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Subject details

  • Topics
    • What is a digital world?
    • Digital identities and digital security
    • Digital convergence
    • Participation and the digital divide
    • Being a digital curator and working with digital information
    • Digital fluency
    • Digital blurring
    • What is lifelong learning in a digital age?
    • Flipped classroom
    • Schooling in a digital age: the issue of cyberbullying
  • Study resources
    • Instructional Methods
      • Blog
      • Disscusion forum/Discussion Board
      • Embedded Multimedia
      • Online assignment submission
      • Standard Media
      • Web links
    • Online Materials
      • Audio-Video streaming

At the completion of this subject 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 - eTest (25%)
  • Assignment 2 - Reflection (25%)
  • Assignment 3 - Website (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

Entry Requirements

Equivalent Subjects

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

  • CUR-EDP130

Special requirements

No special requirements

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

This subject 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 subject 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.

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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