TAEDEL403A - Coordinate and Facilitate Distance-based Learning - 2012

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Unit summary


  • Level of Study: Vocational Education, Training
  • Study load: 0.052 EFTSL
  • Delivery method: Fully Online
  • Prerequisites: No
  • Duration: 13 weeks
  • Government loans available: None
  • Availability for 2012: SP1 , SP2 , SP3 , SP4
  • Assessment: Assessment - Competency-based assessment (70%) , Assignment - Online resource and activities (30%)

Unit provided by

2012 Fees
Domestic 300.00
International 525.00

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to coordinate and facilitate a distance-based learning process. This included preparing for distance-based learning; managing distance-based learners, monitoring learner progress and reviewing distance-based learning process.

At the completion of this unit students will be able to:

  1. prepare for distance-based learning
  2. manage distance-based learners
  3. monitor learner progress
  4. review distance-based learning process.
  • Assessment — Competency-based assessment (70%)
  • Assignment — Online resource and activities (30%)

There are no prerequisites for this unit.

  • Additional materials
  • Broadband access
  • Other special requirement — Access to a workplace or simulated workplace environment

This unit addresses the following topics.

1Access, read and interpret learning strategy and learning program to determine learning objectives and outcomes to be met
2Develop knowledge of group, individual learner styles and learner characteristics to support effective planning for distance-based learning
3Select and evaluate learning resources for appropriateness, and contextualise them for distance-based learning where required
4Develop distance delivery-management plan, using knowledge of learning principles and research to date
5Identify and organise support mechanisms and means of communicating with learners
6Confirm expectations and requirements through direct contact and clarify any issues or questions
7Establish distance-based learning relationships between trainer/facilitator and learners
8Progressively distribute learning resources and learning materials according to plan and learner needs
9Monitor and document learner progress to ensure outcomes are being achieved and individual learner needs are being met
10Develop and implement strategies to address learner difficulties and techniques for maintaining motivation and commitment
11Provide support and guidance outside the formal communication process, where appropriate
12Maintain, store and secure learner records according to organisational and legal requirements
13Gather feedback to review own management of the distance-based process
14Analyse feedback to determine success of the distance-based learning in meeting learner needs and expectations
15Reflect on own performance as a coordinator/facilitator and document improvement plans
16Identify and document options for improving the distance-based learning process, and discuss with relevant personnel for future action

This unit is delivered using the following methods and materials:

Instructional Methods

  • Blogs
  • Discussion Forum/Discussion Board
  • Embedded Multimedia
  • Glossary
  • Online Quizzes/Tests
  • Online assignment submission
  • Web links

This unit is an approved elective in the following courses:

This unit may be eligible for credit towards other courses:

  1. Many undergraduate courses on offer through OUA include 'open elective' where any OUA unit can be credited to the course. You need to check the Award Requirements on the course page for the number of allowed open electives and any level limitations.
  2. In other cases, the content of this unit might be relevant to a course on offer through OUA or elsewhere. In order to receive credit for this unit in the course you will need to supply the provider institution with a copy of the Unit Profile in the approved format, which you can download here. Note that the Unit Profile is set at the start of the year, and if textbooks change this may not match the Co-Op textbook list.

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