Unit description

Develops students' capabilities in the use of information technologies to support learning in early childhood, primary and secondary settings. A focus is placed on pedagogical knowledge, strategies and critical evaluation and selection of resources that support integration across the curriculum.

Unit content

Topic 1 Creating a network (personal learning networks and social networking)
Topic 2 Being safe (cybersafety)
Topic 3 Being creative (multimedia selection, use and creation)
Topic 4 Finding the right tools (Google Apps, Internet searches, IWB and evaluation checklists)
Topic 5 Making connections (literacy for the 21st century, blogging, connected classrooms)
Topic 6 Being flexible (mobile technologies and BYOD)
Topic 7 Learning spaces
Topic 8 Having fun (game-based learning and virtual worlds)
Topic 9 Creating challenges (project-based, problem-based and inquiry-based learning, webquests)
Topic 10 Being a 21st century teacher

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.

Session 3

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

Teaching and assessment


Teaching method
Structured online learning N/A (Self paced learning )
Tutorial online 1.5 hours
Workshop on-site 2 hours (twice)
Workshop online 2 hours (twice)
Digital Presentation50%
Discussion paper and work sample50%

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


Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2014 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 1

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