Delivering Distance Education Online Course

Delivering Distance Education Online Course
Full Fee $595.00 incl GST - Best Value!
Payment Plan $800.00 incl GST
Exam Optional
Tutor Support Yes unlimited by email
Qualification Certificate

Distance Education is one of the strongest growth areas in vocational and tertiary education. There are two main reasons for this:

  • People are busier than ever before, moving location, working odd hours etc, so there is a greater need than ever for people to be able to study where and when they are able to find the time.
  • Technology has enabled distance education to be delivered more effectively than ever before.

Learn the technical and personal skills required to tutor and teach in this rewarding sector in this course.

Course Aims:

  • Identify differences between various modes of distance education and other forms of education.
  • Determine appropriate methods for communicating with, and motivating action from, new distance education students.
  • Provide effective support services to students undertaking distance education studies.
  • Explain the ways that teachers and students can work together by using effective listening skills, problem solving techniques, empathy and other interactive strategies to maintain effective and meaningful relationships in the learning process.
  • Manage physical and human resources within a distance education program to achieve appropriate benefit for cost expended.
  • Conduct effective assessment of distance education students.
  • Conduct effective administration of distance education students.
  • Improve students’ and teachers’ ability to communicate effectively in a distance education environment.
  • Provide support for graduates upon or following completion of a distance education course.

Detailed Course Outline

There are 9 lessons in this course:

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
  • Online
  • E Learning
  • Blended learning
  • What Style of Study Works Best
  • Adapting Teacher-Learning Models to Distance Education
  • Exposition Model
  • Behavioural Model
  • Cognitive Development Model
  • Interaction Model
  • Transaction Model
  • Comparing Online Education with Traditional Distance Education

Getting the Student Started

  • Profiling Students who are New to Distance Education
  • Making the Transition
  • Getting Past the First Lesson
  • How to Do Assignments
  • Time Management
  • Writing Style
  • Completing Assignments

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
  • Student Feedback

Real Time Support

  • Introduction
  • Dealing with Practical Work
  • Telephone Conference
  • Online Chat
  • Video Conferencing
  • Mentoring
  • Workshops and Attended Events
  • Conducting Structured Exercises in Small Groups
  • Listening Skills
  • Emphatic Listening
  • Conflict

Managing Resources

  • Scope of Resources
  • Cost of Resourcing
  • Considering Resourcing Options
  • PBL Project to manage resources for a specified distance education course.


  • Introduction
  • Various Approaches to Assessment
  • Grading
  • Types of Assessment for Distance Education
  • Submitting and Processing Assignments
  • Marking Exams
  • Exam Procedures and Processes
  • Plagiarism
  • Practical Examination

Student Administration

  • Introduction
  • Advice for Prospective Students
  • Enrollment Procedures
  • Student Records
  • Managing Feedback and Course Improvement

Communication Skills

  • Introduction
  • Interpersonal Communication Skills for Distance Education
  • Classroom Education does not Suit Everyone
  • Understanding What Impairs a Student’s Focus

Supporting Graduates

  • Cost Vs. Benefit
  • Alumni
  • Direct Support
  • Assistance with C.V.’s
  • Networking Services
  • Career Advice
  • Ongoing Use of Student Services
  • News Bulletins

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