Available in 2021
Course code



10 units


6000 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.

Availability2021 Course Timetables


  • Semester 1 - 2021

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 project-based learning task.

6. Explain the social impact of new technologies.


  • 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.


This course is only available to students enrolled in the Master of Teaching (Secondary) (11715) program.

Assumed knowledge


Assessment items

Presentation: Virtual Presentation - Evaluation of a digital educational resource

Proposal / Plan: Lesson Planning - Digital Resource Design

Essay: Essay - Reflection

Contact hours


Computer Lab

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

Integrated Learning Session

Online 3 hour(s) per Term Full Term

Integrated Learning may be offered face-to-face, on-line, or a combination of both and may include scheduled periods of self-directed learning.


Face to Face On Campus 8 hour(s) per Term Full Term

The number of tutorials offered focusing on digital video, digital image composition, digital music, web design, digital animation, etc. depends on student numbers and staff availability. Lectures may be podcast and not require a timetabled room.

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.