The University of Newcastle, Australia
Available in 2020
Course code



10 units


1000 level

Course handbook


In this course students will explore the ways in which new technologies can be used to support and extend student learning. Through project-based tasks students will develop the capacity and confidence to employ digital devices and software applications to construct and communicate new knowledge in and beyond the classroom. Attention will also be given to the social impact of technology; frameworks for thinking about the pedagogical use of new technologies; digital, visual and media literacy; and information literacy processes.


Port Macquarie Nth Coast Inst

  • Summer 2 - 2020


  • Winter - 2020
  • Summer 2 - 2020


  • Winter - 2020

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

1. Relate relevant pedagogical frameworks and curriculum models to classroom use of new technologies.

2. Use technology as a tool to facilitate quality teaching and learning.

3. Construct and communicate new knowledge using digital devices and software applications.

4. Display an understanding of critical, digital, visual, media, and information literacy.

5. Demonstrate a capacity to work collaboratively on a technology-focused project-based learning task.

6. Explain the social impact of new technologies.


This course will address:

  • Frameworks for the pedagogical use of new technologies.
  • The role of technology in knowledge construction and communication.
  • Digital, visual and media literacy concepts and principles.
  • The information literacy process.
  • The design process and project-based learning of new technologies.
  • Evaluation of new technologies and their social impact.
  • Practical skill development with digital technologies.


To enrol in this course, students must meet the teacher education admission milestones, if commencing a teaching program from commencement of 2016.

Enrolment in this course is dependent on meeting the teacher education admission milestone of successful completion of

- Three HSC band 5s (including one in English) or

- 80 units of UoN courses or

- Regulatory authority approved comparable pathways or

- Commencement in the program pre 2016

Assessment items

Project: Interactive Digital Lesson Resources

Written Assignment: Essays/Written Assignments

Contact hours

Callaghan, Ourimbah and Port Macquarie Nth Coast Inst


Face to Face On Campus 10 hour(s) per Term Full Term

Course may be delivered on a weekly basis or as compressed delivery as specified in the Course Outline.


Face to Face On Campus 18 hour(s) per Term Full Term