Creative Technologies - 2017

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Unit summary


  • Level of Study: Postgraduate
  • Study load: 0.125 EFTSL
  • Delivery method: Fully Online
  • Prerequisites: No
  • Duration: 13 weeks
  • Government loans available: FEE-HELP
  • Availability for 2017: SP3 , SP4
  • Availability for 2018: SP1 , SP3 , SP4
  • Assessment: Assignment - Exercise (50%) , Essay (50%)

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2017 Fees
Domestic 2,200.00
International 2,450.00

This unit will examine the role of creative technologies in effective teaching and learning. Students will formulate their own plans for the use of creative technologies that support the learning needs of all learners in a safe, responsible and ethical manner. A focus of this unit is planning for ongoing professional learning in the incorporation of creative technologies in educational settings.

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At the completion of this unit students will be able to:

  1. research and explain the relevant issues and the strategies available to support the safe, responsible and ethical use of creative technologies in learning environments
  2. investigate strategies that support students’ cyber wellbeing and safety within school and/or system, curriculum and legislative requirements when engaging with web-based technologies
  3. develop a strategic approach, informed by theory and practice, for using creative technologies to expand learning opportunities for learners
  4. plan for differentiated learning experiences to meet the needs of learners across the full range of abilities using creative technologies
  5. identify and evaluate appropriate sources of ongoing professional learning to enhance the use of creative technologies in learning environments.
  • Assignment — Exercise (50%)
  • Essay (50%)

There are no prerequisites for this unit.

  • Other special requirement — Access to Microsoft Office or a unit approved alternative, access to video creation and editing software.

In order to enrol in this unit, you must be accepted into one of the following courses:

Please visit the course details page and read the Requirements tab for more information about eligibility.

This unit addresses the following topics.

1What are creative technologies?
2The importance of having a digital pedagogy
3Creative technologies that support teaching and learning - Part A
4Creative technologies that support teaching and learning - Part B
5How can technology support the learning needs of all learners?
6Digital Footprints
7Digital Tattoos
8Cyber safety
9Digital learning: what does it mean?
10Digital learning: what is out there?
11Identifying your learning needs
12Planning your professional learning
13Review and Reflection

This unit is delivered using the following methods and materials:

Instructional Methods

  • Audio/Video conferencing
  • Blogs
  • Discussion Forum/Discussion Board
  • E-Portfolios
  • Embedded Multimedia
  • Interactive Games
  • Online assignment submission
  • Podcasting/Lecture capture
  • Standard Media
  • Streaming Multimedia
  • Web links

Online materials

  • Audio/Video - Streaming
  • FAQs
  • Online Assessment
  • Resources and Links

This unit is a core requirement in the following courses:

This unit may be eligible for credit towards other courses:

  1. Many undergraduate courses on offer through OUA include 'open elective' where any OUA unit can be credited to the course. You need to check the Award Requirements on the course page for the number of allowed open electives and any level limitations.
  2. In other cases, the content of this unit might be relevant to a course on offer through OUA or elsewhere. In order to receive credit for this unit in the course you will need to supply the provider institution with a copy of the Unit Profile in the approved format, which you can download here. Note that the Unit Profile is set at the start of the year, and if textbooks change this may not match the Co-Op textbook list.

Textbooks are subject to change within the academic year. Students are advised to purchase their books no earlier than one to two months before the start of a unit.

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Required textbooks

  • Teaching with ICT

    By:Howell, Jennifer

    ISBN: 9780195578430


    Supplier:Go to The Co-op Bookshop

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