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EDSE20016 - Digital Learning and Teaching

General Information

Unit Synopsis

This unit explores the technological competencies required within a 21st Century digitally connected society. It looks at the theoretical underpinnings of e-learning and how technology provides a platform for inclusivity, creativity and innovation with a particular focus on Web 2.0 interconnectivity. This unit is both theoretical and practical and provides opportunities to develop, refine and reflect upon skills and literacies associated with e-learning. While providing opportunities to expand and enhance the existing repertoire of technological competencies of pre-service teachers, the unit also encourages them to continue to reflect upon the cultural and critical dimensions of technological literacies.

Details

Level Postgraduate
Unit Level 9
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band SCA Band 1
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites There are no pre-requisites for the 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).

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Residential School No Residential School

Unit Availabilities from Term 3 - 2015

Term 1 - 2021 Profile
Online
Term 1 - 2022 Profile
Online

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).

Assessment Overview

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 6-credit Postgraduate 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.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Written Assessment 50%
2. Portfolio 50%

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

Past Exams

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Previous Feedback

Term 1 - 2021 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 3.9 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 32.14% response rate.

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.

Source: Self reflection
Feedback
5 assessment items (4 in task 1) required continual marking from UC from Week 3 onwards and is not sustainable
Recommendation
Revise assessment model to continue scaffolded learning but not require 4 separate submissions for Assessment Task 1.
Action Taken
Revision carried out as recommended. Peer feedback model introduced.
Source: Student feedback
Feedback
Depth of knowledge attained was extensive however learning curve was steep and nature of assessment overly time consuming; feedback times needed to be shorter
Recommendation
Streamline assessment requirements to facilitate timely feedback and mandated word counts.
Action Taken
Introduction of assessable peer feedback supported collegial learning and lessened marking load.
Source: Student feedback
Feedback
Nature of assessment is open-ended, fast-paced and time consuming.
Recommendation
Continue to review Moodle materials to facilitate easier navigation of requirements. Provide succinct checklists for scaffolded tasks.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Student feedback
Feedback
Extensive resources in both Moodle and Teams become difficult to navigate.
Recommendation
Provide a singular source of key learning materials (Moodle). Teams used as a platform for collaboration.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:

  1. Develop and evaluate strategies to differentiate learning in ICT-rich learning environments to meet individual learning needs
  2. Design and create learning plans in which learner engagement is transformed by the use of ICT
  3. Propose learning strategies that are inclusive and learner-centred
  4. Model and support legal, safe and ethical practice in learners
  5. Participate in and contribute to the development of a professional online learning community

Successful completion of this unit provides opportunities for students to demonstrate the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers focus areas of:

1.2 Understand how students learn

1.5 Differentiate teaching to meet the learning needs of students across the full range of abilities

2.6 Information and Communication Technology

3.4 Select and use resources

4.1 Support student participation

4.5 Use ICT safely, responsibly and ethically

6.2 Engage in professional learning and improve practice

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5
1 - Written Assessment
2 - Portfolio
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Advanced Level
Professional Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5
1 - Knowledge
2 - Communication
3 - Cognitive, technical and creative skills
4 - Research
5 - Self-management
6 - Ethical and Professional Responsibility
7 - Leadership
Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes
Advanced Level
Professional Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
1 - Written Assessment
2 - Portfolio