An Introduction to ICT in Education

10 Units

Provides an introduction to the main usage of ICT in education. It is designed to introduce students to the various types of ICT usage frameworks, and examine the ways in which ICT can be used to support and extend student learning. Attention is also given to the integration of theory and practice, in particular, the application of research findings to ICT usage in education.

Faculty Faculty of Education and Arts
School School of Education
Availability Semester 1 - 2014 (WebLearn GradSchool)
Semester 1 - 2015 (WebLearn GradSchool)

This course provides students with the opportunity to:

  1. gain a broad overview of the use of ICT;
  2. understand the place of ICT in modern educational contexts; and
  3. apply Instructional design models in relation to ICT to educational contexts.

The following list indicates indicative course content: Frameworks for Understanding ICT in Education; ICT Focused Curriculum, Pedagogy & Assessment ; Authentic Learning; History of ICT in Education; The Digital Education Revolution; Motivation and Learning; Technology and Engagement; Introduction to Instructional Design Models.

Replacing Course(s) NA
Transition NA
Industrial Experience 0
Assumed Knowledge Nil
Modes of Delivery Distance Learning : IT Based
Distance Learning : Paper Based
Teaching Methods Self Directed Learning
Student Projects
Assessment Items
  • Essays / Written Assignments - Assessment Item 1 40% Essay: Critically examine the roles which ICT plays in contemporary educational settings
  • Other: (please specify) - Assessment Item 2 20% Completion of a range of online tasks which allow the student to demonstrate practical ICT use within the context of the course objectives
  • Projects - Assessment Item 3 40% Project which applies the one of the major Frameworks for understanding ICT education to a practical teaching scenario
Contact Hours
  • Integrated Learning: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Compulsory Components None listed
Course Materials None listed
Timetable 2015 Course Timetables for EDUC6038

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