Looking for ways to help students embed learning? Consider an approach which requires them to be active participants in their course

Active learning approaches involve actively engaging students in the learning process through the use of technology and action-based learning methodologies such as:

  • Problem based learning

  • Project based learning

  • Scenario based learning

  • Just in time/Micro-learning etc

 Active learning involves students:

  • Working on real problems/tasks

  • Creating real outputs

  • Developing core skills eg problem solving, communication, collaboration, creativity, resilience etc

Research also shows that when students are active in their learning, they are much more likely to remember how to do something and are much more likely to be engaged in the learning process. This type of training also readily prepares students for the real world of work.

This Discovery Program will be made up of 6 highly interactive 45 min sessions based on real active learning examples. Participants will also be encouraged to apply what they learn following each session before attending the next session.

Program includes:

  • 6 x 45 min webinars run over 6 weeks, with applied activities between webinars 

  • 6 x session fact sheets / handouts

  • $198 for all 6 sessions and handouts


Timings and session overviews: (sessions on Fridays at 12pm AEST)

18 February: Session 1 - What is active learning, and why adopt active learning strategies?

  • What is active learning?

  • Why use active learning?

  • Where should you start applying active learning strategies?

25 February: Session 2 - Experiencing the active learning environment

  • How is active learning different from traditional delivery?

  • Discovering and dreaming about active learning methodologies which suit my learners

4 March: Session 3 - Researching active learning environments

  • Unpacking active learning case studies to see what makes them successful

  • Managing the change to adopt active learning strategies

11 March: Session 4 - Planning active learning strategies

  • Small group planning activities using active learning strategies

  • Tracking and supporting students undertaking active learning

18 March: Session 5 - Resourcing active learning strategies

  • Small group problem solving activities to help resource active learning

  • Capturing and creating active learning resources as you go for your active learning strategies

25 March: Session 6 - Delivering in an active learning environment    

  • Unpacking ‘advanced’ active learning models

  • How critical reflective practices are important for educators’ and learners’ learning and growth

  • Sustaining your active learning practices

Additional services:

  • Need additional support on how to configure Active Learning for your own students? You can arrange 1 on 1 mentoring - 30 min power session / Q&A session - $66 per session

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About your presenter

Allison Miller

Allison Miller is the Director and Lead Consultant of Digital Capability, an organisation which specialises in cutting edge online learning and online business strategies and solutions. 

Allison has a Master of Learning and Development (Organisational Development), Graduate Certificate in Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Bachelor of Education (Secondary Business), Diploma of VET, Certificate IV in Training and Assessment, Diploma of Business, Certificate IV in Business Administration and Certificate III in Government.

Allison has been involved in education and training for over twenty-five years as an educator, e-learning leader and innovator, and as a disruptive change manager.  Allison also helps businesses take advantage of opportunities in a digital world through supporting them to think strategically when using digital technologies.

Allison also leads ePortfolios Australia – a professional network which aims to support the use of e-portfolio practice in Australia and beyond through professional development activities and the sharing of research, resources, ideas and practice.  In this role, Allison works with individuals from leading educational institutions, both within Australia and in Europe, New Zealand and North America.

Allison specialises in building digital capability in organisations and individuals through action-based learning techniques which utilise creative thinking, collaboration and problem-solving techniques.  Allison also uses e-mentoring and e-coaching techniques to develop digital mindsets which embeds digital-first thinking.

Allison also helps educational organisations ensure that their training and assessment is effective, engaging and compliant, especially online.  

Allison uses her extensive education and experience to ensure her clients use strategic thinking on e-designs and e-implementations, basing her information on tried and tested current, as well as emerging, digital capability and business development strategies.  

Allison’s wide-ranging project management experience ensures the projects she is involved in are successful by being well planned and managed, and that the right stakeholders are consulted, engaged and involved to ensure project goals are achieved.

Allison’s current educator experience includes facilitating fully online, post-graduate ICT programs which enable international students to gain Australian workplace and business experience for the Australian Computer Society.  She is also a DeakinCo. Credential Assessor, assessing credentials in a broad range of professional and business areas, up to and including the Master/Expert level.  Allison also has experience delivering accredited online training and assessing in the areas of the Diploma in VET, Diploma of Training Design and Development and Certificate IV in Training and Assessment for Swinburne University of Technology, as well as the Certificate II in Business up to Diploma of Business and the Diploma of Business Administration for TAFE SA.

Contact and connect with Allison:

E: allison@digitalcapability.com.au

W: digitalcapability.com.au 

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