Issue 1
Monday, 02 March 2020
Charles Darwin University
E-news
Workforce Development Coordinator Patricia Sweeney Fawcett at the education technology conference
Workforce Development Coordinator Patricia Sweeney Fawcett at the education technology conference

Online expertise impresses Indonesian neighbours

By Patrick Nelson

Charles Darwin University has demonstrated its expertise in online delivery at The Future of Digital and Distance Learning education technology conference in Indonesia.

CDU VET Workforce Development Coordinator Patricia Sweeney Fawcett said there was a high level of interest for information about online learning practices that might help the archipelago nation meet its urgent need to upskill an enormous workforce.

“Indonesia is engaged in a policy dialogue on the strategic use of advanced technologies in quality skills development and they were keen to hear of the experiences from their Australian and Filipino neighbours,” Ms Sweeney Fawcett said.

“Digital and distance learning is part of the solution to delivering quality training to people in their rural and remote areas. Essentially, they were seeking a deeper understanding of the challenges, benefits and potential of digital and distance learning.”

Ms Sweeney Fawcett said she cited the Diploma of Early Childhood and Care, Diploma of Conservation Land Management, Diploma of Project Management, Diploma of Work Health and Safety and the award-winning Diploma of Nursing that are taught predominantly online via our learning management system Learnline.

“There are a further 28 further VET qualifications delivered online in a blended delivery mode.

“They were very impressed with what we had to offer,” she said.

The conference was hosted by the International Labour Organisation in Jakarta.