EDF6442 - The impact of computer technology on education and society
12 points, SCA Band 0 (NATIONAL PRIORITY), 0.250 EFTSL
Postgraduate Faculty of Education
Leader(s): Dr G Russell
Clayton Second semester 2009 (Flexible)
The unit will provide students with an introduction issues in the use of computer technology in education and society. Topics include an introduction, which revises on-line research techniques and examines aspects of the use of the Internet in school education, and three modules. Internet-based materials facilitate the work of students who do not wish to attend all scheduled classes. Assessment includes one minor paper (1500-2000 words) and one major paper (3,000-5,000 words). Students complete a minor paper based on the introduction, and one major paper chosen from modules 1-3.
Upon successful completion of this unit, students should have developed an awareness of the impact of computer and related technologies on various aspects of contemporary society and an understanding of the interactions of this with education; and a critical understanding of the implications for policies, practices and potential for computer use in education.
One minor paper (3000 words) and one major paper (5000 words). Students complete a minor paper based on the introduction, and one major paper chosen from modules 1-3
3 hours per week