OnlineSession 1
Session 1

Unit description

Digital technology and literacies are an integral part of today's society. This unit equips students with the capacity to design learning experiences that engage Early Childhood, Primary and Secondary school students through the integration of digital technology. Each of the topics will provide opportunities to actively explore contemporary uses of technology for the development of 21st century learners. A range of technologies will be included from collaborative tools (such as google apps for education) to innovative technologies (such as virtual worlds and games). Issues faced by today's teachers will be discussed including social media, BYOD, digital safety and citizenship. At the core of this unit is developing an awareness of what it means to work with digital pedagogies to develop digitally literate students.

Unit content

The focus of this unit is in developing strategies for students to activate 21st century competencies through the use of digital technology when working with children in Early Childhood, Primary and Secondary learning environments. Each topic will focus on one of the following competencies:

  • Collaboration
  • Creativity
  • Critical Thinking
  • Citizenship
  • Character
  • Communication.

Resources and activities will be provided that link technology to these key competencies and help students to develop confidence in integrating technology in their future teaching and learning environments. In order to remain current these technologies may change during the unit in response to debate and discussion that arise and technologies that emerge.

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

Learning outcomes and graduate attributes

Prescribed texts

Session 1

  • No prescribed texts.

Study Period 1

  • No prescribed texts.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

Online (intensive)

Teaching method
Structured online learning NA
Tutorial online 1 hr (6 sessions)


Teaching method
Structured online learning NA
Tutorial online 1 hr (6 sessions)

Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every session. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

Southern Cross University employs different teaching methods within units to provide students with the flexibility to choose the mode of learning that best suits them. SCU academics strive to use the latest approaches and, as a result, the learning modes and materials may change. The most current information regarding a unit will be provided to enrolled students at the beginning of the study session.

Fee information


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