Principles and Practices of eLearning
An introduction to integrating pedagogy with information and communication tools to design an effective eLearning environment. Analyse and discuss the use of emerging tools and evaluate their relevance to your own practise
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The University of New England is the only Australian public university to be awarded the maximum 5 stars for Overall Experience by the Good Universities Guide, 13 years in a row. UNE has delivered distance education since 1955—that’s longer than any other Australian university. Perhaps that’s why students continue to rate UNE so highly for student satisfaction and teaching quality. With over 170 degrees offered online, and more than 20,000 online students, UNE is the expert in online education.
Upon completion of this subject, students will be able to:
- demonstrate coherent theoretical knowledge through the investigation of trends in the use of technology in learning contexts to inform the understanding of eLearning environments;
- critically evaluate information relevant to a range of eLearning environments;
- critically analyse and discuss the use of emerging tools in the context of technology development, educational paradigms, usage by various social groups, innovation and adoption by social groups;
- demonstrate an integrated understanding of a range of ICT applications to inform own learning in collaborative online environments and evaluate their relevance and use in eLearning environments;
- use expert judgement to measure effectiveness of an eLearning environment, communicating this effectively to others; and
- use a high level of autonomy and judgement to apply a range of technologies to the design of eLearning environments relevant to own social environment/context and professional work.
- Topics will be available to enrolled students in the subjects Learning Management System site approximately one week prior to the commencement of the teaching period.
You must either have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject, or currently be enrolled in the following subject(s); or enrol in the following subject(s) to study at the same time or prior to this subject:
- EquipmentDetails - Headphones or speakers (required to listen to lectures and other media) Headset, including microphone (highly recommended) Webcam (may be required for participation in virtual classrooms and/or media presentations).
- SoftwareDetails - Please refer students to link for requirements: http://www.une.edu.au/current-students/support/it-services/hardware It is essential for students to have reliable internet access in order to participate in and complete your units, regardless of whether they contain an on campus attendance or intensive school component.
This subject will expose students to the issues related to the design, development, implementation, assessment and evaluation of online learning environments. It is intended as an introductory subject leading towards greater understanding of the complexities of integration of pedagogy with information and communication tools when designing an effective learning environment underpinned by current learning theory. Learners in this subject are connected in the exploration, investigation, formulation and resolution of issues identified in institutional, technological, pedagogical, and ethical contexts. Learners engage rigorously with current learning theories suitable for web-based environment in order to make links between the theory and practice.
Assessment 1: Trends in eLearning and current eLearning Tools. 3000 words. Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO) LO: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 Assessment 2: Designing an eLearning environment and measuring effectiveness. 4500 words. Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO) LO: 4, 6
- Assessment 1: Trends in eLearning and current eLearning Tools (40%)
- Assessment 2: Designing an eLearning environment and measuring effectiveness (60%)