Information and guidance for delivering learning online.
Online learning is learning enabled by technology. It is a flexible option for providers, trainers, and students.
When you deliver online learning, as with all delivery modes:
- Maintain compliance with the Standards for RTOs 2015.
- Follow the training package rules.
Modes of online learning
E-learning is the umbrella term for all online learning methods.
- where the student learns online: on site or remotely
- how the student learns online: digital devices and the internet.
Students learn in an online environment using digital tools to interact. This may include face-to-face workplace assessment, which can be a requirement of the training package.
Blended learning can be:
- Students learning through a mix of online and face-to-face. For example, off-the-job training conducted online with a block of on-the-job training.
- Students engaging with the trainer and other students in a class through a mix of online and face-to-face. For example, remote and in-person students taking part at the same time using technology like video conferencing.
Students and trainers connect at the same time but in different locations.
Students can often choose when, where, and how to connect. Course materials are available online, allowing students to self-pace.
Distance learning refers to the geographical location of the student. The student is remote to the trainer. It can include online and traditional learning methods.
Guidance for providers delivering online
Steps to support quality online delivery and avoid risks.
Understand how the Standards for RTOs 2015 and the ESOS National code apply to online delivery.
- Planning online learning
- Marketing and enrolment for online learning
- Online student support
- Online training and assessment