Tourism Hospitality ED - THED

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We will hook up with T&H teachers via web conferencing. We are planning every other week on a Wednesday
afternoon 3.30 - 4.30
(Sydney Australia time) to get together and share pedagogy and learning…

THED online meeting room - Adobe Connect -

To attend simply click on the link, type in your name and hit 'Enter'. Check out the THED calendar below to see upcoming tourism and hospitality PD events.


New Zealand

The aim of this project is for Tourism and Hospitality teachers and management from a variety of education organisations to work together to create individual learning plans, develop flexible learning skills and mentor each other to share innovation and teaching practice.

Choose 'Join this space' to join this wiki (underneath the THED logo) then read Getting started.



Calendar of events

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Teacher's stories

Utilising technology in the kitchen - Quirino Colecchia -
Social networking for contacting Alumini - Jeannie McRae -
A people learning system - Steven Parker -
Real time moBlogging in event management - Dominic Burriel -
Web 2.0 to inspire students/ firewalls to frustrate - Bjorn Ulfsson -
Creating engaging resources - Patricia Hearn -
Planning and working together as a faculty team - Rob Long -


Social networking for contacting Alumini
'Facebook and MySpace is particularly good to talk the same language as the students. It's been published recently that employers are looking at prospective employees MySpace and Facebook accounts.'
Jeannie McRae Event Management

Utilising technology in the kitchen
'My aim was to motivate students in a different learning environment...the students responded with enthusiasm and their participation was above my expectations'
Quirino Colecchia Commercial Cookery

Technology to engage student learning
'Learnscope has given me time to create resources to teach my students in a way that they enjoy. They like new technology, they love their mobile phones and it's been a good way to communicate at their level'
Patricia Hearn - Alcohol and other Beverages

Working together as a team

'there are people who have very limited understanding of how to use all this stuff, then there’s people who are intermediate, I'd put myself as intermediate I'd understand some of the terminology so we'll have to start off where we are all at...' Rob Long - Event management

How do YOU engage and communicate with students in their social networking and Web 2.0 world?

Each teacher has had their own successes and issues to deal with, to manage join the THED google group and say hello, grab a flyer and check out the teacher's success stories online.

Photos and video

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THED Mentors Learnscope 07THED Managers
THED Commercial Cookery Teachers Wollongong Campus

THED Contacts

TAFE Illawarra Institute - Australia

Steven Parker (Learnscope facilitator) - Educational Technologist and THED Mentor
Les Tasker - Educational Technologist and THED Mentor

Otago Polytechnic - New Zealand

Leigh Blackall - Educational Technologist and THED Mentor

Canberrra Institute of Technology

Marg O'Connell - Educational Technologist and THED Mentor


Jo Kay - Educational Technologist and THED Mentor
Ken Burgin - Educational Technologist and THED Mentor - Profitable Hospitality