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How do you learn most effectively?

When Ammonite started back in 2013 they set out to design an Learning Management System (LMS) for the Vocational Education and Training (VET). Competency based training is the pedagogy ground the VET industry, with the focus on whether students can achieve a specific outcome rather than awarding a grade for a project. This means we can rely on our tradespeople to exhibit the skills we need in a highly regulated industry.

This article provides a snapshot of the pedagogy, competency based training, that is currently used in the VET sector, medical education and veterinary education


Did you know the Australian Skills Quality Authority's (ASQA’s) regulatory experience and successive strategic industry reviews show that Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) frequently struggle to comply with clauses 1.5, 1.6 and 1.8?

Many RTO's were unable to demonstrate evidence of engaging with industry and employers to test that their training and assessment strategies and practices are relevant. Some also have difficulty showing how their RTO’s practice aligns with your assessment system and validation plan. This calls into question the integrity of the qualifications issued and in the long term can have a detrimental effect on student and employer confidence in the outcomes of the training system.

This article highlights Ammonite's new compliance tool set and how will this will improve process and compliance for RTOs.

Did you know in Richardson v Oracle Corporation Australia Pty Limited the Federal Court of Australia ordered Oracle to pay $100,000 for pain and suffering and loss of enjoyment of life to an employee who was sexually harassed at work despite the fact the workplace had paid for Sexual Harassment Awareness training for their employees.

This was because the online training was not up to scratch!

This article highlights what to look for in sexual harassment training and what Ammonite's resources can offer your business as added extras with its online employee Sexual Harassment prevention training.

Last year I wrote about mobile first, learning by doing and flexible training, so as the co-founder of an Australian owned LMS what are my predicted EdTech trends for 2022?

The Australian Online Education market was valued at 7.9 billion in 2021, with a growth of 8.2% in 2021 alone (Ibis World 2021)

This article highlights my predictions on EdTech trends in Australia for 2022.

How do you engage learners in an online course?

Ammonite's co-founder, Tim Harris, initially trained and worked as a builder, he enjoyed teaching and started teaching Carpentry at TAFE. During this time as a TAFE teacher Tim pioneered the use of technology in the classroom to help his students learn and engage. He started Ammonite in 2013 with guiding principles grounded around technology, vocational education, teaching and technology.

This article explores Tim's top six tips on how to write an engaging online course.