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Unit (2017)

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ICT in the Classroom (EDN206)

School School of Education
Credit Points 3
Availability MURDOCH: S2-external
Teaching Timetables Murdoch S2
Description This unit focuses on ways to use information and communications technology (ICT) to help students learn and teachers teach in primary, secondary or post-secondary settings. Numerous claims have been made about the relationships between ICT and education. This unit will help students evaluate some of these claims and will support them to develop effective strategies for integrating ICT into teaching and learning in future.
Unit Learning Outcomes On successful completion of the unit you will be able to:
1) Identify some of the key issues in the design, implementation and evaluation of ICT-based learning environments.
2) Explain some major ICT trends and issues in your area of teaching.
3) Use a range of ICT tools and applications for creating educational content.
4) Design authentic learning projects for your teaching area using technology in a meaningful way.
Unit Learning Experiences The approach to learning in this unit is a guided 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. The 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.
Other Learning Experiences Online lectures and forum discussions.
Assessment The unit is task-based. The tasks build on each other and culminate in the creation of a single product, an educational website, that is assessed at three points. Students initially create a website or wiki to present their products in the unit. They research how other teachers are using ICT in their classrooms for selected teaching areas and finally develop an authentic learning project that students can complete over a 2-3 week period. Self-evaluation, peer evaluation and tutor feedback is provided throughout the unit. There is no examination for this unit.
Prerequisites Successful completion of EDN113 or permission of the Unit Coordinator
Appears in these Courses/Majors:
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Primary Teaching (BEd) [New in 2014]
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 Jenni Parker

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 6267
e: J.Parker@murdoch.edu.au
o: 450.4.010 - Education and Humanities, Murdoch Campus
Unit Contacts

MURDOCH: S2-External
Dr Jenni Parker

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 6267
e: J.Parker@murdoch.edu.au
o: 450.4.010 - Education and Humanities, Murdoch Campus
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