RMIT University

Course Title: Design and develop learning resources

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2014

Course Code: TCHE5780C

Course Title: Design and develop 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: trainme@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

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

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

None

Course Description

This course covers the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to design and develop resources to support the learning process.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

TAEDES502A Design and develop learning resources

Element:

1. Research the learning resource requirements

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Clarify with the client the brief, focus and type of learning resource

1.2 Research the target audience, their learning needs and the learning environment for the resource

1.3 Gather, collate and analyse relevant existing information

1.4 Identify any ethical and legal considerations and act on them

1.5 Write a development work plan

Element:

2. Design the learning resource and plan the content

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Generate a range of design options using a variety of techniques

2.2 Develop and confirm with the client an outline or prototype for the learning resource

2.3 Analyse content specifications of the learning product and map out proposed content

Element:

3. Develop the learning resource content

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Develop content and content specifications in accordance with the agreed design

3.2 Establish mechanisms for reviewing work in progress

3.3 Ensure any text is clear, concise, grammatically correct and appropriate for the intended audience

3.4 Ensure any visuals are relevant, instructive and appropriate for the intended audience

Element:

4. Review learning resource prior to implementation

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Check resource content to ensure the accuracy and relevance of information against specifications

4.2 Check text, format and visual design for clarity and focus

4.3 Conduct an external review using appropriate review methods and incorporate feedback

4.4 Review final draft against the brief and other relevant criteria to ensure it meets all requirements prior to delivery to the client

Element:

5. Evaluate the design and development process

Performance Criteria:

5.1 Review the design and development process against appropriate evaluation criteria

5.2 Reflect on the development process and methods and identify areas for improvement

5.3 Document identified improvements for future projects


Learning Outcomes


Upon successful completion of this course you will be able to:
. research learning resource requirements
. design learning resources and plan their content
. develop the content of learning resources
. review learning resources prior to implementation
. evaluate the design and development process for producing learning resources
 


Details of Learning Activities

Learning activities are dependent upon the mode of delivery. In this case delivery is online so activities may include but are not limited to:

• blog/wiki discussion and participation
• participation in online discussion boards/threads
• 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
• other online activities as decided by the facilitator


Teaching Schedule

 

February, April, and July intakes


Sem 1, 2014: Weeks 6-7 & 9-10


Week 6: Research the learning resource requirements


Week 7: Design the learning resource and plan the content


Week 9: Develop the learning resource content


Week 10: Review and evaluate the learning resource


Note: While your teacher will cover all the material in the above schedules, the order is subject to change depending on class needs and the availability of speakers.


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. It will be complemented by various web-based material and/or electronic copies of other learning resources as required.


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 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:

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

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

  1. do Assessment 2.1 (workplace project) as described on pp 71-2 of the prescribed text
  2. do Assessment 2.2 as described on pg 72 of the prescribed text

In completing the above tasks please also follow any extra instructions provided by your facilitator.

Submission deadline:


Feb intake: midnight Sunday April 27, 2014

April intake: midnight Sunday July 6, 2014

July intake: midnight Sunday September 21, 2014

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 can be found on pp 73-4 of the prescribed text.

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


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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