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Tenders invited for technology innovations research

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Tenders invited for technology innovations research
by Janice Calcei - Friday, 4 October 2013, 9:43 AM

Tenders are invited for funding of up to $30,000 to undertake specific technology innovations research on behalf of the National Vocational Education and Training (VET)  E-learning Strategy (the Strategy).

Four proposals are sought to address the following applied research topics:

1.  Supporting effective delivery of foundation skills to Indigenous, remote and disadvantaged learners

2  Verification of e-assessment and authentication of user identity

3  Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) guidelines for registered training organisations

4  Capturing information to improve learner retention and completion

Tenders must be submitted by 5:00 pm AEDT, Friday 25 October 2013.

Applicants should be prepared to commence the project by mid-November and complete no later than Monday 19 May 2014. 

The projects will be managed through the Strategy’s New Generation Technologies business activity and overseen by the E-standards Expert Group (EEG), the VET sector’s national forum for collaboratively reviewing and recommending technical standards to support e-learning.

“The outcomes of these projects will support effective teaching in the 21st century; improving assessment and completion rates and lifting student employability”, says EEG Chair, Rodney Spark.

The Strategy is funding five technology innovations applied research projects in 2013-14. The first request for tender, now closed, was for the “Making industry grade technologies available for training” project.

For further information, or to download the application form, please visit the Tender page on the New Generation Technologies website and follow us on Twitter.