EDU303 - Education, Communication and Technology

Unit details

Year:

2023 unit information

Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Online
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit Chair:Trimester 2: Jan McCluskey
Prerequisite:

Nil

Corequisite:

Nil

Incompatible with:

Nil

Typical study commitment:

Students will on average spend 150-hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - campus:

1 x 1-hour recorded class per week for nine weeks

1 x 2-hour seminar per week for nine weeks

Scheduled learning activities - online:

1 x 1-hour recorded class per week for nine weeks

1 x 2-hour online seminar per week for nine weeks

Content

This unit examines contemporary developments in information and communication technology (ICT) and considers how these have impacted the broad field of Education. It investigates new affordances and issues for learning that have been created by global developments in ICT and looks at how educators have responded to create effective learning environments for a range of educational settings. The unit provides an opportunity to synthesise knowledge about effective teaching and learning with contemporary developments in ICT. Students will develop understandings and skills in the design and appraisal of digital learning resources to meet the requirements of contemporary learning contexts.

ULO These are the Learning Outcomes (ULO) for this unit. At the completion of this unit, successful students can: Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes
ULO1

Demonstrate awareness of contemporary issues and developments in educational technology, including those related to new curricula, new pedagogies, inclusivity and safety

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

GLO8: Global citizenship

ULO2

Analyse digital learning resources in terms of their technical operation, their application in educational settings, and their underlying assumptions

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

GLO3: Digital literacy

GLO4: Critical thinking

GLO8: Global citizenship

ULO3

Draw on knowledge of contemporary developments and issues in educational technology to critique digital learning resources

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

GLO3: Digital literacy

GLO4: Critical thinking

GLO8: Global citizenship

Assessment

Assessment Description Student output Grading and weighting
(% total mark for unit)
Indicative due week
Assessment 1 - Essay 2000 words 50% Week 7
Assessment 2 - Digital resource design

2000 words or equivalent

50% Week 11

The assessment due weeks provided may change. The Unit Chair will clarify the exact assessment requirements, including the due date, at the start of the teaching period.

Learning Resource

The texts and reading list for the unit can be found on the University Library via the link below: EDU303 Note: Select the relevant trimester reading list. Please note that a future teaching period's reading list may not be available until a month prior to the start of that teaching period so you may wish to use the relevant trimester's prior year reading list as a guide only.

Unit Fee Information

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