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EDF4236

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Monash University Handbook 2010 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Education
OfferedGippsland First semester 2010 (Off-campus)
Coordinator(s)Dr M Dyson (Gippsland)

Synopsis

Hardware and software associated with the use of microcomputers in educational settings. Topics include software licensing requirements, access and equity, and keyboard skills related to the planning and management of teaching and learning. Students examine school policy documents in educational computing and plan a unit of work focusing on the integration of microcomputer software in learning activities. Students use major applications (wordprocessing, databases, spreadsheets, and communications software) in locating resources, analysing information and presenting reports.

Objectives

On completion of this unit you should:

  • be able to identify the key features of recent policy initiatives about the use of ICTs in teaching and learning; and identify, and
  • critically comment on the rationales presented for using new technologies in teaching and learning.

Assessment

Two assignments (2000 words each): 50% each

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Michael Dyson

Contact hours

3 contact hours per week, 9 hours private study including readings, completion of set tasks and self-directed learning.