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EDU303 - Education, Communication and Technology


2020 unit information

Important Update:

Classes and seminars in Trimester 2/Semester 2, 2020 will be online. Physical distancing for coronavirus (COVID-19) will affect delivery of other learning experiences in this unit. Please check your unit sites for announcements and updates one week prior to the start of your trimester or semester.

Last updated: 2 June 2020

Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit Chair:Trimester 2: Joanne Quick




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Typical study commitment:

Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - campus:

1 x 1-hour class, 1 x 2-hour seminar across 9 weeks

Scheduled learning activities - cloud:

Online independent and collaborative learning activities


This unit examines contemporary developments in information and communication technology (ICT) and considers how these have impacted the broad field of Education. It investigates new affordances and issues for learning that have been created by global developments in ICT and looks at how educators have responded to create effective learning environments for a range of educational settings. The unit provides an opportunity to synthesise knowledge about effective teaching and learning with contemporary developments in ICT. Students will develop understandings and skills in the design and appraisal of digital learning resources to meet the requirements of contemporary learning contexts.


These are the Learning Outcomes (ULO) for this unit

At the completion of this unit, successful students can:

Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes
ULO1 Demonstrate awareness of contemporary issues and developments in educational technology, including those related to new curricula, new pedagogies, inclusivity and safety

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

GLO8: Global citizenship

ULO2 Analyse digital learning resources in terms of their technical operation, their application in educational settings, and their underlying assumptions

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

GLO3: Digital literacy

GLO4: Critical thinking

GLO8: Global citizenship

ULO3 Draw on knowledge of contemporary developments and issues in educational technology to critique digital learning resources

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

GLO3: Digital literacy

GLO4: Critical thinking

GLO8: Global citizenship

These Unit Learning Outcomes are applicable for all teaching periods throughout the year


Trimester 2:
Assessment Description Student output Grading and weighting
(% total mark for unit)
Indicative due week

Assessment 1 (Individual) - Digital resource design

2000 words equivalent 50% Week 7

Assessment 2 (Individual) - Essay

2000 words 50% Week 11

The assessment due weeks provided may change. The Unit Chair will clarify the exact assessment requirements, including the due date, at the start of the teaching period.

Learning Resource

The texts and reading list for the unit can be found on the University Library via the link below: EDU303 Note: Select the relevant trimester reading list. Please note that a future teaching period's reading list may not be available until a month prior to the start of that teaching period so you may wish to use the relevant trimester's prior year reading list as a guide only.

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