Teaching and Learning in a Digital World - 2016

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Unit summary


  • Level of Study: Undergraduate Level 1
  • Study load: 0.125 EFTSL
  • Delivery method: Fully Online
  • Prerequisites: Yes
  • Duration: 13 weeks
  • Government loans available: FEE-HELP, HECS-HELP
  • Availability for 2016: SP1 , SP3
  • Assessment: Assignment 1 - Reflection (25%) , Assignment 2 - Website (50%) - Learn more

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2016 Fees
Domestic 782.00
HECS 782.00
International 1,032.00

This unit was previously known as Living and Learning in the Digital World.

This unit provides an overview of technology enhanced resources commonly used to support teaching and learning. Fundamental skills, attitudes, and approaches that educators require to make effective personal and professional use of such resources in varied educational contexts will be addressed. A key focus will be effective integration of technology to enhance learning, teaching and management processes. Approaches for working in technology-rich educational contexts by which possible harm to one’s self and to others may be minimised through systematic assessment of risk, adoption of safe practices, and ethical behaviour will be explored. This unit emphasises Standard 2 (know the content and how to teach it) from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers. In addition, the corresponding Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority’s Curriculum Specification 2 (education and curriculum studies) and 3 (early childhood pedagogies) are addressed.

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

  1. explore the role of technologies in your personal and professional life
  2. apply a range of ICT tools resources and approaches to learning and teaching
  3. evaluate the complexities of the digital world and its impact on education and schooling
  4. create a range of teaching and learning resources that are relevant and useful to your development as an educator.
  • Assignment 1 — Reflection (25%)
  • Assignment 2 — Website (50%)
  • Test — eTest (25%)

Equivalent units

You cannot enrol in this unit if you have successfully completed any of the following unit(s) because they are considered academically equivalent:

  • EDP130 — Technologies for Learning
  • Additional materials — Provide an email address
  • Broadband access

This unit addresses the following topics.

1What is a digital world?
2Digital identities and digital security
3Digital convergence
4Participation and the digital divide
5Being a digital curator and working with digital information
6Digital fluency
7Digital blurring
8What is lifelong learning in a digital age?
9Flipped classroom
10Schooling in a digital age: the issue of cyberbullying

This unit is delivered using the following methods and materials:

Instructional Methods

  • Blogs
  • Discussion Forum/Discussion Board
  • Embedded Multimedia
  • Online assignment submission
  • Standard Media
  • Web links

Online materials

  • Audio/Video - Streaming

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.

Click on the titles of the listed books below to find out more:

Required textbooks

  • Teaching with ICT

    By:Howell, Jennifer

    ISBN: 9780195578430


    Supplier:Go to The Co-op Bookshop

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