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 (social networking in education for teachers and students)

Topic 2 Being safe (cybersafety and digital citizenship)

Topic 3 Being creative (selecting, using and creating multimedia to engage learners)

Topic 4 Finding the right tools (applying theoretical frameworks for selection and use of ICT tools and resources)

Topic 5 Making connections (connectivism as a learning theory for a digital age; online communication tools such as journals, blogs, wikis and websites; utilising live stream videos for connected interactions)

Topic 6 Being flexible (critiquing and applying sound pedagogical approaches to mobile technologies; BYOD and ipads)

Topic 7 Learning spaces (online virtual classrooms; virtual worlds and physical spaces for the 21st century)

Topic 8 Having fun (digital games and gamification in the classroom)

Topic 9 Creating challenges (project-, problem- and inquiry-based learning; computational thinking)

Topic 10 Being a 21st century teacher (emerging technologies for education; access and equity)

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

Online

Teaching method
Structured online learning (10 weeks)
Tutorial online 1 hr
Assessment
Digital Presentation and written response45%
Discussion paper55%
Notice

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

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Fee information

Domestic

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