Participate actively in the discussion forum on OHS.
Open the attached document with a set of tasks for you to explore.
Your task: Download the attached word document and:Look up the Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004 (OHS Act). Find out who is responsible for workplace safety and who has duty of care at a workplace.
Define the term ‘hazard’ in a OHS context. Define the SAM principle and what the Think Safe steps are! State six methods to respond to a hazard
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The Forum and the task are available on MyKangan. Please participate in the forum. A humorous response is more than welcome as long as it is in context and not vulgar.
All the tasks from previous weeks can be uploaded as well.
Instructional design operates on a macro and micro level. On a macro level it looks at the learning on a larger scale (it may consist of several resources) on a micro level you need to ensure that your individual resource is suitable and easily understood.
To ensure that you applying good instructional design to your e-learning resources ensure that your resources include:
Step 1 Pre-requisites:
Learner Needs Analysis
Prepare the content (by content expert)
User interface (User-centred design)
The content needs to be prepared by or with the help of a content expert, eg a learning resource on how to bake a variety of breads using sourdough for some as well as yeast for other breads needs a content expert, a baker to ensure that the steps taken are correct and the ingredients are suitable.
The User Interface is extremely important for e-learning resources. Some user interfaces use touch screens (tablets, smart phones), mouse, keyboard or a joystick (computers) or a controller (Xbox360 or PS3). Some new technologies work with motion capture technology, such as Xbox Kinect or with a hybrid such as the PS Move and the Wii.
The most central aspect of a User Interface is that it is easy to use.
The overall goal
Methods of instruction (create a Flow-chart of steps of E-learning resource)
Learner evaluation strategies (test with results)
The overall goal describes what the learner will be able to do after completing the instruction.
The objectives describe what the learner will learn during the lesson.
The content describes what will be taught in order to achieve the objectives.
The methods of instruction describe how the content will be taught.
The learner evaluation strategies describe how the learner will be evaluated to see if he or she has obtained the objectives (eg a test or a level is achieved and a new level unlocked).
A lesson should commence with the objectives and an overview of the main ideas to be learned.
Normally the instructor also states the motivation for learning the content, the prerequisites the learner needs to learn the content and the agenda for the lesson.
In your e-learning resource you might be able to use an alternative for the instructor; there could be the option of a narrator or simply a written instruction.
During the lesson the content will be explained and demonstrated, and then the learner will practice doing what the instructor demonstrated (recalling facts, identifying concepts, predicting by using principles, or performing a psychomotor skill). The instructor may provide feedback on the practice and the learner may have the chance to repeat the lesson.
Next the learner or user will take action.
At the end of the lesson the instructor summarizes what was learned, integrates the lesson with the previous and next lessons, restates the objective, and tests the learner.
In short the micro level includes:
Explanation (to allow learning)
For 25 minutes research Graphic User Interfaces. Choose Google, DzineBlog, WIRED, Mashable or even CommArts (see links at the side – Links to inspire you.) Collect your findings in a PowerPoint Show.
Discussion: Select 2 GUIs and discuss how they work. Do they use buttons? Do they use touch screen technology? Do they use a device, controller or motion capture device? How well do they perform for their intended function.
Select 2 of your favourite GUIs and place links in a comment (below this post) with your full name.
Discussion: Compare WordPress and MyKangan as platforms. What are your experiences? Are the buttons intuitive?
Here are two resources I recommend to you to read before next class (open the link or the Word document)
‘For Great Road Trips: Switzerland’ Poster by Herbert Matter in (Swiss) International Style – Source: http://swisstype.wordpress.com/work/
Photo by frenchbyte on morgueFile
The concept was used on the German side as well with this ‘Auch du sollst beitreten zur Reichswehr’ [You too should join the German Army], design by Julius Engelhard, Image: courtesy of mental_floss
From ‘Henri’s Walk to Paris’ 1962 – children’s book by Saul Bass Found at: Brainpickings.org
What Time is it Now? by King_Bobbles
Swiss travel poster from 1934 by Herbert Matter – Source: http://swisstype.wordpress.com/work/
Text and Shapes – This design lends itself to an interactive use – found at: Smashing Magazine (click image for inspiring article on table of content design)
Fruity Design – This is great for a menu, very appetizing thumbnails – found at: WeddingPhotography.com
Based on photo by hotblack from morgueFile.com
Work by Justin Anderson
Illustration: Jamie McKelvie – Suburban Glamour Comic Series
This is a template for a business website found at TemplateMonster. It is interesting in the sense that it breaks up the main image as part of the navigation. The sound it comes with is annoying.
Based on a photo by delboysafa from morgueFile.com
The grass layer has been turned into a clipping mask with the shape of the rabbit below.
Courtesy of The Art of Mass Effect Universe’, 2012
Jenga, photo courtesy of: Design-Crit.com
Photo by mconnors on morgueFile
Photo by mcconnors on morgueFile
Photo by dharder on morgueFiles.com
Poppies – Vector art Federico Viola based on photo by hotblack from morgueFile
Photo by clarita on www.morguefile.com
Photo Montage by SGlider12 on Webdesign.org – Click image for great Gimp tutorial
Study – Lines and Grace Kelly – by Federico Viola photo: courtesy of GettingCheeky.com and curved lines wallpaper: courtesy of FreeFever.com
Custom Shapes and Custom Shape Icon
“Step into my office” Source: The Age, click image for link
Only practice will help you learn! Photo by BreonWarwick on morgueFile
Based on image by hotblack on morgueFile.com – F.Viola
Photo by DTL on morgueFiles
I Want You – Emily Strange, The lovable Emily Strange came to life in 1991, designed by Nathan Carrico for Santa Cruz Skateboards. She is referred to as a counterculture icon. I would just call her a sceptic. Image found at: Kollectable Kaos
Table of Content from Textbook – This design lends itself to an interactive use – found at: Smashing Magazine (click image for inspiring article on table of content design)
Good Morning! Photo: wallyir, from: morgueFile.com
Example of applied changes
Illustration: Tavis Coburn – Illustration for for an article predicting trends in Apple’s mobile strategy. Found on: TavisCoburn.com
Found at Inc.com
Colourful Table of Content – Ribbons in Primary Colours – found at: LifeBlue.com
Close-up at Fed Square, Federico Viola 2013
Typographic with Colours and Photos – The use of large numbers is effective and the low opacity of the boxes works, personally, I find it looks a bit dated- found at: JuxtaPost.com
Image source: Data Center Knowledge
Setting the grid up.
Geese in Ameland, Photo by Frans Schouwenburg
The Face by drfranken found on ChromoArt.de
Photo by clarita on morgueFile
The calming effect of horizontal lines, image: courtesy of flickr.com, Photographer: jaikdean
Illustration by Gary Neill found on P.A.P.-Blog – http://garyneill.com/ http://garyneill.tumblr.com/
The underlined text and insertion point at end of the word indicates that you are still in the type mode.
Based on photo by dhester from morgueFile.com
Photo by agathabrown on morgueFile
He loves OHS! – Photo by Karpati Gabor on morgueFile
Multimedia Production Cycle – This image is under the Creative Common Agreement, you can use it but will need to reference this site: www.classoffederico.wordpress.com
Light Streaks – Courtesy of: PhotoshopEssentials
The gentle curve of the river and the light green tones of the grass give this image a calming feel. The montains and the clouds have a less calming effect. Image: courtesy of Icon Photography School – http://www.photographyicon.com/line/
Experimental Photomontage by Robert Heinecken
Milk Poster – Swiss International Style Reference – by Annabel Stephen Salip
Illustrator unknown – found at: Ephemera – World of Rare Books
Courtesy of The Art of Mass Effect Universe’, 2012
Work by Egon Schiele, found at Mom.org
Image from morgueFile by lemai13
Uncle Sam Wants You, WWI Propaganda Poster for US Army recruits, Design by James Montgomery Flagg, 1916, image found at: Live Auctioneers