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MEU9008

Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

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Monash University Handbook 2010 Postgraduate - Unit

3 points, SCA Band 1, 0.0625 EFTSL

LevelPostgraduate
FacultyFaculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
OfferedClayton First semester 2010 (Day)
Clayton First semester 2010 (Off-campus)
Clayton Second semester 2010 (Day)
Clayton Second semester 2010 (Off-campus)
Nott Summer semester A 2010 (HILL)
Coordinator(s)Dr Robyn Benson

Synopsis

This unit will develop the participant's ability to identify and apply principles of
good e-learning design, drawing on relevant aspects of contemporary learning theories. Participants will design and implement an e-learning environment based on a specific learning and teaching context, the characteristics of the students, and the resources available. The design will include appropriate strategies for communication, learning activities, content development, assessment and evaluation. Participants will implement an evaluation of an elearning environment, reflecting on the design and identifying further action.

Objectives

On completion of this unit participants will be able to:

  1. identify and apply principles of good e-learning design;
  2. identify appropriate steps for planning, designing, developing and evaluating an e-learning environment for students;
  3. implement an e-learning design, based on a specific learning and teaching context, and the characteristics of the participants;
  4. accommodate development issues such as time, cost, accessibility, usability and compliance with copyright law in the preparation of learning materials;
  5. plan electronic formative and summative assessment items which focus on the improvement of student learning;
  6. select and implement appropriate strategies for evaluating innovations in an e-learning design.

Assessment

E-learning environment plan and justification (20%)
E-learning environment development (50%)
E-learning environment evaluation (20%)
Teaching portfolio (10%)
Online discussion activity (hurdle)

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Charlotte Brack

Contact hours

Off-campus students:
Six (6) hours per week