Thoughts on curriculum for Assessment 2

For the second assessment I am considering using a unit from the Training and Assessment Training Package – TAEDES503A – Design and develop e-learning resources from the qualification TAE50211 Diploma of Training Design and Development. The primary focus of this unit is the design and development of e-learning resources and reflects primarily the ADDIE instructional design framework. The prerequisite for this unit is that students must already hold the Certificate IV in Training and Assessment, and are currently training in a VET environment.

Person thinkingI am looking at utilizing a flipped classroom model (Sams and Bergmann, 2013) and will utilize a project-based portfolio as the final summative assessment, due at the end of the course. Content for the students ‘home’ learning will be housed in the Moodle Learning Management System. The affordances  as outlined by Bower (2008) in my previous post ‘Affordances of Moodle – a multiplatform application‘ show that this software it is a viable option for the flipped learning model.

In the assessment I am planning on incorporating technology into three sessions with each session being three (3) hours in length. These sessions are taken from the series of 10 that I would normally take to teach the whole unit. Students are expected to work through a small interactive SCORM  (Sharable Content Object Reference Model) learning object in Moodle prior to each session.

The principles outlined in the learning objects are reviewed and then the students implement them ina variety of project-based avtivities resulting in the following outputs:

  1. Moodle HTML page
  2. Learning Design Plan – overarching
  3. Storyboard first draft.

Software proposed

Moodle – Learning Management System. Free download and install. To run online with students needs to be installed on a Linux Server.

Learning Design Tool (LDT) – VET specific software that assists the user in creating a learning design experience for a learning resource. This is a free tool with the output being a Microsoft Word document.

Draw.io – to create flow charts that are required for two sections in the LDT. Very simple to use and looks very similar to outputs from Visio. This gives you the ability to save locally or to a Google or Dropbox account.

Microsoft Word storyboard template- to create story boards for online or multimedia resources.

Technology proposed

Class set of laptops – with internet connections

Teacher computer – with internet connection

Data projector – linked to the teacher computer.

References

Bower, M. (2008). Affordance analysis – matching learning tasks with learning technologies. Educational Media International, 45(1), 3-15. doi: 10.1080/09523980701847115

Draw.io,. (2015). Flow Chart Maker & Online Diagram Software. Retrieved 19 January 2015, from https://www.draw.io/

Instructionaldesign.org,. (2015). ADDIE Model. Retrieved 19 January 2015, from http://www.instructionaldesign.org/models/addie.html

Ldt.eworks.edu.au,. (2010). Australian Flexible Learning Framework. Retrieved 19 January 2015, from http://ldt.eworks.edu.au/

Moodle.org,. (2015). Moodle – Open-source learning platform | Moodle.org. Retrieved 19 January 2015, from https://moodle.org/

Sams, A., & Bergmann, J. (2013). Flip Your Students’ Learning. Educational Leadership, 2013, Vol.70(6), P.16-20, Vol.70(6), p. 16-20.

SCORM,. (2008). SCORM Explained. Retrieved 19 January 2015, from http://scorm.com/scorm-explained/

 

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