Distance education allows for flexible, self-paced learning from anywhere in the world. But there’s more to distance education than meets the eye. It also encourages engagement, information uptake and retention when delivered correctly. This course is for teaching distance education and is ideal teachers, tutors, trainers and coaches.
The Certificate of Distance Education is a professional development program that will develop your teaching skills to deliver distance education programs professionally.
In this distance education course, you will learn about the advantages and disadvantages of distance education, the adaption of teacher-learner models, different styles of delivery, and administrative tasks.
You will also develop skills in supporting distance education students, from assignment help to counselling, career advice, online chats, video conferencing, structuring exercises and facilitating small group work.
On completion of this course, you will feel confident in teaching distance education to support distance education students.
Unit - Delivering Distance Education
Unit 1 – Scope and Nature of Distance Education
Trends in Education
Changes in the World and their Impact on Distance Education
Growth in Distance Education Industry
Advantages and Disadvantages of Distance Education
Forms of Distance Education
Traditional Distance Education (paper-based education)
Mentor guided projects or research
Video or audio courses
Real Time Conferencing
What Style of Study Works Best
Adapting Teacher-Learning Models to Distance Education
Cognitive Development Model
Comparing Online Education with Traditional Distance Education
Unit 2 – Getting the Student Started
Profiling Students who are New to Distance Education
Making the Transition
Getting Past the First Lesson
How to Do Assignments
Unit 3 – Supporting Students
Introduction to Nature and Benefits of Support Services in Distance Education
Types of Support Services
Guidelines for Counselling New or Prospective Students
Guidelines for Completing Assignments
Help with Research
Unit 4 – Real Time Support
Dealing with Practical Work
Workshops and Attended Events
Conducting Structured Exercises in Small Groups
Unit 5 – Managing Resources
Scope of Resources
Cost of Resourcing
Considering Resourcing Options
PBL Project to manage resources for a specified distance education course.
Unit 6 – Assessment
Various Approaches to Assessment
Types of Assessment for Distance Education
Submitting and Processing Assignments
Exam Procedures and Processes
Unit 7 – Student Administration
Advice for Prospective Students
Managing Feedback and Course Improvement
Unit 8 – Communication Skills
Interpersonal Communication Skills for Distance Education
Classroom Education does not Suit Everyone
Understanding What Impairs a Student’s Focus
Unit 9 – Supporting Graduates
Cost Vs. Benefit
Assistance with C.V.’s
Ongoing Use of Student Services
When you study with Australian Online Courses you will be assessed using a competency-based training method. Competency-based training focuses on a learner’s ability to receive, respond to and process information to achieve a competency result. As such, skills-based and knowledge assessments are geared towards attainment to meet industry-defined standards.
Assessment will be comprised of written assignments and exercises, including short answer questions, reports, essays, research projects and reflective tasks. There are no examinations or due dates for assessment. As a result, you can complete training in your own time and at your own pace with the assistance of unlimited tutor support.
Why Choose Australian Online Courses?
Professional development that is widely recognised and respected;
Improve your employment opportunities;
Study online, anywhere via our elearning system;
High-quality professional development programs written by industry experts;
No entry requirements;
All course materials provided online – no textbooks to buy;
Unlimited tutor support;
Easy to understand course content;
We offer twelve (12) months’ access, with extensions available upon application (fees apply);
Certificate of Attainment/Completion issued for your CV (hard copy provided); and
Course may be tax deductible; see your tax advisor.
How long will it take to complete this course?
The approximate study hours for this course is 100 hours. We offer twelve (12) months’ access, with extensions available upon application (fees apply).
Can I purchase optional printed materials?
While printed materials are not available for purchase, PDF copies are available for download and self-printing for this program.
When can I start this course?
You can start within 60 minutes during business hours when you enrol and pay in full with a credit card!
Credit card: Within 60 mins during business hours.
BPAY: Within 1-2 working days.
Internet Banking: Within 1-2 working days.
Cheque/Money Order: Upon receipt of mailed cheque.
Will I receive a certificate upon completion of this course?
Yes! You will receive a Certificate of Attainment upon successful completion of your assessment.
Do I need to attend classes or undertake any work placements?
No. All courses are delivered online via our e-learning system and there are no work placement requirements in this course.
What support can I expect from Australian Online Courses?
Unlimited tutor support is available throughout your studies via email during business hours Monday to Friday. Our Administrative team are available Monday to Friday via email, live chat and telephone.
I am an international student. Can I enrol into this course?
Yes! We accept enrolments from individuals both within Australia and internationally; location is no barrier to entry into our programs.