Apprenticeship Learning Modules
Individual Learning Modules Initiative
Alberta Innovation and Advanced Education and the Apprenticeship training providers in Alberta are developing modularized learning materials. These modules are intended to provide apprentices standardized learning materials that are current, meet industry standards in Alberta and provide for enhanced and flexible options in the delivery and presentation of apprenticeship technical training courses. These are full content modules based on the Alberta Apprenticeship course outline.
The Individual Learning Modules will provide the students with high quality learning material that will be used by every technical trainer across the province. The modules are all developed on the validated competencies that make up Alberta Apprenticeship training. To achieve flexibility of delivery in apprenticeship training, the training providers are encouraged to adopt alternate delivery strategies (distance delivery, day release, Blended Learning, on-line, on-site delivery etc.) using the modules.
- Each module is based on a learning outcome from the validated course outline.
- The modules have an average of 5 objectives and 50 pages.
- Each objective represents approximately one hour of classroom instruction.
- The modules are very visual with an average of one graphic per page.
- The modules are written in a style that makes them inviting to read.
- Every module contains a self-test and the self-test answers.
- Instructional staff, from technical training providers across Alberta, write the modules.
- All modules are based on a validated apprenticeship course outline.
- An expert from the trade edits module content. A text editor edits the grammar, spelling and punctuation.
- Photographers and graphic artists create all graphics.
- All modules are subjected to a peer review cycle.
- The modules are regularly updated and maintained by a panel of instructors.
- All of the graphics that appear in the module are available (in colour where appropriate) to the instructors as an MS Power Point presentation.
Click here for a list of acknowledgements to those who have contributed to the success of the ILM Initiative.