Fiona Watts, TAFE Western's Educational Leader New Learning
Technologies, said the aim of the masterclass was to help equip
participants with innovative new strategies they can introduce in
their own country.
"Our delivery model is very different to China's," she told
the Cowra Guardian. "Their current delivery consists of a lot of
lectures, exams and essays whereas TAFE Western has a more flexible,
industry and student focused style of delivery."
Titled Online and Blended Delivery, the masterclass covered five
principal areas; getting ready, establishing the learning environment,
guiding and facilitating learning, planning for conversations and
monitoring learning progress.
"Participants enjoyed the interactive nature of the training and
the ability to log into a live online course for their learning,"
Ms Watts said. "It gave them the opportunity to better understand
both the process and the completed product. It was highly
participatory and focused on developing skills to put the student at
the centre of the learning."
Ms Watts believes that the success of the masterclass further
strengthened relationships between TAFE Western and Hunan University,
which will hopefully lead to future training and education opportunities.