EDUC5608 Integrating Pedagogy and Technology

6 points
(see Timetable)
Non-standard teaching periodUWA (Perth)Multi-mode
This unit explores e-learning and m-learning (mobile learning). It focuses on the pedagogical aspects of teaching and learning with computers and mobile technologies. Topics include the latest developments in e-learning, digital literacies and future trends in e-learning and m-learning. Students explore a range of web 2.0 tools and mobile apps in a hands-on manner, focusing on those most relevant to their own teaching practice. Tools and techniques explored may include apps, blogs, chat, data visualisation, digital storytelling, discussion boards, folksonomies, gaming, IM, machinima, microblogging, podcasting, polling, RSS, search, social networking, social sharing, virtual worlds, vodcasting, VOIP and wikis.
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) analyse and evaluate 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.
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (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. 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
Advisable prior study:
EDUC5618 Teaching and Learning with ICTs
Contact hours
lectures: 2.5 hours per week for 10 weeks—face-to-face (50 per cent) and online (50 per cent)
Unit Outline
Semester 2_2019 [SEM-2_2019]
Non-standard teaching period [TS-A-4G_2019]

Essential readings are provided through CMO (Course Materials Online).

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  • 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.