Course Title: Apply research to training and assessment practice

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2016

Course Code: TCHE5900C

Course Title: Apply research to training and assessment practice

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: 70

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 undertake research into educational theory and apply this research to improve current training and assessment practice.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

TAERES501A Apply research to training and assessment practice

Element:

1. Prepare research brief relating to training and assessment practice

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Identify purpose of research to be conducted according to the current and future needs of the organisation around training and assessment practice

1.2 Identify and report on rationale for research and proposed research procedures and methodology to be used

1.3 Define activities to be undertaken in conducting the research, timeframe, resource required and expected outcomes in line with organisational practice

1.4 Develop process and criteria to evaluate achievement of the outcomes

1.5 Prepare budget and timelines for the research in line with organisational requirements and constraints

1.6 Present research proposal to relevant personnel for approval, in line with organisational procedures

Element:

2. Conduct research in training and assessment practice

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Manage and conduct research activities using effective techniques for project management, implementation and data collection

2.2 Collect data and record appropriate project activities in line with the research proposal

2.3 Analyse data from research in relation to its application to improving current and future training and assessment practice

Element:

3. Investigate and apply educational theory to the research

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Identify appropriate sources of information to identify relevant educational theory

3.2 Apply appropriate educational theories to the outcomes of the training and assessment research

3.3 Make recommendations for training and assessment development and improvement in line with the identified current and future needs of the organisation

Element:

4. Report on application of educational theory to training and assessment practice

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Prepare relevant documentation on research findings using academic referencing and citation protocols, for presentation to key personnel

4.2 Make recommendations for action to improve current and future training and assessment practice based on the research findings and present to relevant personnel for approval

4.3 Establish criteria to monitor and evaluate new practices based on the research recommendations and recommend monitoring and evaluation processes

Element:

5. Review entire process

Performance Criteria:

5.1 Design a process to review the research procedures, methodologies, data collection, analysis and reporting

5.2 Conduct the review in consultation with key personnel

5.3 Make recommendations for further research based on the review


Learning Outcomes


Upon successful completion of this course you will be able to:

1. Prepare research brief relating to training and assessment practice
2. Conduct research in training and assessment practice
3. Investigate and apply educational theory to the research
4. Report on application of educational theory to training and assessment practice
5. Review entire process
 


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 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, TAEDEL501A Facilitate e-learning & 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 4 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 :

  • 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 http://www1.rmit.edu.au/students/assessment

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

 For students who commenced February 2016:

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: Conduct and report on a research project in training and assessment practice which incorporates relevant educational theory.

Task 2: Conduct and report on a review of the research project undertaken in Task 1.

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>myStudies.

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 deadline:

Tasks 1-3 need to be submitted by midnight Friday Nov 4, 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

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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