ICT in vocational education and training: a view of information and communication technology in vocational education in New Zealand

Valentine, Elizabeth (2011) ICT in vocational education and training: a view of information and communication technology in vocational education in New Zealand. Tertiary Education Commission and Service Industry Training Alliance, Wellington NZ.

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This report looks at opportunities in relation to what is either already available or starting to take off in Information and Communication Technology (ICT). ICT focuses on the entire system of information, communication, processes and knowledge within an organisation. It focuses on how technology can be implemented to serve the information and communication needs of people and organisations. An ICT system involves a combination of work practices, information, people and a range of technologies and applications organised to make the business or organisation fully functional and efficient, and to accomplish goals in an organisation. Our focus is on vocational, workbased education in New Zealand. It is not about eLearning, although we briefly touch on the topic. We provide a background on vocational education in New Zealand, cover what we consider to be key trends impacting workbased, vocational education and training (VET), and offer practical suggestions for leveraging better value from ICT initiatives across the main activities of an Industry Training Organisation (ITO). We use a learning value chain approach to demonstrate the main functions ITOs engage in and also use this approach as the basis for developing and prioritising an ICT strategy. Much of what we consider in this report is applicable to the wider tertiary education sector as it relates to life-long learning. We consider ICT as an enabler that: a) connects education businesses (all types including tertiary education institutions) to learners, their career decisions and their learning, and as well, b) enables those same businesses to run more efficiently. We suggest that these two sets of activities are considered as interconnected parts of the same education or training business ICT strategy.

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ID Code: 58834
Item Type: Report
Refereed: No
Additional Information: The Services Industry Training Alliance ceased on December 2012 after the main three organizations, ATTTO, HSI and the Retail Institute merged and became ServicesIQ, the ITO (NZ equivalent of a Skills Council) for Aviation, Tourism Travel, Museums and Retail.
Keywords: vocational education and training, learning value chain, mobile learning: m-learning, serious games, ICT strategy in education and vocational training, learning and the mobile workforce, personalisation and e-portfolios
DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.2.25639.34725
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > TECHNOLOGY (100000) > OTHER TECHNOLOGY (109900)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > OTHER EDUCATION (139900)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Elizabeth L.H Valentine
Copyright Statement: The original work for the development of the learning value chain material contained in this document was completed by E. Valentine in her MBA (Henley UK - 2002) dissertation, 'The convergence of knowledge management and e-Learning'.
Deposited On: 03 Apr 2013 06:43
Last Modified: 16 Oct 2016 23:26

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