Available in 2022
Course code



10 units


6000 level

Course handbook


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 use of web2.0 technologies within teaching and learning contexts.



  • Semester 1 - 2022

Learning outcomes

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

1. Gain an understanding of Web2.0 learning in relation to ICT;

2. Gain a broad overview of the educational use of specific online learning and teaching ICT applications;

3. Understand the ICT needs of students in modern educational contexts; and

4. Develop meaningful learning experiences that utilize Web2.0 technologies in effective ways.


The following list indicates indicative course content:

  • Communicating and Community Building Technologies;
  • Web 2.0 and Beyond;
  • Online Teaching & Learning;
  • Blogging, Wiks, Folksonomies, Podcasting, Vodcasting;
  • E-Learning; Web Pedagogies (ie. WebQuests); Virtual Community Building; Avatars & Online Identities; Second Life.
  • Futures of technology and learning

Assessment items

Essay: Context and historical development of online environments and their current educational impact

Online Learning Activity: Four (4) Specific Practical Online Tasks

Project: Project

Contact hours


Integrated Learning Session

Online 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

Equivalent of 2 hours per week for Weblearn students.

The University of Newcastle acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands within our footprint areas: Awabakal, Darkinjung, Biripai, Worimi, Wonnarua, and Eora Nations. We also pay respect to the wisdom of our Elders past and present.