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EDF2804

Faculty of Education

Undergraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2015 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

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LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Education
OfferedClayton First semester 2015 (Day)

Synopsis

This unit has been developed in response to radical changes in the way that education and training are being constructed and delivered. The unit will develop students' understandings of the impact the convergence of information technology and telecommunications is having upon the learner, the teacher, the workplace, the education provider and society in general. Attention will be given to the various government and organisational influences which are directing these changes. Through a study of technology, teaching and learning theory, and research, students will be introduced to the basic principles underpinning the design of educational multimedia resources.

Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this unit students should be able to:

  1. outline national and state policies in relation to multimedia and the delivery of education and training
  2. identify and understand the links, in the context of the information economy, between the learner, the teacher, the workplace, the provider and society
  3. demonstrate an awareness of the requirements in developing an effective multimedia learning environment
  4. understand the links between research, adult education and multimedia
  5. examine the processes required to construct an educational multimedia resource.

Assessment

Research or policy critique (1500 words, 20%)
Action plan (2500 words, 80%)

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload equals 144 hours per semester comprising:

(a.) Contact hours for on-campus students:

  • 18 contact hours and 6 hours of online activity per semester

(b.) Additional requirements

  • 10 hours of independent study per week

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