Formats and tools
- Unit Description
- Reconstruct the unit from the xml and display it as an HTML page.
- Assessment Tool
- an assessor resource that builds a framework for writing an assessment tool
- Assessment Template
- generate a spreadsheet for marking this unit in a classroom environment. Put student names in the top row and check them off as they demonstrate competenece for each of the unit's elements and performance criteria.
- Assessment Matrix
- a slightly different format than the assessment template. A spreadsheet with unit names, elements and performance criteria in separate columns. Put assessment names in column headings to track which performance criteria each one covers. Good for ensuring that you've covered every one of the performance criteria with your assessment instrument (all assessement tools together).
- Wiki Markup
- mark up the unit in a wiki markup codes, ready to copy and paste into a wiki page. The output will work in most wikis but is designed to work particularly well as a Wikiversity learning project.
- Evidence Guide
- create an evidence guide for workplace assessment and RPL applicants
- Competency Mapping Template
- Unit of Competency Mapping – Information for Teachers/Assessors – Information for Learners. A template for developing assessments for a unit, which will help you to create valid, fair and reliable assessments for the unit, ready to give to trainers and students
- Observation Checklist
- create an observation checklist for workplace assessment and RPL applicants. This is similar to the evidence guide above, but a little shorter and friendlier on your printer. You will also need to create a seperate Assessor Marking Guide for guidelines on gathering evidence and a list of key points for each activity observed using the unit's range statement, required skills and evidence required (see the unit's html page for details)
- Self Assessment Survey
- A form for students to assess thier current skill levels against each of the unit's performance criteria. Cut and paste into a web document or print and distribute in hard copy.
- Moodle Outcomes
- Create a csv file of the unit's performance criteria to import into a moodle course as outcomes, ready to associate with each of your assignments. Here's a quick 'how to' for importing these into moodle 2.x
- Registered Training Organisations
- Trying to find someone to train or assess you? This link lists all the RTOs that are currently registered to deliver TAEDEL403A, 'Coordinate and facilitate distance-based learning'.
- Google Links
- links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
- Reference books for 'Coordinate and facilitate distance-based learning' on fishpond.com.au. This online store has a huge range of books, pretty reasonable prices, free delivery in Australia *and* they give a small commission to ntisthis.com for every purchase, so go nuts :)
Elements and Performance Criteria
1. Prepare for distance-based learning
1.1. Access, read and interpret learning strategy and learning program to determine learning objectives and outcomes to be met
1.2. Develop knowledge of group, individual learner styles and learner characteristics to support effective planning for distance-based learning
1.3. Select and evaluate learning resources for appropriateness, and contextualise them for distance-based learning where required
1.4. Develop distance delivery-management plan, using knowledge of learning principles and research to date
1.5. Identify and organise support mechanisms and means of communicating with learners
2. Manage distance-based learners
2.1. Confirm expectations and requirements through direct contact and clarify any issues or questions
2.2. Establish distance-based learning relationships between trainer/facilitator and learners
2.3. Progressively distribute learning resources and learning materials according to plan and learner needs
3. Monitor learner progress
3.1. Monitor and document learner progress to ensure outcomes are being achieved and individual learner needs are being met
3.2. Develop and implement strategies to address learner difficulties and techniques for maintaining motivation and commitment
3.3. Provide support and guidance outside the formal communication process, where appropriate
3.4. Maintain, store and secure learner records according to organisational and legal requirements
4. Review distance-based learning process
4.1. Gather feedback to review own management of the distance-based process
4.2. Analyse feedback to determine success of the distance-based learning in meeting learner needs and expectations
4.3. Reflect on own performance as a coordinator/facilitator and document improvement plans
4.4. Identify and document options for improving the distance-based learning process, and discuss with relevant personnel for future action