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Subject details

  • Topics
    • How do we define a 'digital age'?
    • Big Data: why is everything so 'big'?
    • Digital crowds: understanding how this influences digital trends
    • Social media and how it shapes our world
    • Transmedia and digital convergence
    • Digital Blurring
    • The struggle to be digital: who misses out?
    • Mobile learning
    • The rise of digital literacy: what does this mean?
    • Digital technologies: what should we use in the classroom?
    • Creative technologies
    • Digital relevancy: future-proofing ourselves and our students
  • Study resources
    • Instructional Methods
      • Audio/Video conferencing
      • Disscusion forum/Discussion Board
      • Embedded Multimedia
      • Online assignment submission
      • Podcasting/Leacture capture
      • Standard Media
      • Streaming Multimedia
      • Web links
    • Online Materials
      • Resources and Links
      • Online Assessment
      • FAQs
      • Audio-Video streaming

At the completion of this subject 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.
  • Assignment 1 - Resource Creation & Evaluation (50%)
  • Assignment 2 - Essay (50%)

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 subject

No eligibility requirements

Special requirements

  • EquipmentDetails - Audio/Visual equipment
  • OtherDetails -
    • Additional materials

This subject 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.

Please Note: If it’s your first time studying a Curtin University subject you’ll need to complete their compulsory ‘Academic Integrity Program’. It only takes two hours to complete online, and provides you with vital information about studying with Curtin University. The Academic Integrity Program is compulsory, so if it’s not completed your subject grades will be withheld.

Find out more about the Academic Integrity module.

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