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ECL469 - Digital Literacies

Unit details

Year2016 unit information
Offering information:

This unit is offered in alternating years 2016, 2018.

Enrolment modes:

Trimester 1 Cloud (Online)

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

For students enrolled in courses D342, D344, D389, E356, E365, E377, E455 only.

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.


Assessment will be by two set tasks, each worth 50%.

The first is a unit of classroom work that utilises new information and communicative technologies. 

The second is an analytical essay, linking the practical work to the key research in the field.

Assessment will total approximately 4000 words or equivalent.

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