An Introduction to ICT in Education

Course code EDUC6038Units 10Level 6000Faculty of Education and ArtsSchool of Education

Provides an introduction to the main usage of ICT in education. It is designed to introduce students to the various types of ICT usage frameworks, and examine the ways in which ICT can be used to support and extend student learning. Attention is also given to the integration of theory and practice, in particular, the application of research findings to ICT usage in education.

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. gain a broad overview of the use of ICT;
2. understand the place of ICT in modern educational contexts; and
3. apply Instructional design models in relation to ICT to educational contexts.
ContentThe following list indicates indicative course content:
Frameworks for Understanding ICT in Education; ICT Focused Curriculum, Pedagogy & Assessment ; Authentic Learning; History of ICT in Education; The Digital Education Revolution; Motivation and Learning; Technology and Engagement; Introduction to Instructional Design Models.
Replacing Course(s)NA
TransitionNA
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeNil
Modes of DeliveryDistance Learning : IT Based
Distance Learning : Paper Based
Teaching MethodsSelf Directed Learning
Student Projects
Assessment Items
Essays / Written AssignmentsAssessment Item 1 40%
Essay: Critically examine the roles which ICT plays in contemporary educational settings
Other: (please specify)Assessment Item 2 20%
Completion of a range of online tasks which allow the student to demonstrate practical ICT use within the context of the course objectives
ProjectsAssessment Item 3 40%
Project which applies the one of the major Frameworks for understanding ICT education to a practical teaching scenario
Contact HoursIntegrated Learning: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Timetables2014 Course Timetables for EDUC6038