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ECL469 - Digital Literacies

Unit details

Year2017 unit information
Offering information:

Offered alternate years 2018, 2020

Enrolment modes:

Trimester 1 Cloud (Online)

Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Cohort rule:

Student must be enrolled in course D342, D344, D389, E356, E365, E377 or E455

Unit chair:

Jo O'Mara





Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin


This exciting unit considers the implications of new technology for primary and secondary English teaching. The course involves an exploration of new information and communication technologies such as computer games, social software, web 2.0 etc. We consider how these technologies are changing the nature of language development and usage as well as an investigating how teachers might draw upon their students’ knowledge, usage and engagement with these technologies in their classroom practices. While the unit is directed most closely to teachers of secondary English and primary literacy, it is also of relevance to teachers of other secondary disciplines.


A unit of classroom work that utilises new information and communicative technologies, 50%

An analytical essay, linking the practical work to the key research in the field, 50%


Assessment will total approximately 4000 words or equivalent

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