Relationship to competency standards

Unit Description

This unit deals with the skills and knowledge required to provide basic organisation and support of learning through the use of electronic learning materials. It involves constructing and sustaining support processes to allow for learner engagement and management.

The unit begins by drawing contrasts and comparisons between the use of electronic materials and traditional face-to-face learning. The unit then explains the basic computer skills required by education support workers and teacher aides. This discussion includes highlighting the similarities and differences between the Internet and a school’s Intranet.

The trainer then demonstrates the use of common software programs, plug-ins, DVDs and other devices. Learners are then invited to show their own capabilities across a number of software programs, the Internet, the school’s Intranet and various devices.

The unit then explores the barriers to the successful integration of electronic learning materials with particular emphasis placed upon common barriers experienced by learners. This dialogue encompasses strategies for helping pupils get the best learning from electronic resources.

The unit concludes by highlighting common hardware and software malfunctions with the different avenues available to solve these problems.

Teaching Strategies

Unit offerings

Face to face: (Demand based)

Please note

The Unit Offerings listed above are a guide only and the timetable for any year is the final authority. The College may vary offerings based on demand, regulatory requirements, continual improvement processes or other conditions.

This unit may be available in different modes of delivery i.e. online and face-to-face as listed above. The unit content will not differ between these modes of delivery. There will possibly be a difference in the schedule and/or the prescribed assessment tasks, however both will cover and assess the same content.