Sunday, 30 September 2012

Getting Started at Rowville

Getting Started at Rowville

I met up with Priscilla on Thursday and it was like being a kid in a candy store. So many things to look at and so many things to get excited about! We totally lost track of time but that's what happens when you have someone so enthusiastic!

Priscilla had some very clear ideas for her project that are not only very achievable but will be very engaging for her learners. It's going to be great to see the project evolve.

We had a few hiccups getting into the blog but it just shows that these glitches can, and do, happen to everyone.

I am really looking forward to working with Priscilla and some of the other tutors we hope will be involved.


Wednesday, 19 September 2012

Group Meeting

I would like to thank everyone for their participation in our first group meeting. I have read the forms filled in by my e-leaders and congratulate you all. The information will help us enormously with our face to face sessions to determine your projects.

Here are some pictures of our meeting:


Tuesday, 18 September 2012

A great turn up to our first session at Coonara

It was great to meet up with most of you yesterday at our face-to-face session. We appreciate how busy you all are and thank you for making the effort to attend. I think we covered a lot of ground and you all seem to have lots of exciting ideas for your projects. Karen, Christine and I are all looking forward to working with you to get them off the ground. Pete, we are keeping your challenging question in mind about the Adobe products and will consult with some of our colleagues in the wider ementor program in Victoria. I hope you all managed to gain something from the day and remember, feedback in this blog is gratefully accepted. We all learn from feedback and that is how we continue to improve :)

Today we are sending out invitations to this blog and am putting up links to the NING and the ementor wiki here.

Remember, you will find a link to the online classroom on the Online Classroom page on the ementor wiki (address above). So many links and places to go to - your heads are probably spinning, but that is the nature of social media - you get used to it after a while!

Yesterday we discussed when was the most suitable time to hold our Eastern Region PD/Workshop day. We talked about having it in the week beginning 26th November. Unfortunately, we have done a bit of research since then and cannot find a venue that can house us that week so have decided on the following week Wednesday 5th December. Hopefully most of your classes will be completed by then and your trainers free to attend. Please mark this date in your diary and tell your colleagues about it - you will need the whole day.  It is open to anybody so let others  know as well. More news about the program soon!

If you did not get a chance to make a time with your appointed eChamp or ementor to come and visit make sure you contact them if they have not contacted you by the end of this week. For any problems getting into the wiki or Ning or with adding anything to this blog, please contact me on or Karen on or Christine. I will let her post up her email address or not as I have not had time to consult with her about this and this is a public blog.

Looking forward to seeing your reflections up here!

Monday, 3 September 2012


Hi new and returning e-leaders


Lynne, Karen and Christine welcome you to the ACFE 2012-13 e-Mentor Project. We are happy to have you all on board and look forward sharing the e-learning journey with you.

f2f Meeting

By the time you see this we will have all met at our f2f meeting on Tuesday 18 September.  We will be well on our way to deciding on achievable projects for our participating Learn Locals.
The next step is to arrange individual meetings to finalise the projects so we can plan how we can assist you with the necessary learning.

EMR e-Mentor Project

We will be providing 2 levels of support:

  1. Individual support for e-leaders with their customised projects. Each of us will support 3 - 4 participating Learn Locals.
  2. Fortnightly online web conferences for all e-leaders in the region. We will showcase different e-learning tools, show how to create and use the tools and examples of how these could be used for e-learning. Be sure to let us know if there is any tool you particularly want to learn about. These sessions will often be hands on - you will create an e-learning resource!


One of our funding obligations is that we keep a blog of our achievements/frustrations/experiences throughout the project. This blog has been set up so that we can benefit from each others' experiences.
Please use this blog as a record of your e-learning journey.
Please feel free to comment on blogs of others.

Lynne, Karen and Christine are looking forward to working with you all.