Teacher

TEACHERperspective

The teacher perspective asks you to consider your practice from the educator's point of view. It includes the development of teachers for eLearning, their different roles in the process and the evaluation of practice.

The planning, design and preparation of eLearning and assessment materials for delivery to a set of learners. It considers collaborative design, teaching, learner skills, needs and support.

eLearning guidelines:

TD 1: Is the use of eLearning the most appropriate way to achieve the intended learning outcomes?

TD 2: Is consideration given to ways in which face-to-face opportunities may complement eLearning and eTeaching?

TD 3:How can library staff support access to relevant digital resources for the programme?

TD 4: Are eLearning materials within the boundaries of copyright and digital licensing agreements?

TD 5: Are staff development personnel involved in the introduction of new approaches, tools and materials?

TD 6: Is there a high level of interaction designed for, structured and supported?

TD 7: Have minimum standards for eLearning engagement and interaction been agreed upon for teachers and learners?

TD 8: Are online assessment practices safe, secure, fair reliable and valid?

TD 9: Do the assessments reflect learners' content knowledge and practice separate from their digital skill level?

TD 10: Is technology an enabler rather than a barrier to learners in assessment situations?

TD 11: Will students receive guidance on study skills for the eLearning environment?

TD 12: Are staff adequately supported and professionally developed to learn about and use required learning technologies and online resources?

TD 13: Do teaching staff engage in an online teaching orientation programme?

To support the effective delivery of eTeaching and eLearning. It considers teaching, collaboration, professional development and technical aspects.

eLearning guidelines:

TI 1: Do teaching staff introduce and support the development of digital information and technical skills relevant to their course?

TI 2: Do teaching staff provide advice to learners on online etiquette, including effective and ethical communication techniques for online discussions and email?

TI 3:Are guidelines in place for teachers about establishing virtual professional relationships with learners?

TI 4: Are teachers able to monitor online course activity to consider areas needing additional teaching support?

TI 5: Is learner online engagement monitored?

TI 6: Do the activities support the development of a learning community?

TI 7: Can learners practise using the required online assessment tools they need for submitting assessments?

TI 8: Are assessments designed to lessen the opportunity for plagiarism?

TI 9: Are learners required to digitally declare their work is their own?

TI 10: Has there been consideration of the use of digital tools to detect plagiarism?

The forward planning for ongoing improvement and sustainability of eLearning. It considers ongoing professional development and the gathering and use of evidence for continued improvement and effectiveness.

eLearning guidelines:

TE 1: Is learning design informed by recent research on effective eLearning?

TE 2: Are innovations in eLearning supported by staff developers and other staff?

TE 3: Do teaching staff maintain and improve their digital information literacy skills?

TE 4: Are learning analytics collected to inform teaching and learning decisions?

TE 5: Do evaluations on why learners did not complete the course include review of the digital elements?

TE 6: Is learner feedback reviewed and considered for enhancements?

 

Guidelines

Download the complete list of eLearning guidelines and references for the teacher perspective.

Workbook

Download the Teacher Perspective Workbook to support your engagement with the eLearning guidelines.