EDUC5608 Integrating Pedagogy and Technology

Credit
6 points
Offering
(see Timetable)

If this unit does not have an online alternative, then students who are presently unable to enter Western Australia and whose studies would be delayed by an inability to complete this unit, should contact the unit coordinator (details given on this page) to ascertain, on an individual case-by-case basis, if alternate arrangements can be made to support their study in this unit.

AvailabilityLocationMode
Non-standard teaching periodUWA (Perth)Multi-mode Multiple modes of delivery. Unit includes a mix of online and on-campus study requirements. On campus attendance for some activities is required to complete this unit.
Non-standard teaching periodSingaporeOnline timetabled 100% Online Unit. NO campus face-to-face attendance is required to complete this unit. All study requirements are online only. Unit includes some synchronous components, with a requirement for students to participate online at specific times.
Content
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.
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) 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.
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)
Texts

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

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  • Unit readings, including any essential textbooks, are listed in the unit outline for each unit, one week prior the commencement of study. The unit outline will be available via the LMS and the UWA Handbook one week prior the commencement of study. Reading lists and essential textbooks are subject to change each semester. Information on essential textbooks will also be made available on the Essential Textbooks. This website is updated regularly in the lead up to semester so content may change. It is recommended that students purchase essential textbooks for convenience due to the frequency with which they will be required during the unit. A limited number of textbooks will be made available from the Library in print and will also be made available online wherever possible. Essential textbooks can be purchased from the commercial vendors to secure the best deal. The Student Guild can provide assistance on where to purchase books if required. Books can be purchased second hand at the Guild Secondhand bookshop (second floor, Guild Village), which is located on campus.