OLTC20001 - Design for Learning

General Information

Unit Synopsis

In Design for Learning, you will study learning design principles and processes within the context of tertiary and adult education. You will have the opportunity to critically analyse and reflect on evidence and/or experiences of a previous unit offering to inform ongoing curriculum improvements. On successful completion, you will have prepared a range of learning design artefacts that underpin a new, or redesigned unit of study. These artefacts will adhere to workplace quality and/or accreditation requirements and ultimately inform a unit profile and a Learning Management System presence. You may prepare these artefacts for a unit of your choosing.

Details

Level Postgraduate
Unit Level Not Applicable
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band 1
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Pre-req = OLTC20003 - Nature of Learning and Teaching or OLTC20005 - Adult Learning in Practice

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Residential School No Residential School

Unit Availabilities from Term 2 - 2018

Term 2 - 2018 Profile
Distance
Term 1 - 2019 Profile
Online

Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Assessment Overview

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 6-credit Postgraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Written Assessment 0%
2. Written Assessment 0%

This is a pass/fail (non-graded) unit. To pass the unit, you must pass all of the individual assessment tasks shown in the table above.

Past Exams

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Previous Feedback

Term 1 - 2018 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 4.4 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 76.19% response rate.

Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.

Source: Unit evaluation survey.
Feedback
Useful learning, including authentic assessment.
Recommendation
Maintain learning resources and the assessment strategy.
Action Taken
Learning resources have been updated. The assessment tasks have been fine-tuned.
Source: Unit evaluation survey.
Feedback
Good teaching support from the unit coordinator.
Recommendation
Maintain teaching support level and teaching strategies.
Action Taken
Teaching support levels have been maintained. Best practice teaching strategies have been modelled throughout weekly zoom sessions.
Source: Unit evaluation survey. Personal communication.
Feedback
Excellent assessment feedback.
Recommendation
Maintain teaching support level and assessment feedback strategies.
Action Taken
Teaching support levels have been maintained.
Source: Unit evaluation survey.
Feedback
Too many readings.
Recommendation
Peer review of resources has been undertaken. The outcome of this review was that the resources were commensurate with a Level 8 Postgraduate level of study.
Action Taken
Readings have been maintained in keeping with Level 8 postgraduate study requirements. Some revision of materials has been undertaken.
Source: Unit evaluation survey.
Feedback
Collaborative technology was difficult for some students to use who were not tech savvy.
Recommendation
Students have been supplied with multiple documents, videos and files on how to use Google Docs. Continual support from the unit coordinator of students who are struggling with the collaborative technology will continue.
Action Taken
Technological support for the use of shared Google Docs continued.
Source: Unit evaluation survey.
Feedback
Assessment return timing.
Recommendation
All marking for this unit was returned within the two week timeframe. Extensive continual feedback was given to students before any formal marking of assignments through a collaborative space and this was used to inform changes in their assignments. The delay on this extensive feedback (even though all assessment was marked within the correct timelines) was due to students receiving extensions and then trying to submit by the original due dates for the second assessments. Recommendation is that the unit coordinator be clearer with students about giving and receiving feedback and turnaround times for assessment marking, so that students can make more informed decisions about planning their study.
Action Taken
Ongoing feedback for task development was offered by peers and the lecturer. Marking time-frames were observed and timely feedback was provided to students.
Source: Lecturer T1 2018
Feedback
Review of assessment tasks is required
Recommendation
Assessment tasks should be reviewed to create authentic tasks that allow students to work within the documented mandates of unit accreditation mechanisms and engage fully with 'design for learning' principles with respect to teaching and scaffolding learning for students.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:

  1. Design engaging and challenging units of study that are informed by scholarship
  2. Analyse the impact that policies, procedures and governance frameworks have on learning design
  3. Apply the principles of reflective practice to enhance units of study.

N/A

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3
1 - Written Assessment
2 - Written Assessment
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Advanced Level
Professional Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3
1 - Knowledge
2 - Communication
3 - Cognitive, technical and creative skills
4 - Research
5 - Self-management
6 - Ethical and Professional Responsibility
7 - Leadership
Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes
Advanced Level
Professional Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
1 - Written Assessment
2 - Written Assessment