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.