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EDCU12039 Design and Digital Technologies
Design and Digital Technologies
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General Information

Overview

Design and Digital Technologies introduces students to both the nature of learning in Design and Technology and Digital Technologies to enhance problem solving, innovation and creative thinking skills for 21st century learners. Students develop deep understanding of the thinking processes of planning, producing and evaluating which are essential processes in Design and Technology, and defining, organising and implementing which are essential processes in Digital Technology. They engage in design and digital challenges to build their own content and process knowledge in the learning area and reflect on the value of technological ways of thinking and learning for sustainability and innovation. Students explore a range of digital tools that support their engagement in the Design and Digital Technologies Curriculum content and pedagogy.

Details

Career Level: Undergraduate
Unit Level: Level 2
Credit Points: 6
Student Contribution Band: 7
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load: 0.125

Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

There are no requisites for this unit.

Important note: Students enrolled in a subsequent unit who failed their pre-requisite unit, should drop the subsequent unit before the census date or within 10 working days of Fail grade notification. Students who do not drop the unit in this timeframe cannot later drop the unit without academic and financial liability. See details in the Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework).

Offerings For Term 1 - 2023

Bundaberg
Cairns
Mackay
Online
Rockhampton
Townsville

Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Class and Assessment Overview

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 6-credit Undergraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.

Class Timetable

Bundaberg, Cairns, Emerald, Gladstone, Mackay, Rockhampton, Townsville
Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney

Assessment Overview

1. Practical and Written Assessment
Weighting: 50%
2. Presentation
Weighting: 50%

Assessment Grading

This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%). Consult the University’s Grades and Results Policy for more details of interim results and final grades.

Previous Student Feedback

Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.

Feedback from Student feedback

Feedback

Assessment

Recommendation

Assessments need to be updated in line with the new curriculum and to assist with student clarity.

Feedback from Student feedback

Feedback

Overall unit and Moodle site

Recommendation

Course needs to be updated in line with the new curriculum and to assist with student clarity.

Feedback from Student feedback

Feedback

Lecturers and tutors.

Recommendation

Tutors and I will continue to use student feedback to guide teaching practice and course materials.

Unit Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
  1. Participate in individual and collaborative learning processes to improve professional understanding of content knowledge and teaching and learning in the Design and Digital Technologies learning area
  2. Use current research and examples to explain the value, nature and pedagogical practices appropriate to the Design and Digital Technologies learning area
  3. Recommend Information and Communications Technologies on the basis of their purposeful application to learning and student engagement in the Design and Digital Technologies curriculum learning area
  4. Produce digital content by making effective and purposeful use of Information and Communications Technology to model Design and Digital Technologies curriculum learning goals.

Successful completion of this unit provides opportunities for students to engage with the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers (Graduate Career Stage) focus areas of:

1.2 Understand how students learn

2.1 Content and teaching strategies of the teaching area

2.6 Information and Communication Technology (ICT)

3.3 Use teaching strategies

3.4 Select and use resources

4.5 Use ICT safely, responsibly and ethically

5.2 Provide feedback to students on their learning

6.3 Engage with colleagues and improve practice

6.4 Apply professional learning and improve student learning

Alignment of Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Graduate Attributes
N/A Level
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Professional Level
Advanced Level

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes

Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
1 - Practical and Written Assessment - 50%
2 - Presentation - 50%

Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes

Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
1 - Communication
2 - Problem Solving
3 - Critical Thinking
4 - Information Literacy
5 - Team Work
6 - Information Technology Competence
7 - Cross Cultural Competence
8 - Ethical practice
9 - Social Innovation
10 - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultures

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes

Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
1 - Practical and Written Assessment - 50%
2 - Presentation - 50%
Textbooks and Resources

Textbooks

There are no required textbooks.

IT Resources

You will need access to the following IT resources:
  • CQUniversity Student Email
  • Internet
  • Unit Website (Moodle)
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