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EXE734 - New Technologies in Education and Training


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: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online), CBD*

Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online), CBD*

Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit Chair:Trimester 1: Julianne Lynch
Trimester 2: Julianne Lynch




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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 2-hour seminar per week for 9 weeks; 2 x 1-hour video meetings (audio-recorded) across trimester. Self-managed online collaboration with small group across first four weeks

Scheduled learning activities - cloud:

1 x online learning activities (online discussions and other specified tasks) for 9 weeks; 2 x 1-hour video meetings (audio-recorded) across the trimester. Self-managed online collaboration with small group across first four weeks


*CBD refers to the National Indigenous Knowledges, Education, Research and Innovation (NIKERI) Institute; Community Based Delivery


New technologies are widely used in schools, universities, vocational education and training, and workplaces, to support and enhance teaching and learning. New technologies also often form the focus of curriculum change and educational reform processes. This unit aims to assist students to enhance their professional practice by developing their understandings of issues that impact on the effective and inclusive use of new technologies in education through a critical examination of the research and professional literature in this area.

Topics to be addressed in this unit include new approaches to curriculum and pedagogy (such as mobile learning and game-based learning), and considerations for inclusive practices (for example, in non-western contexts, in Indigenous contexts, and to support students with special needs).

In this unit, students are immersed in a fully online learning environment which is used to create a personal experience of many of the issues addressed in the unit. All students are required to participate in online discussions.


These are the Learning Outcomes (ULO) for this unit

At the completion of this unit, successful students can:

Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes


Use online databases to identify research literature on the use of new and emerging technologies in education and training

GLO3: Digital literacy


Engage critically with the international literature on new technology and education and training

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

GLO4: Critical thinking


Use online discussion spaces to inform, provide feedback, motivate, and collaborate

GLO3: Digital literacy

GLO7: Teamwork


Develop online resources to promote learning about new technologies and education and training

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

GLO7: Teamwork

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


Trimester 1:
Assessment Description Student output Grading and weighting
(% total mark for unit)
Indicative due week
Assessment 1 (Individual) - Paper on issues associated with the education use of new technologies 3000 words 60% Week 6
Assessment 2 (Group) - Curate Digital Learning Resources 2000 words 40% 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: EXE734 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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