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EDF6444

Faculty of Education

Postgraduate - Unit

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12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL

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LevelPostgraduate
FacultyFaculty of Education
OfferedClayton Second semester 2013 (Flexible)
Coordinator(s)Dr Michael Henderson

Synopsis

The unit explores techniques, problems and implications of the selection, evaluation, design, and implementation of familiar and emerging educational technologies. Students will design and implement their own evaluation tools and methodology and will be encouraged to experience, design and critique a variety of emerging educational technologies such as social media, mobile phones, virtual worlds, interactive devices, augmented reality and digital games. The development of games and immersive environments for learning will be given special focus. The technologies in this unit will change according to emerging trends and access. The unit presumes only a basic familiarity with computers.

Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this unit, students will have:

  • an understanding of techniques, problems and implications of the selection, evaluation, design, and implementation of educational technologies;
  • developed their own evaluation tools and methodology and applied these in the evaluation of unfamiliar applications of educational technologies;
  • an understanding of current practices and emerging trends in the use of educational technologies and be able to analyse those technologies in terms of teaching and learning affordance;
  • applied educational theory in the design and construction of learning activities using emerging educational technologies.

Assessment

1. Two evaluation tasks (2 x 2000 words each = 4000 words): 50%
2. Critical Portfolio or Design Project (4000 words): 50%

Chief examiner(s)

Contact hours

3 hours per week