Postgraduate coursework

Master of Professional Practice (Digital Learning)

A Master of Professional Practice (Digital Learning) is specifically designed for experienced professionals wanting to progress in their career.

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Key facts

Duration

2 to 2.5 years part-time

Campuses

This course is only offered in Cloud (online) mode

Course information

The Master of Professional Practice (Digital Learning) is designed for experienced professionals seeking to progress their career through a professionally recognised postgraduate qualification. The course will suit those working in the fields of digital learning and emerging technologies in higher education who seek recognition for their prior learning, skills, demonstrated expertise and extensive experience through a combination of professional practice credentials and coursework units.  The course offers educators, learning designers and educational resource managers a credible and validated approach to optimising prior learning and workplace experience to accelerate achievement of the course learning outcomes.  The course recognises the rapid pace of innovation in digital learning environments, and the and skills required by educational professionals amid constant change. Employability skills are validated and endorsed through a final holistic assessment activity that requires students to demonstrate their expertise.

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Course structure

To qualify for the award of Master of Professional Practice (Digital Learning), a student must successfully complete 4 credit points, 10 Professional Practice credentials and

  • Academic Integrity AAI018
  • Academic Integrity (0-credit-point compulsory unit)

    Introductory Units

  • Designing, Teaching and Assessing Higher Education Programs EEE731
  • Research Design Development and Method EDX701
  • Credentials

    Students must complete ten Professional Practice credentials.

    Students must successfully the following Professional Practice credentials based on evidence from their own professional practice. The credentials may be attempted separately or simultaneously and are assessed by an assessment panel that includes both academic and industry representatives.

    Credential Code Must have been achieved with the previous*
    Digital Learning Professional Expertise 1 (Broad) CRXBD-A1  5 years
    Digital Learning Professional Expertise 2 (Deep) CRXDD-A1  5 years
    Critical thinking CRCRI-A1 5 years
    Communication CRCOM-A1 5 years
    Digital literacy CRDIL-A1 5 years
    Innovation CRINN-A1 5 years
    Problem solving CRPSV-A1 5 years
    Teamwork CRTWK-A1 5 years
    Self Management CRSMA-A1 5 years
    Global citizenship CRGCZ-A1 5 years

    *Applicants who have not satisfied the level requirement, or who have successfully achieved the credential but not within the required timeframe may be permitted to seek re-credentialing.

    Research Units

  • Research Paper A EDX703
  • Research Paper B EDX704
  • Key information

    Award granted
    Master of Professional Practice (Digital Learning)
    Year
    2018 course information
    Deakin code
    E798
    Level
    Higher Degree Coursework (Masters and Doctorates)
    Approval status

    This course is approved by the University under the Higher Education Standards Framework.

    Australian Quality Framework (AQF) recognition

    The award conferred upon completion is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework at Level 9.

    Campuses by intake

    Campus availability varies per trimester. This means that a course offered in Trimester 1 may not be offered in the same location for Trimester 2 or 3. Read more to learn where this course will be offered throughout the year.

    Trimester 1 - March

    • Start date: March
    • Available at:
      • Cloud

    Trimester 2 - July

    • Start date: July
    • Available at:
      • Cloud

    Trimester 3 - November

    • Start date: November
    • Available at:
      • Cloud

    Entry requirements

    Entry information

    Deakin University offers admission to postgraduate courses through a number of Admission categories.
    In all categories of admission, selection is based primarily on academic merit as indicated by an applicant's previous academic record.

    All applicants must meet the minimum English language requirements.

    Entry will be based on performance in:

    • a Bachelor degree in any discipline AND five years relevant professional experience OR
    • a Graduate Certificate of Professional Practice (Digital Learning)

    For more information on the Admission Criteria and Selection (Higher Education Courses) Policy visit the Deakin Policy Library.

    Fees and scholarships

    Fee information

    Estimated fee rate

    $9,428 tuition fees plus $4,950 for Professional Practice Credentials
    Learn more about fees and your options for paying.

    The ‘Estimated tuition fee’ is provided as a guide only based on a typical enrolment of students completing this course within the same year in which they started. The cost will vary depending on your study load, the length of your course and any approved Credit for Prior Learning you have.

    Learn more about fees and available payment options.

    The course includes a combination of tuition fees for four credit points of study and 10 Professional Practice Credentials. It is estimated Professional Practice Credentials is $4,950. 

    Professional Practice degrees are designed for those who wish to be credentialed for outcomes towards which they have already made significant progress through their extensive experience in a relevant professional field.

    Scholarship options

    A Deakin scholarship could help you pay for your course fees, living costs and study materials. If you've got something special to offer Deakin - or maybe you just need a bit of extra support - we've got a scholarship opportunity for you. Search or browse through our scholarships

    Course learning outcomes

    Deakin's graduate learning outcomes describe the knowledge and capabilities graduates can demonstrate at the completion of their course. These outcomes mean that regardless of the Deakin course you undertake, you can rest assured your degree will teach you the skills and professional attributes that employers value. They'll set you up to learn and work effectively in the future.

    Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes

    Course Learning Outcomes

    Discipline specific knowledge and capabilities

    Capacity to use advanced technologies and specialised knowledge to create effective and engaging learning experiences across a wide range of disciplines and contexts

    Communication

    Using advanced design, analytics, visualisation, and instructional approaches to create accessible and engaging digital learning experiences

    Digital literacy

    Create compelling digital learning solutions using a range of channels appropriate to the users’ device and location

    Critical thinking

    Systematically investigate and critically evaluate new technologies, methodologies and theories of learning and teaching in online environments

    Problem solving

    Apply advanced problem solving skills to conceptualise, design, construct, test and validate innovative digital learning solutions

    Self-management

    Sustain self-directed professional development to keep pace with innovation and actively transfer advanced theory and skills into the creation of effective digital learning and teaching solutions

    Teamwork

    Use advanced technologies and media for professional collaboration and improve the individual and group learning and teaching experience

    Global citizenship

    Develop and manage learning strategies and systems sensitive to the ethical, social and cultural contexts and different user requirements

    Approved by Faculty Board October 2016

     

    Application information

    How to apply

    Apply direct to Deakin

    Applications can be made directly to the University through the Applicant Portal if you are only applying for one course. For information on the application process and closing dates, see the how to apply web page. Please note that closing dates may vary for individual courses.

    Apply through Deakin

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    Register your interest to study at Deakin

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    Entry pathways

    If your circumstances change, you can exit the Masters with a Graduate Certificate of Professional Practice (Digital Learning) and graduate on successful completion of the requirements for that course.

    Credit for prior learning

    The University aims to provide students with as much credit as possible for approved prior study or informal learning which exceeds the normal entrance requirements for the course and is within the constraints of the course regulations. Students are required to complete a minimum of one-third of the course at Deakin University, or four credit points, whichever is the greater. In the case of certificates, including graduate certificates, a minimum of two credit points within the course must be completed at Deakin. 

    You can also refer to the Credit for Prior Learning System which outlines the credit that may be granted towards a Deakin University degree.

    Faculty contact information

    Arts and Education Student Services and Enrolment Enquiries

    Cloud (online) 
    Tel 03 5227 1359
    artsed@deakin.edu.au

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