Course Title: Facilitate e-learning

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2013

Course Code: TCHE5779C

Course Title: Facilitate e-learning

School: 360T Education

Campus: City Campus

Program: C5321 - Diploma of Training Design and Development

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: 30

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 course covers the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to facilitate learning delivered via electronic media.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

TAEDEL501A Facilitate e-learning


1. Establish the e-learning environment

Performance Criteria:

1.1. Access, read and interpret learning strategy and learning program to determine learning outcomes and objectives to be met
1.2. Develop knowledge of group and individual learner styles and learner characteristics to support effective planning
1.3. Develop e-learning delivery plan to manage and sequence e-learning activities and events to ensure logical progression of learning content and continuity of e-learner progress
1.4. Confirm technical requirements for the e-learning environment
1.5. Trial and check e-learning resources and materials for technical glitches
1.6. Develop and document protocols for the e-learning environment
1.7. Identify and organise specific technical support needs and mechanisms for e-learners


2. Introduce e-learning

Performance Criteria:

2.1. Provide effective introduction to the e-learning environment and discuss, clarify and agree upon objectives and e-learning protocols
2.2. Establish e-learning relationship with e-learners
2.3. Initiate relationships between e-learners to support inclusivity, acknowledge diversity and enable a positive e-learning environment


3. Guide and facilitate e-learning

Performance Criteria:

3.1. Use relevant electronic tools to facilitate e-learning according to the e-learning delivery plan
3.2. Demonstrate good practice in e-learning facilitation to ensure an effective learning experience
3.3. Use relevant support mechanisms to address technical issues
3.4. Build opportunities for authentic learning, practice and formative assessment into the e-learning experience


4. Monitor e-learning

Performance Criteria:

4.1. Monitor and document e-learner progress to ensure outcomes are being achieved and individual learner needs are being met
4.2. Provide support and guidance inside and outside the e-learning environment as appropriate
4.3. Continuously monitor e-learner interaction with others and participation in e-learning activities, and intervene where necessary to maintain momentum and engagement
4.4. Maintain, store and secure learner records according to organisational and legal requirements


5. Review e-learning processes

Performance Criteria:

5.1. Conduct a review to evaluate effectiveness of e-learning delivery and facilitation
5.2. Reflect on own performance as an e-learning facilitator and document improvement plans
5.3. Identify and document recommendations for improvements in facilitating e-learning and appropriateness of e-learning systems, tools and resources, and discuss with relevant personnel for future action

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course you will be able to:
. establish e-learning environments
. introduce e-learning
. guide and facilitate e-learning
. monitor e-learning
. review e-learning processes

Details of Learning Activities

As part of your program you will be directed to undertake a number of activities. 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:

  • watch and engage with online lectures using communication technologies such as Skype, Collaborate, etc
  • engage in group discussion and activities using a variety of online tools such as discussion boards, wikis, blogs, etc.
  • watch and engage with guest lecturers using a variety of communication technologies
  • reflect upon course presentations and materials using blogs and/or wikis
  • give class presentations using communication technologies
  • undertake research both online and other as required
  • analyse and/or critique suggested reading and other material as directed (eg comment on other students’ posts on a discussion board)
  • do class exercises using online quizzes
  • undertake project-based work in an online environment

Teaching Schedule

Sem 2, 2013

Weeks 15 - 17


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

Hill, D., Hill, T. and Perlitz, L. (2013) Professional Training and Assessment, McGraw-Hill Education, Sydney.
This is available in both paperback and e-book versions.



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 which are listed, in detail, at the beginning of the course. These 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 to a satisfactory standard the two assessment tasks outlined below .

Task 1 - you will facilitate one complete e-learning program. In doing this you will provide evidence of at least two examples of organising and facilitating at least two e-learning activities covering diverse e-learning environments.

Task 2 - you will need to provide thorough answers, with full explanations and workplace examples where relevant, to the eight questions found on pg 168 of Hill, Hill and Perlitz.


Grades used in this unit are as follows:
CA Competency Achieved
NYC Not Yet Competent
DNS Did Not Submit For Assessment

For further information on the grading system and criteria used, please refer to the course website at myRMIT Studies.

Assessment Matrix

The assessment matrix demonstrates how the assessment task(s) aligns with the relevant unit
of competency and will be made available 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

The RMIT assessment charter summarises your responsibilities as a student as well as those of your teachers.;ID=tkn8wtd23h84z

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