Course Title: Design and develop e-learning resources

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2015

Course Code: TCHE5781C

Course Title: Design and develop e-learning resources

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

All enquiries:
Course coordinator
Mark Mossuto
ph 99254929

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.

This unit includes a work integrated learning experience in which your knowledge and skills will be applied and assessed in a real or simulated workplace context and where feedback from industry and/or community is integral to your experience.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

TAEDES503A 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

 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 2015

This course is taught over 6 sessions across semester 1 and 2. The course forms part of a cluster of 2 courses which together are referred to as the "E-learning/LLN" cluster; the other unit of the E-learning/LLN cluster is  TAELLN401A Address adult language, literacy and numeracy skills. 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 weekly order is subject to change depending on class needs.



Overview of course content and assessment requirements. The overview will summarise and define the nature of various e-learning resources and explain how language, literacy and numeracy issues are addressed during their design and development.



Determine the scope and research the e-learning resource

Analyse LLN requirements


Design the e-learning resource

Select and use resources and strategies to address LLN skill requirements


Develop the e-learning resource

Use specialist LLN support where required


Trial and review the e-learning process

Evaluate effectiveness of learning support and assessment strategies in addressing LLN requirements

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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.


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:


  • Workplace based projects
  • Contributions to online discussion forums
  • A professional conversation

An assessment policy summarises your responsibilities as an RMIT student as well as those of your teachers.
Your courses assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies and procedures see

If you have a long-term medical condition and/or disability it may be possible to negotiate to vary aspects of the learning or assessment methods. You can contact the program coordinator or the Disability Liaison Unit if you would like to find out more.

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: Design and develop one e-learning resource

Research, design and develop one (1) e-learning resource that reflects client needs and the contexts of application with documented evidence of:

  • consultation, research and findings
  • completed designs for the resource

Task 2: Design, develop then trial and review one e-learning resource

Research, design and develop one (1) e-learning resource that reflects client needs and the contexts of application with documented evidence of:

Complete the development of the resource with documented evidence of:

  • consultation, research and findings
  • completed designs for the resource
  • a review and trial of the resource, including user feedback and how this impacted on the development of the resource
  • the final e-learning resource, either complete or in part or sample
  • the candidate’s specific role in the development process.

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

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

It is a requirement of the Dip TD&D (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

For students who commenced February 2015: Tasks 1-3 need to be submitted/completed by midnight Sunday August 2, 2015

For students who commenced July 2015: Tasks 1-3 need to be submitted/completed by midnight Sunday March 7, 2016

Grades used in this unit are as follows:

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

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


RMIT appeals process is available on the Appeals webpage

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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