Course Content
Preparing to design eLearning resources
1.1 Identify and clarify purpose, target group and mode of delivery relevant to learning resource design 1.2 Analyse target group characteristics and identify their foundation skill and learning support needs relevant to e-learning resource design 1.3 Access and analyse nationally recognised training products to identify the skills and knowledge requirements 1.4 Identify organisational procedures for designing and developing e-learning resources
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Plan & design e-learning resources
2.1 Review own skills and knowledge and plan to address identified gaps in subject matter expertise, industry relevance and industry currency according to organisational procedures 2.2 Determine steps and estimate time needed for the design and development of e-learning resources 2.3 Document and confirm the e-learning resource development plan 3.1 Review and select options for e-learning resource design appropriate for purpose, target group, mode of delivery and required skills and knowledge 3.2 Experiment with traditional and digital methods to create required visual learning opportunities 3.3 Analyse and break required skills and knowledge into manageable sessions and arrange and sequence the sessions to support learner progression 3.4 Document and confirm the e-learning resource design approach
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Developing eLearning materials
4.1 Develop course content shell, interactive media components, sequences, interactivity and content templates 4.2 Develop e-learning material content and activities to progress, support and engage learners 4.3 Embed digital e-learning tools for asynchronous learning 4.4 Use classification techniques to develop content inventory and detail levels of hierarchy 4.5 Develop e-learning training material content to guide VET teachers, trainers and assessors 4.6 Document e-learning resources and maintain an amount of training register according to organisational procedures
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Trialling and finalising your eLearning resources
5.1 Plan for trial of e-learning resources with potential users 5.2 Trial e-learning resource and collect and record trial feedback 5.3 Analyse and use trial feedback to improve e-learning resources 6.1 Check and confirm e-learning resources are industry relevant and industry current 6.2 Check and confirm e-learning resources are clear and tailored to target group 6.3 Map e-learning resources to nationally recognised training products to confirm validity 6.4 Check and confirm resources comply with legislative and regulatory requirements and are accurate and free of spelling, grammar and formatting errors 6.5 Check and confirm third-party content is attributed according to organisational procedures 6.6 Check and confirm content, links and interactive media components are displayed and error free
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TAEDES513 – Design and develop e-learning resources
About Lesson

Every organisation will have variations for each of the following processes. Consider how your organisation currently operates and ensure you are familiar with your responsibilities to adhere to each of these when creating eLearning content.

Organisational Processes for eLearning Development:

1. Branding & formatting:

  • Process:
    • Define the eLearning program’s brand identity, aligning it with the overall organisational brand.
    • Observe the requirements of any style guide that outlines visual elements like logos, colours, fonts, layout and tone of voice.
    • Ensure consistency in branding and formatting across all learning materials.
    • Benefits: Creates a professional image, fosters learner recognition, and reinforces the organisation’s message.

 

2. Copyright:

  • Process:
    • Establish a clear copyright policy for the organization’s eLearning materials.
    • Secure permission for any third-party content (text, images, videos) used.
    • Clearly attribute sources and consider using Creative Commons licenses for original content.
    • Benefits: Mitigates copyright infringement risks and protects intellectual property.

 

3. Intellectual Property (IP) Rights and Management:

  • Process:
    • Identify all IP involved in eLearning development (course content, software, assessments).
    • Develop an IP management plan outlining ownership rights, access controls, and licensing strategies.
    • Implement procedures for tracking and safeguarding IP assets.
    • Benefits: Protects valuable intellectual property and ensures proper use of internal and external resources.

 

4. Privacy and Confidentiality:

  • Process:
    • Comply with relevant data privacy regulations (e.g., GDPR in Europe).
    • Develop a privacy policy outlining how learner data is collected, stored, and used.
    • Implement data security measures (e.g., encryption) to protect learner information.
    • Provide learners with control over their data and clear opt-out options.
    • Benefits: Builds trust with learners, avoids privacy breaches, and demonstrates responsible data handling practices.

 

5. Security Protocols:

  • Process:
    • Conduct security risk assessments for the eLearning platform and learning management system (LMS).
    • Implement access controls and user authentication protocols.
    • Regularly update software and security patches to address vulnerabilities.
    • Educate learners on cybersecurity best practices (e.g., strong passwords).
    • Benefits: Protects learner data from unauthorised access, hacking attempts, and data breaches.

 

6. Plagiarism and Attribution:

  • Process:
    • Implement a plagiarism detection tool to scan content for originality.
    • Establish clear guidelines for citing sources and proper attribution practices.
    • Train eLearning developers on best practices for avoiding plagiarism.
    • Encourage a culture of ethical content creation.
    • Benefits: Ensures academic integrity, avoids copyright infringement, and gives credit to original sources.

 

7. Arranging Subject Matter Expertise (SME):

  • Process:
    • Identify the specific subject matter expertise needed for the eLearning content.
    • Develop a clear communication plan with the SME, outlining their roles and responsibilities.
    • Facilitate knowledge transfer sessions between the SME and eLearning developers.
    • Provide ongoing support and resources for the SME during the development process.
    • Benefits: Enhances the accuracy and credibility of the eLearning content, grounding it in real-world expertise.

 

3. Reviewing Development Process and Practices:

  • Process:
    • Schedule regular internal reviews of the eLearning development process at key stages.
    • Gather feedback from stakeholders, including SMEs, instructional designers, and developers.
    • Analyse data on learner engagement and performance to identify areas for improvement.
    • Implement a continuous improvement process to refine eLearning development practices.
    • Benefits: Maintains high-quality standards, identifies areas for optimisation, and ensures the development process is efficient and effective.

 

8. Accessing Industry Information to Ensure Industry Relevance and Currency:

  • Process:
    • Subscribe to industry publications, reports, and research databases.
    • Network with industry professionals and organisations.
    • Encourage participation in industry conferences and events.
    • Integrate real-world case studies, scenarios, and data into the eLearning content.
    • Benefits: Keeps the eLearning content current with industry trends and best practices, improving its relevance for learners.

 

5. Leading e-Learning Resource Projects:

  • Process:
    • Develop a clear project plan with defined milestones, timelines, and resource allocation.
    • Establish effective communication channels between team members and stakeholders.
    • Manage risks and dependencies throughout the project lifecycle.
    • Track project progress and performance against goals.
    • Benefits: Ensures projects are delivered on time, within budget, and meet established quality standards.

 

9. Using Digital Tools and Technology:

  • Process:
    • Select appropriate eLearning authoring tools based on project needs and budget.
    • Invest in training and support for developers on using the chosen tools effectively.
    • Explore the use of multimedia elements (video, audio, simulations) to enhance engagement.
    • Leverage learning management systems (LMS) for efficient content delivery and tracking.
    • Benefits: Streamlines the development process, improves content quality, and creates a more interactive and engaging learning experience.