Applications of Computers in Education

Course code EDUC6039Units 10Level 6000Faculty of Education and ArtsSchool of Education

To provide students with the opportunity to explore ways in which technology is integrated in educational settings and gain a basic understanding of the issues which relate to this integration. Students will also be given the opportunity to develop skills in the evaluation of specific implementations of ICT technology.

Not available in 2015

ObjectivesThis course provides students with the opportunity to:
1. gain a broad overview of the use of specific ICT application;
2. understand the process of evaluation of ICT in modern educational contexts; and
3. develop meaningful learning experiences which utilize ICT in effective ways.
ContentThe following list indicates indicative course content:
An Introduction to Common Software Applications: Databases, Word Processing, Spreadsheets, PowerPoint, Graphics, desktop Publishing etc
examines the use of common ICT application as tools for learning and the integration of ICT into wider learning experiences; explore the educational uses of software applications; evaluate educational software
Replacing Course(s)NA
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%
Written assignment: Evaluation of specific ICT application
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 ICT applications to a practical teaching scenario
Contact HoursIntegrated Learning: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term