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
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
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
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
TAEDES513 – Design and develop e-learning resources
About Lesson

One typical and widely used Learning Management System (LMS) is Moodle. Moodle is an open-source LMS that offers a range of e-learning technologies and tools. Let’s take a look at 7 features that enable effective eLearning. Firstly…

  1. Course Creation and Management:
    • Moodle allows trainers to create and manage courses with flexible settings. They can upload course content in various formats, including text, video, and interactive lessons, and organize them into sections or modules.
  2. Assessment Tools:
    • Quizzes and assignments can be created with different question types and grading methods. Trainers can set deadlines, attempt limits, and provide feedback and grades directly through the platform.
  3. Forums and Communication Tools:
    • Moodle facilitates communication through forums, direct messages, and announcements. Forums can be used for class discussions, Q&A sessions, and peer-to-peer interaction.
  4. Interactive Learning Activities:
    • Tools like wikis, glossaries, and databases enable interactive learning. Learners can contribute content, collaborate on projects, and engage with learning materials actively.
  5. Tracking and Reporting:
    • Activity Logs: Moodle tracks every click a learner makes within the course. This includes when they log in, which resources they access, and their participation in activities.
    • Completion Tracking: Trainers can set completion criteria for activities and resources. Moodle tracks and reports on learners’ progress against these criteria.
    • Gradebook: All grades for assignments, quizzes, and other graded activities are compiled in the Moodle gradebook, allowing trainers to monitor academic performance.
    • Analytics and Reporting: Moodle’s reporting tools provide insights into learner engagement, activity, and progress. Reports can be generated on various aspects, such as course completion, activity participation, and time spent on the course.
  6. Accessibility Features:
    • Moodle is designed to be accessible, supporting screen readers, and offering customizable text sizes and colors to accommodate different needs.
  7. Integration with External Tools:
    • Moodle can integrate with various external tools and plugins, enhancing its functionality. This includes plagiarism detection software, content repositories, and video conferencing tools.

By leveraging these technologies and tools, trainers can create a dynamic and interactive e-learning environment, effectively deliver content, assess learner performance, and closely monitor learner engagement and progress. This comprehensive monitoring capability is crucial for identifying learners who might need additional support and for continually improving the course based on learner interactions and feedback.