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Trainer’s Perspective: Including Digital Media into Training Materials

Trainer’s Perspective: Including Digital Media into Training Materials

Straight from the conference to the classroom!

We spoke to Michelle Monaghan, Training and Consultancy Coordinator at ASLS who facilitates the Diploma of Work Health and Safety.  She recently attended the third annual Resources Industry Skills Association conference in Brisbane and is going to apply what she learnt to the classroom environment.

Read more about the conference.

What  did you gain from attending the conference, Michelle?

I enjoyed learning about some simple techniques for including digital media into training material –
I will definitely be trying out a few.”

What forms of digital media did you learn about?

“…we explored Socrative, Vimeo, Animoto, VideoScribe, Ted Talks.”


Let’s find out more about these digital media platforms.


“Socrative lets teachers engage and assess their students with educational activities on tablets, laptops and smartphones. Through the use of real time questioning, instant result aggregation and visualization, teachers can gauge the whole class’ current level of understanding. Socrative saves teachers time so the class can further collaborate, discuss, extend and grow as a community of learners.”

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“Vimeo is a U.S.-based video-sharing website on which users can upload, share and view videos. The high-quality home for ad free HD videos. Over 20 million people and businesses trust Vimeo. You can try an annual Plus or PRO membership risk-free for 30 days.”

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“Create stunning video slideshows. Turn your photos and music into stunning video slideshows. You provide the photos, you pick the song, and we’ll add the magic. Give it a try – it’s fast, free and shockingly easy.”

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“VideoScribe is pure magic. Create your own whiteboard – style animations with no design or technical know-how. Engage your audience.”

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Ted Talks

“TED is a platform for ideas worth spreading. Started in 1984 as a conference where technology, entertainment and design converged, TED today shares ideas from a broad spectrum – from science to business to global issues – in more than 100 languages. Meanwhile, independent TEDx events help share ideas in communities around the world.”

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How about you? Share with us. As a Trainer, which platforms have you used in the classroom? Have you recently integrated digital media into the learning materials?

1 Comment

  • Wayne Douglas says:

    Using Prezi rather than Powerpoint seems to make sense to me. I regularly listen to Ted Talks – great range of topics and discussions.

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