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May 4, 2008

Alli’s Blog

Filed under: DFL Plan,Uncategorized — by petedouglas @ 1:59 am

I have been looking at Alli at polytechblog, and holy shivers I am such an  amauture compared to you. I see your plan is well progressed and hope I can try and maintain a level in your ball park.  


Resources for DFL Plan

Filed under: DFL Plan,Responses to schedule,Uncategorized — by petedouglas @ 1:38 am

I have been looking through my own  bookmarks that I have tagged for later use to help me with my plan (Even though I have  but not many). I have also looked at others on the DFLP08 and have picked out that I have found quite valuable to this course.

Designing e-learning – Design approaches


Designing e-learning – Sample learning sequences


Technology That Enhances Verbal-Linguistic Intelligence


How Technology Enhances Howard Gardner’s Eight Intelligences


ADDIE Model – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia 




All these have confirmed a lot of what we do with our Public Education courses, we facilitate, but we also get to know our students and find out their learning styles whether they be visual, audiable, reflective etc.  From when they first arrive to enrol we get their details, what it is they are wanting out of the course (the outcome)  The students learning ability , the resources and equipment we use.  How long the course takes (how many recommended hours, currently not enough. ) also their time line.  We use Performance Criterias as a check list for our students to complete as they work through the course. We have evaluations forms that each student completes after the course.

Even though I have a good concept for my plan, the more I research, the more I am wondering if I am utilising enough to put this plan into action and how far do you go, It could take quite some time. 


Filed under: DFL Plan,Responses to schedule — by petedouglas @ 1:20 am

Here is a draft of my plan for my DFLP assignment.

I feel a little unsettled about this at the moment due to being a little bit behind the 8 ball with this course, and am doubting myself as how this plan is going to be actioned whilst training here in Rotorua and this plan is for the Training I do in Dunedin.  I am hoping to use cam studio (from good advice given to me here in Rotorua from work collegues, as long as I can get it to work through the NZ Fire Service network 🙂  ) to present and make this plan, but i feel I will need a lot of patience from my facilitators to get fruiticion out of this plan.

Project Title and Department:  Teaching Fire Warden Duties and Fire Safety to Businesses and Organisations in the Otago Region.

Project Leader:   Pete Douglas

Project Goals

Background Project:

This project is to be  undertaken because I feel there is a need within the New Zealand Fire Service Public Education Department to be provided with Public Education to Staff of businesses and organisations to offer a more indepth course than an overview course.  Part of our role is to provide free Fire Safety to members of the public under the NZ Fire Services Act 1975 Part 2 Fire Safety.  Also through the vision of Otago Fire Region of the NZFS where courses are being conducted currently, continue to provide the best upto date products maintaining a customer service and maintaining the knowledge on how to sell ourselves as well as our product as a professional organisation.

To orgainise this plan i am going to look on u tube to see if there are any NZ Fire Brigades already there to give me some ideas on best how to progress with this.  I also have been talking and working with National Headquarters in Wellington for advice.  Also I will be looking at NQF units to match up some qualifications with this i.e. explain principles of fire science that we can gather the knowledge so should they wish to be assessed against that unit standard, it may be applicable.  I am also looking at making up some quizzes and exercises as well. 

Some of the plan hopefully will be presented on line, but will also need to be face to face as well.

I have been reading a fair bit of literature on designing courses and there are just so many things to be considered

a)  Course Content is designed to have easy accessibility to the staff, i.e. handouts, using blackboard, vidoe, audio.

b)  Different learning styles of each staff member, i.e. kinesthetic, Interpersonal, intrapersonal, visual, Logically minded learners.

c)   Identify delivery method, write and develope the course, sourcing correct resources etc.

d)  find out about copy right permission from resources I have obtained

e)  Is the course content culturely sensitive to all parties

f)  Is the technology compatible to different venues.

Due to the amount of research I have to do I will continue to update this plan. Time for more resarch.

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