Course Title: Facilitate e-learning

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2016

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: trainme@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

All enquiries:
Course coordinator
Mark Mossuto
ph 99254929
mark.mossuto@rmit.edu.au

Facilitator
Peter Murphy
ph 99254343
peter.murphy@rmit.edu.au

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

None

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

Element:

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

Element:

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

Element:

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

Element:

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

Element:

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

 This course is online. Activities include:

 • blog/wiki discussion and participation
• participation in online discussion boards/threads and Collaborate sessions or other webinar-type activities
• keeping an online reflective journal
• analysis/critique of relevant reading material
• individual or group projects conducted through electronic media
• peer teaching and workshop presentations
• online research


Teaching Schedule

For students who commenced February or July 2016

This course is taught over 15 sessions in semester 2. The course forms part of a cluster of 4 courses which together are referred to as the "E-learning" cluster; the other 3 units of the Delivery cluster are TAEDES503A Design and develop e-learning resources, TAERES501A Apply research to training and assessment practice & TAEDES505A Evaluate a training program. In every session various elements will be covered from each unit in the cluster.

Note: While your teacher will cover all the material in this schedule, the order is subject to change depending on class needs.

SessionContentTAEDES503A (E-learning resources)TAEDEL501A (Facil E-learning)TAERES501A (Research)TAEDES505A(Evaluate)
1

 

Overview of course content and assessment requirements. The overview will summarise how these 3 units together form an introduction to e-learning,

 

 E1,E2,E3,E4 E1,E2,E3,E4,E5E1,E2,E3,E4,E5 E1,E2,E3,E4
2

 

Research:prepare brief, conduct research, investigate & apply theory and report on application of theory

 

  E1,E2,E3,E4 
3

 

Research:prepare brief, conduct research, investigate & apply theory and report on application of theory
 

  E1,E2,E3,E4 
4

Research:prepare brief, conduct research, investigate & apply theory and report on application of theory

 

  E1,E2,E3,E4 
5Facil E-learning: establish e-learning environment and introduce e-learning

 

  E1,E2  
6

Facil E-learning: establish e-learning environment and introduce e-learning

E-learning resources:research requirements

 

 E1 E1,E2  E1
7Facil E-learning: establish e-learning environment and introduce e-learning

E-learning resources:research requirements

E1E1,E2  
8E-learning resources: design the resourcesE2   
9E-learning resources: develop the resourcesE3   
10

E-learning resources: develop the resources

Evaluate: plan and prepare evaluation

 E3   E1
11Facil E-learning: guide,facilitate & monitor e-learning

E-learning resources: trial and review resources

Evaluate: collect and collate data

 E4 E3,E4  E2
12Facil E-learning: guide,facilitate & monitor e-learning

E-learning resources: trial and review resources

Evaluate: collect and collate data

 E4 E3,E4  E2
13Facil E-learning: guide,facilitate & monitor e-learning

E-learning resources: trial and review resources

Evaluate: collect and collate data

E4E3,E4  
14

Facil e-learning: review e-learning processes

Research: review entire process

  E5E5 
15Evaluate: analyse data and report on conclusions and recommendations    E3,E4


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

"Professional Training and Assessment" by Dan Hill, Terry Hill and Lee Perlitz, McGraw-Hill, 2013 will be the prescribed text for this course.


References


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, myStudies. 


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 (http://www1.rmit.edu.au/students/assessment) 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 will need to complete all of the following tasks to a satisfactory standard.
You will receive written feedback on all assessment tasks.

Task 1: Facilitate one complete e-learning program

Facilitate one complete e-learning program

Task 2: Organise and facilitate two (2) e-learning activities

Provide evidence of at least two examples of organising and facilitating at least two e-learning activities covering diverse e-learning environments.

Task 3: Online discussion boards

Contribute to online discussion boards. You will be evaluated using the following criteria:

  • frequency of reading messages and posting responses;
  • keeping to the topic with pertinent quality posts;
  • engaging in critical dialogue through responding to other student’s posts and comments

Task 4: Professional conversation

Engage in a professional conversation with your facilitator. This conversation will address the varied facilitation knowledge and skills required of you as an e-learning facilitator.

Further details of the above assessment tasks will be provided in session 1 of semester 1 via myRMIT>myStudies.

It is a requirement of the Dip of Training Design and Development (TAE50211) program that all assessment work be submitted electronically through the program shell in myRMIT>myStudies. You are asked to submit any workplace projects as a single Word or PDF file which must include a signed RMIT Cover Sheet; multiple project files will not be accepted.

Submission deadlines:

February intake

Tasks 1-4 need to be submitted by midnight Friday Nov 4, 2016

 

July intake

Tasks 1, 2 & 4 need to be submitted by midnight Sunday May 21, 2017

Task 3 needs to be submitted by midnight Friday April 14, 2017

Grades used in this unit are as follows:

 

SA Satisfactory 

NYS Not Yet Satisfactory

CA Competency Achieved

NYC Not Yet Competent

DNS Did Not Submit For Assessment


Assessment Matrix

An assessment matrix will be available in week 1 of semester 1 via myRMIT>my Studies.

Other Information

Attendance/Participation
Your course involves participating in all online activities as directed by your facilitator. It is strongly advised that you do participate in order to engage in the required learning activities, ensuring the maximum opportunity to successfully complete this course.


Student Progress
Monitoring academic progress is an important enabling and proactive strategy to assist you to achieve your learning potential. Student program policy
You will be asked to participate in discussions with relevant teachers and your Program Co-ordinator. Such discussions may be conducted in a number of ways eg face-to-face, via telephone, using Skype or Google Hangout, etc. They are an important way of giving you feedback and supporting you by monitoring your academic progress.

Special consideration policy (Late submissions)
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.Extension


Special consideration is an assessment adjustment for unexpected circumstances that are outside your control, which:
• have a significant adverse impact on your performance in assessment or
• prevent you from attempting or submitting the assessment. Special Consideration

Appeals

RMIT appeals process is available on the Appeals webpage www.rmit.edu.au/students/appeals


Academic Integrity and Plagiarism

RMIT University has a strict policy on plagiarism and academic integrity. Please refer to the Academic Integrity and Plagiarism policy

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