotely via the 'cloud'. What exactly is it?
5 values that every training organisation must nurture to build individual and organisational success.
"We can break the challenges which face VET down into several distinct areas; each of which needs to be addressed on a constant basis."
Why are some of our teachers so unhappy?
“Creativity can come from anywhere” - Jonothan Nalder. The perfect guide to take on the digital revolution.
"Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much." - Helen Keller
Here's how to compare your RTO's results with your competitors.
The ability to connect with those who challenge is a unique experience.
With no need for expert input, it’s a cheap alternative for complex RTO data problems.
When the Dutch recovered from tulip mania, they gained the biggest flower industry in the world.
Maybe it’s not in the budget yet, but forward-thinking RTOs should consider how VR will bring realism to their training.
A good SMS should do more for your business than just collect data
Time will only tell how these changes will morph China’s education landscape in a way unique to other environments around the world.
Yiou Intelligence think tanks believe that AIED belongs to educational technology.
Just when we think AI has proved its superiority over human intellect, it strikes again.
The game-based learning market is expected to grow to $8.1 billion by the year 2022.
How do you win at chess? You talk to yourself.How do you win at chess? You talk to yourself and be one with the chess board.
Deep learning models don’t scale up with time. Winter is coming.. maybe
Can AI have animal instincts? We look further into the current state of deepmind.
With an increasing number of tech giants getting into the business of the smart home assistant, modern life is edging closer and closer to a sci-fi movie’s depiction of future home life.
Analytics is the best way for an RTO manager to excel at their job. But what determines a quality analytics pipeline?
Education is an ever-changing field, but it’s known for being slow to adapt.
As new generations come into the workforce, fresh ideas and opportunities become available for everyone involved.
Virtual reality and other “immersive experiences” have been identified as the top strategic technologies influencing both K-12 and tertiary education.
With an increasing number of tech giants getting into smart home assistants, modern life is edging closer and closer to a sci-fi movie’s depiction.
Since the triumph of Alphago over Lee Sedol at the Go contest in 2016, attention has been drawn to artificial intelligence and reinforcement learning.
With new technologies, new legislation, and shrinking budgets, keeping up with the changing atmosphere of our education can be an intimidating task.
With the help of various APIs dedicated to capturing the behavioural data generated by your learners, it’s possible to create a system which customises learning pathways for individual students. In this article, we will explore how Tin Can API can be used to achieve an adaptive learning system.
After-hours tutoring is a great way to consolidate a student’s understanding of their learning material, and ensure your participants are getting the most out of their course. If your students are turning to external tutoring sources, consider providing your own services to help them with their studies.
The last twelve months have been awash with talk of artificial intelligence and automation disrupting our lives. As often happens with new, hyped technology, the beginnings of a backlash are emerging, with many industry analysts and general consumers scratching their heads and asking “well, where’s my genius robot?”¹
Lauren Hollows is the founder and CEO of Understand TAE, an emerging company offering innovative advice and a growing range of simple-to-use tools designed to help RTOs develop their internal capacity. Having run RTOs from senior management positions for the better part of a decade, Lauren now uses her extensive knowledge and experience to deliver professional consultation and training to RTOs looking to develop their internal capacity — both from a regulatory and training view.
This month in Edtech, we’re delving into the world of Adaptive Learning Platforms (ALP). United States research and development firm Gartner predicts the ‘benefit rating’ of adaptive learning platforms as “transformational” — the highest benefit rating that any new emerging education technology can receive.
Here, at VET eXpress, we’re never content to rest on our laurels. Technological advancement continues to perpetually disrupt the educational sector, and RTOs with their eyes on the prize must remain ever vigilant to stay ahead of the curve. This month, in the spirit of the Italian Futurists, we thought we’d turn our attention to some deep speculation about “the Future” of training and learning in Australia and beyond.
This month, we spoke to Shane Darwin, from telecommunications and training company JB Hunter, about what it takes to be a first-rate training company in 2017. Shane started working with JB Hunter on a contract basis in September last year, and he has since taken on the permanent role of ‘Training Manager’, where he oversees training delivery, compliance, curriculum and systems.
This month our focus is on the new possibilities in education and training that are being opened up by blockchain technology. What exactly is blockchain? Take a deep breath. Blockchain is a distributed database that maintains a continuously-growing list of ordered records called blocks.