This unit deals with the skills and knowledge required to provide basic organisation and support of learning through the use of electronic learning materials. It involves constructing and sustaining support processes to allow for learner engagement and management.
The unit begins by drawing contrasts and comparisons between the use of electronic materials and traditional face-to-face learning. The unit then explains the basic computer skills required by education support workers and teacher aides. This discussion includes highlighting the similarities and differences between the Internet and a school’s Intranet.
The trainer then demonstrates the use of common software programs, plug-ins, DVDs and other devices. Learners are then invited to show their own capabilities across a number of software programs, the Internet, the school’s Intranet and various devices.
The unit then explores the barriers to the successful integration of electronic learning materials with particular emphasis placed upon common barriers experienced by learners. This dialogue encompasses strategies for helping pupils get the best learning from electronic resources.
The unit concludes by highlighting common hardware and software malfunctions with the different avenues available to solve these problems.