Contemporary Issues in ICT and Education

Course code EDUC6018Units 10Level 6000Faculty of Education and ArtsSchool of Education

Provides an in-depth study of contemporary issues in the use of information technologies in educational environments. Particular attention will be paid to theories and research focused on using information technologies in learning and teaching, and critical reflection on ICT research to improve professional practice.

Available in 2014

WebLearn GradSchoolSemester 1
Previously offered in 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004
ObjectivesThis course provides students with the opportunity to:

1)Critically engage with contemporary issues and debates in ICT Education.
2)Critically engage with theories and research focused on using information technologies in learning and teaching.
3)Critically reflect upon processes of educational knowledge production in the field of ICT Educational Research.
ContentThe course will cover the following:

* Contemporary issues in the use of information technologies in educational environments;
* Theories and research focused on using information technologies in learning and teaching;
* Frameworks for critical reflection on ICT research;
* Approaches for using ICT Research to improve professional practice.
Replacing Course(s)n/a
Transitionn/a
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeNil¿
Modes of DeliveryExternal Mode
Teaching MethodsIntegrated Learning
Self Directed Learning
Seminar
Assessment Items
Essays / Written Assignments2) Written tasks involving critical reflection upon current or topical issues surrounding the purpose and use of information technologies in education environments. 2,500 words.
Essays / Written Assignments1) Written essay involving a critical reflection upon ICT research in education and its implications for professional practice in educational environments. 2,500 words.
Contact HoursIntegrated Learning: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Timetables2014 Course Timetables for EDUC6018