Course Title: Design and develop e-learning resources

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2013

Course Code: TCHE5781C

Course Title: Design and develop e-learning resources

School: 360T Education

Campus: City Campus

Program: C5307 - Diploma of Vocational Education and Training

Course Contact: Program Administrative Officer

Course Contact Phone: 9925 4933

Course Contact Email:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Peter Murphy
ph 99254343

Nominal Hours: 50

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

Pre-requisites and Co-requisites


Course Description

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to design and develop e-learning resources.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

TAEDES503B Design and develop e-learning resources


1. Determine the scope and research the e-learning resource

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Clarify the brief and focus for the e-resource with the client
1.2 Research the likely target audience for the e-resource, their characteristics and learning needs
1.3 Read, interpret and analyse existing relevant information to determine the learning content for an e-learning resource
1.4 Determine the suitability of an e-learning resource for the likely target audience
1.5 Identify any ethical and legal considerations
1.6 Document findings of the research


2. Design the e-learning resource

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Use knowledge and experience in learning theory and instructional design to create the design for the e-learning resource
2.2 Consider resources, materials and technical requirements needed for development of the e-learning resource based on the design
2.3 Present and discuss the design with the client and obtain further feedback of the e-learning resource
2.4 Incorporate feedback and address any additional issues in the design
2.5 Confirm with client the design to be developed into the e-learning resource


3. Develop the e-learning resource

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Identify the relevant people to collaborate with on the development of the e-learning resources
3.2 Determine the timelines and resource issues for the production of the e-learning resource
3.3 Consult and use relevant technical guidelines and requirements
3.4 Address any identified legal or ethical obligations or issues that arise in the development of the e-learning resource
3.5 Develop content and technical framework of the e-learning resources, and address any issues as they arise with relevant persons
3.6 Document the development of the e-learning resource


4. Review, trial and evaluate the e-learning process

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Review the e-learning resource against the client brief, likely target audience and learning needs
4.2 Plan for trial of e-learning resource with potential users
4.3 Trial the resource with appropriate recording of outcomes and feedback
4.4 Analyse outcomes and feedback of the trial
4.5 Make adjustments to finalise the e-learning resource
4.6 Discuss and reflect on production of the e-learning resource

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course you will be able to:
. determine the scope and research e-learning resources
. design e-learning resources
. develop e-learning resources
. review, trial and evaluate e-learning resources and the process undertaken to develop them

Details of Learning Activities

As part of your program you will be directed to undertake a number of activities both during scheduled class time and outside of it. It is important that you complete all such activities in a timely manner as they are an important component of your program. Such activities will include but are not limited to the following:

  • lectures
  • group discussion
  • teacher-directed group activities/projects
  • work shopping of students’ own projects
  • guest lecturers
  • peer teaching
  • class presentations
  • research both online and other as required
  • analysis/critique of suggested reading
  • teacher directed activities/exercises
  • self-directed study and activities
  • class exercises to review discussions/lectures
  • project-based work

Teaching Schedule

RMIT Staff Program

9.30-4.30 Friday 26 April, 2013

9.30-4.30 Friday 9, 23 August, 2013

9.30-4.30 Friday 27 September, 2013

9.30-4.30 Friday 11 October, 2013

9.30-4.30 Friday 8, 22 November, 2013

Public Program

6-9pm Wednesday 1, 8 May, 2013

6-9pm Wednesday 14, 21, 28 August, 2013

6-9pm Wednesday 4 September, 2013

6-9pm Wednesday 2, 9, 16, 23 October, 2013

6-9pm Wednesday 13, 20, 27 November, 2013

6-9pm Wednesday 4, 11, 18 December, 2013


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

At the beginning of the course students will be directed to various web-based material and/or
electronic copies of learning resources.Electronic resources are located on myRMIT Studies. Handouts pertaining to in-class activities will be handed out during class.

Overview of Assessment

During the program you will complete assessment tasks in class which are listed at the beginning of each module. Such tasks may include:

  • Professional conversation with facilitator
  • Workplace based projects
  • Contributions to online discussion forums

An RMIT assessment charter ( summarises your responsibilities as an RMIT student as well as those of your teachers.

Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies and procedures which are described and referenced in a single document the Assessment policies and procedures manual


Assessment Tasks

To demonstrate competency in this course, you need to complete each one of the following pieces of assessment to a satisfactory standard.

You will research, design and develop two e-learning resources that reflect client needs and the contexts of application. You will demonstrate your consultation, research and findings and present the completed designs for both resources. For one of the resources you will document, trial and review the resource, including user feedback and how this impacted on the development of the resource. You will then present the final e-learning resource, either complete or in part (or as a sample), and describe your specific role in the development process.

Grades used in this unit are as follows:

CA Competency Achieved
NYC Not Yet Competent
DNS Did Not Submit For Assessment

Assessment Matrix

The assessment matrix demonstrates how the assessment task(s) aligns with the relevant unit
of competency and will be made available in the first class or through myRMIT Studies.

Other Information

The major learning experiences involve you being an active participant in the e-learning environment. It is strongly advised that you engage with online activities such as blogs, wikis, discussion boards, online quizzes etc in order to maximise your chances of achieving competency. In addition, you are expected to attend any face-to-face workshops that are organised.

You will receive verbal and written feedback by teacher on your work. This feedback also includes suggestions on how you can proceed to the next stage of developing your projects.
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Student Progress
Monitoring academic progress is an important enabling and proactive strategy to assist you to achieve your learning potential. Student progress policy :;ID=vj2g89cve4uj1

Special Consideration Policy (Late Submission)
All assessment tasks are required to be completed to a satisfactory level. If you are unable to complete any piece of assessment by the due date, you will need to apply for an extension. Special consideration, appeals and discipline :;ID=qkssnx1c5r0y



Cover Sheet for Submissions
You must complete a submission cover sheet for every piece of submitted work. This signed sheet acknowledges that you are aware of the plagiarism implications.

Academic Integrity and Plagiarism
RMIT University has a strict policy on plagiarism and academic integrity. Please refer to the website for more information on this policy go to Academic Integrity :;ID=kw02ylsd8z3n

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