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Contemporary Uses of Digital Technologies in Education PG (10437.1)

Level: Postgraduate Level
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands: 1, 4
Faculty: Faculty of Education
Discipline: Academic Program Area - Education


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This unit examines the role of digital technologies in contemporary education. Students develop an understanding of how to implement, assess, and capitalise on affordances of current technologies; how policy affects technology in education; and how to approach emerging technologies for use in education.

Learning Outcomes

After successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

1. Recognise and interpret theoretical frameworks for teaching with technology;

2. Evaluate existing technologies and their potential for integration into learning contexts;

3. Analyse technological affordances and how they can promote learning;

4. Articulate methods to overcome barriers in integrating educational technologies, considering school and policy contexts; and

5. Assess and classify emerging technologies (such as, hardware, algorithms, environments, and applications) and their use for education.

Assessment Items

Contact Hours

Three hours of lectures and/or interactive workshops on campus per week.





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