An online log book using web-based environments or views that are accessed by students, supervisors in industry, lecturers and administrators via a range of devices including smart phones was a way of solving the issue. In addition, the technology used was able to scale, remain responsive and be managed from anywhere by using cloud computing, in particular Google App Engine and Amazon EC2.
The work of the Studio in 2010 was entirely focussed on new learning models and the need for a learner-centric approach to Training which was quite different to the way VET and even K-12 education works. This meant using technology to create tools that complimented the way in which, in this case apprentices, learned. The primary drivers for this was the need to enable more on-the-job learning to occur so that there was increased capacity in the TAFE colleges and more productivity in the Construction industry.
Client: Polytechnic West
by: KT Studio