This unit describes the skills and knowledge to participate effectively in an online collaborative learning environment for tertiary study such as online group activities and discussions.
This unit applies to learners seeking to enter tertiary study through alternative pathways who will need to participate effectively in collaborative learning in online study environments.

Unit details

Study level:
Vocational and further education (TAFE)
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Assessment tasks will be designed to reinforce and extend knowledge and skill competence within set and controlled parameters in accordance with each unit's learning outcomes and performance criteria requirements, including the setting of work based practical application tasks designed to provide evidence of competence outcomes, within periodic and scheduled timelines. Students will be expected to demonstrate the following required skills: *Communication skills to: - respond in online discussion - ask for and give feedback - use online tools to communicate effectively with group members *Technology skills to - access and use features of online platforms - access and use online communications tools *Digital literacy skills to: - compose and respond to online posts - prepare questions and answers for online activity - use online platforms to complete group activities *Problem solving skills to - determine appropriate language for participation in online interaction - deal with possible break downs in online group activity - use reflective processes to evaluate online learning - seek assistance as required - prioritise activities and meet deadlines Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: *online discussion protocols and etiquette *privacy and security principles when engaging in online learning *common online communication tools

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