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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.

What features are most important when choosing an LMS for your RTO?

Working with Learning Management Systems (LMS) as a learning designer across three large institutions for 10 years as well as being a student using different systems has really helped me to understand what's required of an LMS for staff and students.

This article discusses the top questions RTOs should be asking and the features they should be demanding from their LMS.

Did anyone read the Australian last weekend? Helen Trinca wrote an article exposing how KPMG Australia spent millions on online compliance training for their staff only to experience issues with cheating and mass answer-sharing resulting in a fine in excess of over half a million dollars.

In the classroom, facilitators are critical to the delivery of any course but I think we must be honest that even the best and most experienced facilitators can have off days and their delivery/support can vary, Importantly, though not every facilitator is the best and most experienced so the quality of delivery can vary greatly which is where the power of well designed online training lies: great course material, no way of gaming assessment, meaning excellent learning every time around for all students.

This article discusses how, with a properly designed Learning Management System (LMS), online training is valid and authentic every time.

Now is the time to increase your managerial skills in the construction sector with employment in the Construction industry is projected to grow by 9% between 2020-2024 and has highlighted skills shortages in the occupations of Building including the management areas of Site Supervisor and Construction Project Manager (Australian Industry and Skills Committee 2021).

To get a trade contractor or nominee supervisor licence you must complete an approved managerial qualification, BSBESB402 Establish legal and risk management requirements of new business ventures.

This article highlights information new online course BSBESB402 Establish legal and risk management requirements of new business ventures, what's involved and what makes the Ammonite resources stand out.

There is a shortage of skilled workers in the Australian construction sector (The Australian 2021). There has also been growth in the construction sector with recent Bureau of Statistics (2021) Construction Earnings Before Interest, Taxes, Depreciation and Amortization growing by 6.0% ($3.0b) during the 2019-2020 financial year.

CPC10120, Certificate I in Construction, means your students will graduate with in-demand skills, in an area where construction employers are struggling to find qualified candidates to fill vacancies.

This article highlights information about how Ammonite developed the CPC10120, Certificate I in Construction, to align with real world learning on the building site, shows an example of some of our amazing multimedia content created for the course and the units we have on scope.

"It's not just about disabled users being able to access your website - it's about everyone being able to access your website” - Trenton Moss

How do you make your learning materials accessible for all learners?

This article will summarise why web accessibility is important and provide three ways you can improve your Learning Management System (LMS) content for all learners..