Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Training Tech Professionals to Teach: Part 7,

In Part 6 I looked at ACM and IEEE CS curriculum guidelines. That was back in December last year. I have been a bit distracted by completing my MEd and teaching. Returning to the issue of how to design a qualification for those teaching IT, perhaps the vocational Graduate Certificate in Digital Education (TAE8031) is the place to start.

There are many universities across Australia offering graduate certificates in education. However, the curriculum for these programs is not standardizer and they are proprietary. That is, the content of the hundreds of similarly named Grad Certs is different and each institution claims ownership of their design (except in some cases where a few institutions share a common design).  

In contrast, the curriculum for the vocational Graduate Certificate in Digital Education (TAE8031) is standardized ac cross all institutions, is publicly available and is freely available for use.

Qualification Description

This qualification reflects the roles of individuals who apply substantial specialised skills and knowledge in the field of education and capability development, using ICT.
In these roles they make high-level, independent judgements in major planning, design, operational and educational outcomes within highly varied and specialised contexts.
The qualification is designed to enhance, but not replace, a teaching or training qualification.
The volume of learning of a Graduate Certificate in Digital Education is typically six months to one year. ...

Packaging Rules

Total number of units = 5
3 core units plus
2 elective units of which:
  • at least 1 unit must be from Group A or Group B below
  • 1 unit from the same group as the first elective chosen, or from any accredited course or endorsed Training Package at Graduate Certificate level or above.
The elective units chosen must be relevant to the work outcome and meet local industry needs.
Core Units
TAEDEL801 Evaluate, implement and use ICT-based educational platforms
TAEDEL802 Use e-learning with social media
TAELED801 Design pedagogy for e-learning
Elective Units
Group A
TAEASS801 Analyse, implement and evaluate e-assessment
TAELED803 Implement improved learning practice
TAELED802 Investigate the application of ICT content knowledge
Group B
BSBRES801 Initiate and lead applied research
ICTICT805 Direct ICT procurement
TAELED804 Review enterprise e-learning systems and solutions implementation ...
From: Graduate Certificate in Digital Education (TAE8031)

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