Management of e-Learning Resource Development and Delivery in Vocational Education Institution: The Cascading Model

By Kulari De Silva Lokuge.

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This paper discusses how e-learning resource development and delivery (RDD) is managed using ‘The Cascading Professional Development (PD) Model’ at Holmesglen Institute of TAFE (HIT) an Australian Vocational Education and Training Institute in Melbourne. The paper provides reasons for selecting ‘The Cascading PD Model’ and describes the implementation process that embedded the management functions within the ELF role. The model was adopted as a strategy to embed e-learning within main stream learning. ‘The Cascading PD Model’ assisted in generating an active group of e-learning facilitators (affectionately known as ELFs) who orchestrate within their teaching centres to promote and implement e-learning.

Keywords: e-Learning, Cascading Model, Professional Development, Knowledge

The International Journal of Learning, Volume 14, Issue 12, pp.247-254. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 566.411KB).

Dr Kulari De Silva Lokuge

Teacher, Team Leader (E-learning FacilitatorTeam ), Business Services Centre, Training and Development Services, Holmesglen TAFE and Charles Stutr University, Glen Waverley, Australia

Currently employed at Holmesglen Institute of TAFE, Melbourne as a, Teacher and e-Learning facilitator’s team leader. In 2005 started reading for Doctor for Information Technology - Charles Sturt University, Australia. In the past 10 years gathered experience in flexible learning as a student, teacher, facilitator, developer, instructional designer, coordinator and team leader. Combining the experience and research, progressing in developing better management practices in e-learning resource development and delivery. The current role involves in supporting, training, and assisting academics to develop e-learning solutions and find ways to deliver their content flexibly and innovatively.

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