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Saturday, January 30

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    The Leadership circle demonstrated the effectiveness of developing a range of strategies for overcoming challenges in a variety of organisations and situations. Each of these could be built upon;
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    (in no particular order)
    The Leadership circle demonstrated the effectiveness of developing a range of strategies for overcoming challenges in a variety of organisations and situations. Each of these could be built upon;
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    Knowledge management for leaders
    Several of the leaders made a start on knowledge management systems for their organisation. One used Sharepoint to house and share all the documentation relating to AQTF compliance for her organisation. At their recent reregistration audit the auditor was very impressed and looked forward to the next audit when all their evidence could be online. Others focused more on building personal approaches to knowledge management that would enable them to commence developing plans for e learning implementation in their organisation.
    Successes of the circle:
    Personal skills and knowledge development
    Increased organisational capacity for e learning
    Development of tools for use in the ACE sector as a whole (e.g. online surveys for AQTF compliance, web 2.0 evaluation model, professional development plans)
    Identification of common issues and challenges to be overcome
    Development of successful strategies for overcoming challenges in a range of organisations and situations
    Lessons learned:
    Overcoming resistance takes time and patience
    Learning and gain skills seems to be most successful when it is hands on – even for leaders and managers!
    The learning environment needs to be non threatening with lots of encouragement – now where have we heard that before?!
    “take baby steps” several members of the circle used that very same phrase in their reports. Sometimes people and organizations can have too high an expectation of e learning. They seem to feel that it is not worth doing unless it is on a grand scale. The experiences of members of this circle has shown that every small success needs to be celebrated. Small gains in individual organizations may not seem significant but in fact this all adds to the growth of capacity across the ACE sector as a whole. The most important thing is to share your small successes so that others may also gain from them and also your challenges so that others may have a sense of kindred spirit.

    UPDATE
    15th July 2007
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    The Leadership circle demonstrated the effectiveness of developing a range of strategies for overcoming challenges in a variety of organisations and situations. Each of these could be built upon;
    Planned PD
    At every level (sector, region, organisation)
    Both face to face and online
    Formal and informal (eg use of newsletters and podcasts as well as structured “lessons”.)
    Mentoring
    E mentoring at regional level
    Peer mentoring within organisations
    Incentives
    For organisations and individuals (funding, awards, recognition, scholarships, etc)
    Small “baby” steps to take the organisation forward
    The planned guide for providers should supply strategies that can be adopted
    Creating a “champion” role within the organisation and also within the ACE sector.
    Promotion of this as a strategy for organisations will be included in the guide
    Increasing the e mentor project to include professional development to meet the individual needs of e mentors in recognition of their key roles within the sector and also to safeguard against losing them and their expertise.
    Managers and practitioners leading by example within organisations.
    Using the Ning plus other means of communication to share exemplars across the sector.
    The AccessACE 2 Leadership Circle of Practice was a diverse group
    thirteen participants from ACE organisations.
    spread across the metropolitan and regional areas of Victoria
    Large and small organisations
    RTO and non RTO
    Participants in a range of leadership roles (but predominantly not CEOs). Sometimes this can be an advantage.
    How the circle operated
    Ning
    The major advantage of the Ning environment was that the membership was not restricted to the circle members. This provided a fertile environment for knowledge generation and sharing.
    · Two face to face meetings with all participants.
    These meetings, one at start up and one mid way, provided an absolutely essential boost to the development of trust. It also served to reassure members that they were making valuable progress with their projects.
    · A regional visit to Bendigo (Continuing Ed Bendigo) by project facilitators. The discussions with staff at Bendigo were recorded and shared via the Ning.
    · Most members of the Circle also joined in the ACFE e mentoring projects for their region and gained extremely valuable additional support with their knowledge building. For some this was a key component of their success.
    · Final sharing day.
    Members and other interested ACE personnel learned of the results of each project.
    Activities
    It became apparent very early in the project that the majority of the participants in the leadership circle of practice were starting with a reasonably low level of knowledge of e learning. These participants saw this project as an opportunity to take a “first step” into e learning – both personally and for their ACE organisation. The projects and activities undertaken by circle members largely reflect this situation. They also reflect the advice that I was able to provide from lessons learned at Coonara, the most important being don’t start with a project that is too big and keep your expectations realistic. As it turned out most participants reported that they needed to scale down their projects as they realized that their initial idea of a small step was still too much.
    Professional development
    Six of the participants focused on professional development opportunities as a strategy for introducing e learning to their organisations. These participants were predominantly the ones who already possessed an e learning skills based but were, in most cases, the only person in their organisation with these skills. These participants are evolving as e learning champions for their organisations.
    These PD activities were aimed at:
    Reducing staff resistance to e learning
    Reducing staff anxiety about e learning
    Increasing staff knowledge and skills base of e learning
    Generally building organisational capacity
    Knowledge management for leaders
    Several of the leaders made a start on knowledge management systems for their organisation. One used Sharepoint to house and share all the documentation relating to AQTF compliance for her organisation. At their recent reregistration audit the auditor was very impressed and looked forward to the next audit when all their evidence could be online. Others focused more on building personal approaches to knowledge management that would enable them to commence developing plans for e learning implementation in their organisation.

    UPDATE
    15th July 2007
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    The “novice” status of the majority of the circle members
    Using the online environment for communication with people who aren’t confident or comfortable
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    become viable.
    It now seems more realistic to consider the achievement of a fully functioning online circle as an outcome of the AccessACE project rather than as a project tool.
    Next steps
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    encouraging greater links with e mentor program
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    Participating organisations and individuals
    BEST
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Wednesday, December 16

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    Champions and leaders
    Early in 2009, Gipps Tafe published some research into e-learning champions, on behalf of the Australian Flexible Learning Framework (Framework). [link?]
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    Champions and leaders
    Early in 2009, Gipps Tafe published some research into e-learning champions, on behalf of the Australian Flexible Learning Framework (Framework). [link?]
    Key findings were:
    Victorian ACE is very lucky to have a growing network of knowledgeable experts in the field of e-teaching, including people involved in
    the original AccessACE research
    the ACFE e-mentor projects, and
    the 2009 AccessACE projects.
    You'll find most of these people in the Victorian ACE e-learning network Ning, at http://acenetwork.ning.com/

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