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EEE726 - Digital Learning, Design and Assessment


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 1: Cloud (online)*

Trimester 2: Cloud (online)*

Trimester 3: Cloud (online)*

Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit Chair:Trimester 1: Lisa Milne
Trimester 3: Chie Adachi
Trimester 2: Joanne Elliott
Corequisite:Must be enrolled in course E575, E598 or E798
Incompatible with: EEE731
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 - cloud:

Collaborative and interactive learning activities will be undertaken via FutureLearn each week throughout the unit


*This unit uses the FutureLearn online learning platform. Learn more about studying through FutureLearn


This unit examines principles and theories of digital learning, including the role of digital technologies in contemporary educational contexts. A broad range of digital learning strategies are presented through case studies to analyse how these approaches are aligned with learning outcomes, assessment and learning activities. Specific attention is given to the use of digital learning strategies that promote active, equitable and personally engaging learning experiences for learners from diverse backgrounds. Participants are asked to design and reflect on a digital learning intervention for their own professional context which demonstrates their understanding of relevant educational theories. Participants reflect on their own practice and also provide peer feedback to other participants enrolled in the unit, in order to develop critical thinking and evaluative judgement skills.


These are the Learning Outcomes (ULO) for this unit

At the completion of this unit, successful students can:

Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes


Identify approaches to digital learning that are critically informed by evidence from research and professional practice

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

GLO4: Critical thinking


Analyse digital learning interventions in relation to learning design principles and relevant standards

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

GLO4: Critical thinking


Apply advanced knowledge of digital learning theories, platforms, and applications to develop appropriate digital learning interventions including aligned learning outcomes, learning activities and assessment tasks

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

GLO3: Digital literacy

GLO5: Problem solving


Reflect on digital learning theories and learning needs to construct and provide feedback on a personal professional practice action plan

GLO2: Communication

GLO4: Critical thinking

GLO6: Self-management

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


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

Assessment 1 (Individual) - Digital Learning intervention plan

2500 words or equivalent 50% Week 6

Assessment 2 (Individual with Group Component) - Professional practice action plan

2500 words or equivalent 50% Week 11 and 12

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: EEE726 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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