Information on this page, including unit offerings, is from the 2020 academic year.
ICT in the Classroom (EDN206)
|Description||This unit is designed as a general elective for those interested in using information and communications technologies (ICTs) to support student learning in primary and/or secondary school classroom (K-12). It is not aimed specifically at those who wish to teach an ICT class. Rather, it provides an introduction to the use of technologies as powerful tools for learning in all subject areas using real-world contexts.|
|Unit Learning Outcomes||On successful completion of the unit you will be able to:
1) Identify current trends for using ICT in the classroom
2) Explain key benefits and issues for implementing ICT in the classroom to support student learning
3) Use a range of ICT tools and applications for creating educational content.
4) Design an authentic learning project where students use technology in a meaningful way.
|Timetabled Learning Activities|
|Unit Learning Experiences||This unit employs a guided learning approach based on authentic learning principles, and the belief that students learn best 'with' technology rather than 'from' it. This unit will not teach technology tools in a step-by-step fashion, but students will be guided to learn in a supportive online environment|
|Other Learning Experiences||The online unit (LMS) provides valuable online resources, together with links to other sites and services needed to complete the tasks. Online lectures and discussion forums on the LMS will also assist learning|
|Assessment||This unit is task-based so by successfully completing the assessment tasks you complete the unit. The tasks build on each other and culminate in the creation of a single online educational class project. The online project is assessed at two points. There is no examination for this unit|
|Prerequisites||Successful completion of EDN113 or permission of the Unit Coordinator|
|Notes||To undertake study in this unit, you will need access to a computer and:
· Internet access
· Web camera and audio (or access to a computer with these facilities)
A suite of software programs including word processing and presentation programs, such as Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint) or Apple iWork (Pages, Keynote).
|Appears in these Courses/Majors:
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|Internet Access Requirements||Murdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.|