EDUC5708 Digital Technologies for Learning

Credit
6 points
Offering
(see Timetable)
AvailabilityLocationMode
Non-standard teaching periodOnlineOnline
Content
This unit explores the innovative teaching and learning opportunities which arise at the intersection of contemporary pedagogical approaches and digital technologies. With a primary focus on e-learning (especially via web 2.0 and social media tools) and a secondary focus on m-learning (especially via mobile apps), it guides participants in creating and implementing dynamic digital strategies and effective technological resources in their own teaching and/or professional contexts.
Outcomes
Students are able to (1) know and understand current theories and research relating to e-learning, m-learning, digital technologies, web 2.0, social media and mobile apps; (2) know and understand educational theories and frameworks relevant to digital tools and techniques; (3) apply these theories and this research in current and long-term contexts; (4) critically examine the application of digital tools and techniques to education in general and, in particular, to their own professional context; and (5) create digital innovations in their courses to support learning outcomes, teaching and learning activities, and assessment.
Assessment
Typically this unit is assessed in the following ways: (1) the creation of an e-learning resource or set of resources for use in an educational context in which the participant teaches and (2) a written statement of rationale for the incorporation of the e-learning resource or resources in the participant's educational context, incorporating peer assessment and self-assessment. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Associate Professor Mark Pegrum
Unit rules
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Graduate Certificate in Tertiary Teaching
Contact hours
100 per cent online delivery
Texts

Essential readings are provided through Course Materials Online.

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  • All students are responsible for identifying when they need assistance to improve their academic learning, research, English language and numeracy skills; seeking out the services and resources available to help them; and applying what they learn. Students are encouraged to register for free online support through GETSmart; to help themselves to the extensive range of resources on UWA's STUDYSmarter website; and to participate in WRITESmart and (ma+hs)Smart drop-ins and workshops.
  • Books and other material wherever listed may be subject to change. Book lists relating to 'Preliminary reading', 'Recommended reading' and 'Textbooks' are, in most cases, available at the University Co-operative Bookshop (from early January) and appropriate administrative offices for students to consult. Where texts are listed in the unit description above, an asterisk (*) indicates that the book is available in paperback.