Teaching the Digital Generation

Course code EDUC6240Units 10Level 6000Faculty of Education and ArtsSchool of Education

To provide students with the opportunity to explore ways in which ICT can be transformative in terms of student learning Students will also be given the opportunity to develop skills in the project based implementations of ICT technology.

Available in 2015

WebLearn GradSchoolSemester 2
Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesThis course provides students with the opportunity to:
1. gain an understanding of project based learning in relation to ICT;
2. broad overview of the use of specific ICT applications;
3. understand the ICT needs of students in modern educational contexts; and
4. develop meaningful learning experiences which utilize ICT in effective ways.
ContentThe following list indicates indicative course content:
Investigating and Experimenting Technologies; Constructing a technologically mediated learning environment; Educational use of laptops in 1:1 classroom environment; Project and Inquiry Based Learning; Instructional strategies & ICT; ICT-Focused Project; Laptops; Robotics; Digital Natives and the Knowledge Economy; Hacking Cultures; Gaming Cultures; Digital Divide; Learning in New Times; Net generation.
Replacing Course(s)EDUC6040
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: Issues in Constructing a technologically mediated learning environment
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 explores the use of 1 to 1 laptop projects in a practical teaching scenario
Contact HoursIntegrated Learning: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for EDUC6240