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Online Study Support
Visit the Study Skills website were you’ll find lots of practical tips on different aspects of studying like planning, setting goals, and strategies for learning new skills, new knowledge. Learn skills and habits that go a long way to helping you do well in your studies.
Study Skills: read more
WSI Online is the online learning system used by WSI teachers to make learning resources available over the internet to their students.
WSI Online: read more
WSI ePortfolio is for students to capture electronic evidence to support of their learning journey within TAFE Western Sydney. This evidence may include student generated text, electronic files, images, multimedia, blog entries and hyperlinks.
ePortfolios are both demonstrations of the learners abilities and platforms for self-expression. They can be maintained dynamically over time. An ePortfolio is a learning record that provides actual evidence of achievement that can be used as evidence for Recognition of Prior Learning.
ePortfolios, like traditional portfolios, can facilitate students' reflection on their own learning, leading to more awareness of learning strategies and needs.
Students can use their WSI ePortfolio to support job applications by using the built-in resume builder and page creation features and can make connections with other students and teachers using the Facebook-like features. Students can also request continued access to their WSI ePortfolio even after they have finished their studies with WSI.
To access WSI ePortfolio please login with your DEC Username and Password using the URL below.
SkillsLocker is a free web based mobile app for enrolled TAFE NSW students to upload evidence for recognition and assessment
Evidence can be collected anywhere, anytime, using a smartphone, tablet device or computer.
This evidence can be verified by a supervisor, if required, within the app with signature capture available. It contains a messaging feature for students and their teachers while the RPL/Assessment process is in progress.
For more, visit SkillsLocker and watch this Getting started with SkillsLocker video.
Adobe Connect is a web conferencing system that allows teachers to communicate directly with students by delivering a tutorial, holding a meeting, having a chat or even using a whiteboard to demonstrate online.
Before attending an Adobe Connect meeting it’s a good idea to run the Adobe Connect Connection Test.(https://webconf.det.nsw.edu.au/common/help/en/support/meeting_test.htm)
To access Adobe Connect log in with your DEC username followed by @detnsw and your normal password, or you can access a room as a guest using your full name.
If your teacher is using Adobe Connect, they will provide you with the correct link.
lynda.com is an online library containing over 3500 (and growing each day) high quality, current, and engaging video tutorials that help anyone learn software, creative, and business skills to achieve personal and professional goals.
All enrolled Western Sydney Institute students have FREE unlimited access to lynda.com.
You can also use the lynda.com app on your mobile device to download videos and view offline latter
Visit tafe.ws/lynda to get started or learn more, or watch this video
If you’re having trouble accessing lynda.com please speak to your teacher, local college librarian or customer service officer.