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Teaching and Learning

As a provider of distance education, we use a range of delivery modes including the latest online technology. Subject materials are provided via our 24/7 connected and interactive online learning environment - Moodle.

It is important that all students enrol within the 'Learning by Distance' induction course. This course will give students some tips for learning by distance and will also teach them how to use our online systems including IDL and Moodle. The coordinators will give new students access to the course on enrolment. 

If required, subject materials can be printed from each online course and our teachers may supplement these materials during the course of delivery. Students can expect our teachers to provide a weekly group lesson via teleconferencing or Interactive Distance Learning (IDL) and where deemed necessary, this may be via an individual lesson. Where we are working with a Community School, our teacher's will provide this regular contact with the Community Teacher.

Our teachers also communicate with students using email, post and visits to student's homes or schools. Some students also attend NTSDE for lessons. Full time students are invited to attend Residential Schools at NTSDE where they attend a week of timetabled lessons with their teachers for all their subjects.

Interactive Distance Learning - IDL

IDL involves the use of computers and satellite/internet connection to communicate using two-way audio and video. We have multiple IDL studios and broadcast regular lessons. IDL enables our teacher's to provide audio and visual contact and to share computer applications. IDL transmission of lessons is used extensively for delivery to community schools and for a large number of senior secondary subjects. 

e-Learning - Moodle

Students can access subjects online via a Learning Management System called Moodle. Moodle allows students to view and interact with subject material, upload work and communicate electronically with teachers and other students. Students and/or the home school will receive instructions to access their Moodle course(s).  

Intensive Study Program

We conduct an Intensive Study Program which is designed to have students participate online or travel to Darwin to participate in face-to-face lessons and activities with their teachers. Students who meet eligibility requirements will be invited to the Intensive Study Program.

The annual program consists of a number of events where activities and programs may vary in accordance with the age groupings, nature, home locations and subject curriculum needs of the students attending. Generally the annual program consists of one Community School, two Dependent and Dual Schools and one Completers School (for Stage 2 students who will be gaining their NTCET in that year only).

In addition, some Stage 1 and 2 Science subjects also require students to attend workshops to undertake compulsory practical requirements. Refer to the Subject Handbook for further details of subjects requiring compulsory workshops.

The Intensive Study Program and Workshop Dates can be found in the Subject Handbook.

Please also take note of the Intensive Study Program Guidelines.