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EST430 - Educational Software Tools 1

Unit details

Year2015 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:L Bragg




Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin


The topics to be addressed in this unit include: the development of skills with the use of word processing and graphics applications for the presentation of educational documents. Capabilities with a desktop publishing application will be developed, sufficient to create short reports, newsletters and student newspapers. The use of database and spread sheet applications will be investigated for storing, organising, manipulating and maintaining information such as survey investigation data, student records, class lists and assessment records. The use of electronic mail, blogs and the internet for educational activities will be developed.


Task 1: Skill development portfolio, including the use of Inspiration and the Internet, websites, blogs, Word, Excel, and/or PowerPoint applications (50%).

Task 2: Digital portfolio of a student's work or a portfolio of set tasks (50%).

Assessment will total 4000 words or equivalent.

Teachers will be encouraged to include content in their assigned tasks that will have a personal professional use for them. For example: in the development of curriculum materials that they can use currently; and for on line electronic searches of library catalogues and internet sites to find resources that will have current professional applicability for them; and to be able to apply computers to create a classroom environment where children are confident in using information technology across the curriculum.

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students

* Rate for all CSP students, except for those who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
** Rate for CSP students who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.

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