EDUC5708 Digital Technologies for Learning

Credit
6 points
Offering
(see Timetable)
AvailabilityLocationMode
Non-standard teaching periodUWA (Perth)Multi-mode
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
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, 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
4 intensive days of face to face and blended teaching
Unit Outline
Semester 1_2019_ONLINE [SEM-1_2019_ONLINE]
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 via the Booktopia Textbook Finder, which has the functionality to search by course code, course, ISBN and title, and may also be posted or available at the appropriate school's administrative offices. Where texts are listed in the unit description above, an asterisk (*) indicates that the book is available in paperback.