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Learning and Teaching with ICT (EDU615)

Organisational Unit Education
Credit Points 3
Availability DUBAI-ISC: TSD-internal
Description This unit focuses on practical and theoretical issues related to the use of information and communications technology (ICT) across the curriculum in primary, secondary and postsecondary education. Students will critically examine ICT in the research literature, explore the affordances and plan an authentic learning environment using technology as cognitive tools.
Unit Learning Outcomes On successful completion of the unit you should be able to:
1. Research and describe the trends and issues related to an educational technology of your choice in your own context.
2. Identify ways of using ICT as cognitive tools in classrooms and other educational contexts.
3. Describe the theory and practice of authentic learning with technology.
4. Design an authentic learning environment where the chosen educational technology is used as cognitive tools to assist student learning.
Timetabled Learning Activities Workshops: 2 hours per week
All offerings of this unit include the equivalent of 30 hours of structured learning.
Unit Learning Experiences While readings are suggested for each week, it is not intended that the unit is approached in a lock-step fashion. The readings are to be considered as a starting point only for work in the unit--students can also contribute relevant readings to the unit website on the LMS. The second task in particular, should be worked on throughout the entire unit.

As the unit is task-based, the authentic learning tasks will be worked on throughout the entire unit. You are encouraged to create curriculum materials that will be useful in your professional life and educational setting. Tasks may be completed individually or in small collaborative groups, in an area to suit your own educational contexts and interests. Group discussion and conversations are important aspects of the online communication, and will assist you to develop and clarify your ideas. Discussions take place in the workshops and in the online discussion forums within the LMS.
Assessment The overall authentic task is to explore an issue of interest to students that relates to the use of information and communication technologies (ICTs) in learning and education. Students will choose an educational technology and/or application or program, or a device that relates to their current teaching work or professional interest. Students will research the chosen program and create an assessment of its potential use in education, and design a learning environment to incorporate its use in the classroom. There is no examination for this unit.
Prerequisites Enrolment in a graduate-level qualification or permission of the Unit Coordinator.
Exclusions EDU617 Learning and Teaching with ICT
Previously 2013: EDU617
Appears in these Courses/Majors:
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Graduate Diploma in Education (Tertiary and Workplace) (GradDipEd)
Master of Education (Coursework) (MEd)
Internet Access RequirementsMurdoch 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.


Unit Coordinator
Dr Natasha Rappa

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 6081
e: N.Rappa@murdoch.edu.au
o: 450.4.016 - Education and Humanities, Murdoch Campus
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Dr Natasha Rappa

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 6081
e: N.Rappa@murdoch.edu.au
o: 450.4.016 - Education and Humanities, Murdoch Campus
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