Applications of Computers in Education

10 Units

To provide students with the opportunity to explore ways in which technology is integrated in educational settings and gain a basic understanding of the issues which relate to this integration. Students will also be given the opportunity to develop skills in the evaluation of specific implementations of ICT technology.

Faculty Faculty of Education and Arts
School School of Education

Not currently offered


This course provides students with the opportunity to:

  1. gain a broad overview of the use of specific ICT application;
  2. understand the process of evaluation of ICT in modern educational contexts; and
  3. develop meaningful learning experiences which utilize ICT in effective ways.

The following list indicates indicative course content: An Introduction to Common Software Applications: Databases, Word Processing, Spreadsheets, PowerPoint, Graphics, desktop Publishing etc examines the use of common ICT application as tools for learning and the integration of ICT into wider learning experiences; explore the educational uses of software applications; evaluate educational software

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% Written assignment: Evaluation of specific ICT application
  • 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 ICT applications 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 EDUC6039

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