Vocational education

ALIA statement of support for the role of Course Coordinator in Vocational Education and Training

Over the last five years, that TAFEs have been reducing their investment in course coordinators (the administrative support role). This has a negative effect on the student experience and has serious implications for the capacity of lecturers in terms of delivering the course and ensuring that students graduate with a full understanding of the subjects they have taken. This has the potential to devalue the course and to damage the reputation of the TAFE institution and the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) as the accrediting body.

Is there a need for increased ICT training in library technician courses in Australia? [slides]

National Library and Information Technicians Symposium, 27-29 September 2017 North Sydney: bridge to knowledge
 
This conference presentation (PowerPoint slides) highlighting the need for increased ICT skills in library technicians was delivered during the LT Research Award 2015 presentation.

Submission in response to the Australian House of Representatives Inquiry into the role of Technical and Further Education system and its operation

ALIA responded to the Inquiry into the role of Technical and Further Education system and its operation, with the aim of: (1) encouraging acknowledgement of the important role of Australian TAFE libraries in supporting VET students, and (2) explaining the importance of a VET entry point for library and information professionals. 

Same truth, different reality: information literacy practices in vocational and vocational/higher education TAFE libraries

ALIA National 2014 Conference, 15-19 September 2014 Melbourne : together we are stronger

The aim of this conference paper is to examine the differences in information literacy (IL) practices for VET students from TAFE libraries across Vocational only and Vocational and Higher Education delivering, TAFE institutes.

Professional learning networks for online students and new grads of LIS

ALIA National 2014 Conference, 15-19 September 2014 Melbourne : together we are stronger

This conference paper seeks to spark discussion, raise awareness and contribute to the growing body of knowledge on the use of social networking for professional learning, the formation and fostering of professional learning networks and the future of the profession.

Working together: the importance of collaboration between TAFE library and TAFE teachers

ALIA National 2014 Conference, 15-19 September 2014 Melbourne : together we are stronger

This conference paper looks at how funding cuts to TAFE colleges have impacted on all areas of teaching and learning. College libraries have not escaped the axe, but nevertheless still provide important spaces and resources for teachers and students.

"Same truth, different reality": information literacy practices in vocational and vocational/higher education TAFE libraries

ALIA National 2014 Conference, 15-19 September 2014 Melbourne : together we are stronger
The aim of this conference presentation is to examine the differences in information literacy (IL) practices for VET students from TAFE libraries across Vocational only and Vocational and Higher Education delivering, TAFE institutes.

The social PLN: mature-age students finding online support

ALIA National 2014 Conference, 15-19 September 2014 Melbourne : together we are stronger

This conference presentation seeks to spark discussion, raise awareness and contribute to the growing body of knowledge on the use of social networking for professional learning, the formation and fostering of professional learning networks and the future of the profession.

Working together: the importance of collaboration between TAFE library and TAFE teachers

ALIA National 2014 Conference, 15-19 September 2014 Melbourne : together we are stronger

This conference presentation looks at how funding cuts to TAFE colleges have impacted on all areas of teaching and learning. College libraries have not escaped the axe, but nevertheless still provide important spaces and resources for teachers and students.

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