6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL
Undergraduate - Unit
Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.
Not offered in 2018
FIT1035 or FIT2012
This unit examines the diversity of theoretical and conceptual frameworks which influence current research and production of educational multimedia applications. Topics will include: educational theory and practice, cognition and cognitive development, the differentiation between child and adult learners, catering to differences in the capacity to learn, for example, gifted and disabled learners, creating immersive and interactive learning environments, current debates surrounding e-Learning, and enabling equitable access to learning technologies. Students will be given an overview of issues and techniques for applying information technology to support instruction in educational and training contexts and gain practical experiences in managing a design process involving competing aspects of learning theories, content characteristics, audience needs and software development practices.
On successful completion of this unit, students should be able to:
- recognise and describe the diversity of educational theoretical and conceptual frameworks which contribute to the current research on technology assisted learning and to communicate that understanding to their peers via a short presentation to the class;
- apply relevant educational theory to the design of immersive, engaging and interactive technology assisted learning experiences;
- analyse a body of content and the needs of a target audience of learners in order to design appropriate learning experiences;
- create documents relating to the conceptual development of a technology assisted learning environment to ensure quality assurance in production processes; and
- create the content, media and the application required to implement a technology assisted learning environment.
Examination (2 hours): 25%; In-semester assessment: 75%
Minimum total expected workload equals 12 hours per week comprising:
- Contact hours for on-campus students:
- Two hours of lectures
- One 2-hour tutorial
- Additional requirements (all students):
- A minimum of 8 hours independent study per week for completing lab and project work, private study and revision.
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