Educational Applications of Digital Technologies - 2016

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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 2016: SP4
  • Availability for 2017: SP4
  • Assessment: Essay (50%) , Evaluation - Resource Creation & Evaluation (50%)

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2016 Fees
Domestic 2,200.00
International 2,450.00

This unit examines the selection and application of appropriate current and emergent digital technologies in educational learning contexts. It will include a detailed analysis of the current digital age and how this has impacted teaching and learning. It will involve the consideration and application of a range of digital technologies in teaching and learning.

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

  1. examine a range of digital technologies for teaching and learning purposes
  2. deconstruct how the digital age has influenced habits, behaviours, preferences and learning
  3. evaluate and critique the impact that digital technologies have on learning and teaching
  4. design and create a digital resource that demonstrates effective use of digital technology in educational learning contexts.
  • Essay (50%)
  • Evaluation — Resource Creation & Evaluation (50%)

There are no prerequisites for this unit.

  • Additional materials
  • Audio/Visual equipment
  • Broadband access
  • Other special requirement — Email address, Admission to Degree

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.

1How do we define a `digital age'?
2Big Data: why is everything so `big'?
3Digital crowds: understanding how this influences digital trends
4Social media and how it shapes our world
5Transmedia and digital convergence
6Digital Blurring
7The struggle to be digital: who misses out?
8Mobile learning
9The rise of digital literacy: what does this mean?
10Digital technologies: what should we use in the classroom?
11Creative technologies & Virtual Worlds
12Digital relevancy: future-proofing ourselves and our students

This unit is delivered using the following methods and materials:

Instructional Methods

  • Audio/Video conferencing
  • Discussion Forum/Discussion Board
  • Embedded Multimedia
  • 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.
This unit does not have a prescribed textbook(s).

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