[vet-mm] RE: an IT -non mm- teachers view

Mclean, Rachelle L Mclean.Rachelle.L at edumail.vic.gov.au
Thu Nov 16 15:42:25 EST 2006

Well said Kent.  And good luck with getting your course off the ground





From: vet-mm-bounces at edulists.com.au
[mailto:vet-mm-bounces at edulists.com.au] On Behalf Of Beveridge, Kent T
Sent: Thursday, 16 November 2006 3:28 PM
To: VET Multimedia Teachers' Mailing List
Subject: an IT -non mm- teachers view


I havent taught VET mm but only the CertII in IT. My experience is
primarily in IPM and IS(short exposure) as well as currently upskilling
myself for the VET related subject that you guys all are contributing
to. As one who has 'monitored' this list for valuable professional
insight, may I just say that you guys and gals have done a great job to
get your pupils to where they have, so rather than beat others up about
who's better or who has what, just give yourselves a pat on the back and
know that you have done your best(assuming you have...) for your pupils.

I hope to join the teachers of this subject soon as a step up from my
current subjects and I may need to ask some key questions or look for PD
in related topics.

The 'haves' vs 'have-nots' will always be around... lets just ensure
that we share resources as much as possible so that everyone gets a fair


Good luck for next year folks..

Kent Beveridge.



From: vet-mm-bounces at edulists.com.au on behalf of Ana Tuckerman
Sent: Wed 15-November-2006 8:55 PM
To: VET Multimedia Teachers' Mailing List
Subject: Examiners Report

To all those multimedia teachers who are feeling slightly intimidated by
some of the comments made on this list. 
While everyone has a right to express theirs opinion, please be aware
that some people who add to the list work for  private training
institutions and TAFE's

There are a few differences to their position to those working in a
senior school setting. 
1) Chances are the teachers ONLY teach MM. 
2) They may also have a significantly larger block of time allocated to
the subject. 
3) All they teach is MM (no sport, no yard duty, no reports and no
extra's.) therefore have longer to spend on professional development.

4) Their students are often quite a bit older and more mature, therefore
classroom management and discipline is not a problem

Now i agree that we have to keep up to date and that the MM industry is
becoming more interactive and community based, BUT I know that you all
do your absolute BEST with the time and resources allocated to you
within a senior school.

Scripting is great, but lets leave in the assessments tasks, when they
have books and websites to help them. It does take years to get your
head around it , so let them do the in-depth stuff at university.

All we have to do now is to wait for the examiners report. That will
indicate how the students across the state did in "those" questions.

Ana Tuckerman 
Multimedia and Media Department 
ELTHAM College of Education 

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