Flexible Learning Toolboxes
Flexible learning toolboxes are large, customisable online learning resources developed for a range of VET qualifications and training packages.
More than 100 toolboxes have been developed, many of which RMIT has purchased and are available for staff to use. Each toolbox includes a broad range of content, scenarios, activities and assessment approaches that can be used for student-directed online learning or teacher-directed in-class learning.
A Trainer’s Guide is included with each toolbox, which provides ideas and suggestions for each of these approaches. A Technical Guide is also provided to assist with customisation.
To use a toolbox
- Check the Toolbox object repository. Toolboxes are available for free download under creative commons licenses.
- If a toolbox you wish to use is not in the object repository you can contact the Learning and Teaching staff in your College to purchase a Toolbox:
- College of Business: Academic Development Group
- College of Design and Social Context: Learning and teaching and academic services
- College of Science, Engineering and Health: Academic Development Group (staff log in required)
- Toolboxes can be previewed online prior to purchase
To customise a toolbox
- Refer to the Technical Guide to determine any specialist multimedia skills that will be required to make your desired changes (available from the preview site, or within a purchased toolbox)
The Toolbox Repository provides over 1500 learning objects extracted from toolboxes, which can be accessed/downloaded free-of-charge.
An entire toolbox might be used as a comprehensive stand-alone resource, or specific sections/components could be delivered as part of a blended strategy; interspersed with other resources and strategies.
Toolboxes are specifically designed for easy customisation – replacing images, scenarios, content and attachments with alternatives which are more appropriate to your teaching context, eg. using current/local case studies.
Recent toolboxes also include an ‘RPL Pathway’, which can be a useful tool for assisting students in preparing for recognition of prior learning / current competence.
The Flexible learning toolbox website provides support on using toolboxes.
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