2020 unit information
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
Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online), CBD*
Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online), CBD*
Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.
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
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
Develop online resources to promote learning about new technologies and education and training
These Unit Learning Outcomes are applicable for all teaching periods throughout the year
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.
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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