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EDU5112 Transforming Learning with ICT

Semester 3, 2011 Online Toowoomba
Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Education
School or Department : Education

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Examiner: Henriette van Rensburg
Moderator: Peter Albion


As Information Communication Technologies (ICT) pervade our society there is a growing need for educational personnel to have contemporary skills and knowledge in the use, creation, evaluation and management of a range of ICT resources. Learning and teaching in the 21st Century requires educators to be proficient in creating learning opportunities that situate ICT as integral to the curriculum, teaching and learning experiences of students. For educators to be able to make informed pedagogical decisions with respect to the use of ICT for teaching and learning they must understand how students learn with ICT and the learning affordances ICT provide.


Students in EDU5112 Transforming Learning with ICT will engage with the design and creation of exciting, intellectually challenging and authentic learning environments in which ICT changes not only what students learn but also how they learn, as we move forward in the 21st century. Within a framework of contemporary learning theories, participants in this course will examine how ICT might be used to both enhance and transform learning.


The course objectives define the student learning outcomes for a course. The assessment item(s) that may be used to assess student achievement of an objective are shown in parenthesis. On completion of this course students will be able to:

  1. outline the influence on curriculum and pedagogy of historical and current international and national policies and initiatives relevant to the use of ICT in diverse learning and teaching contexts (All Assignments)
  2. describe, discuss and apply teaching and learning theories and frameworks that inform ICT pedagogies (All Assignments)
  3. discuss and reflect upon the role of ICT in the curriculum, learning and teaching to enhance and transform what and how students learn (All Assignments)
  4. design and evaluate worthwhile student learning experiences in which ICT are integral to the curriculum, teaching and learning (All Assignments)
  5. demonstrate competence in and appropriate use of language and literacy, including spelling, grammar, punctuation and bibliographic referencing (All Assignments).


Description Weighting(%)
1. Understanding contexts: Key questions and themes relating to ICT and Learning, ICT trends and challenges 10.00
2. Transforming learning and teaching: What does 21st century learning and teaching look like? 20.00
3. Learning theories and their implications for ICT use for teaching and learning 20.00
4. ICT pedagogies and professional practice 10.00
5. Planning, teaching and assessing with ICT 30.00
6. Evaluating ICT use for learning 10.00

Text and materials required to be purchased or accessed

ALL textbooks and materials available to be purchased can be sourced from USQ's Online Bookshop (unless otherwise stated). (

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  • There is no prescribed text for this course.

Reference materials

Reference materials are materials that, if accessed by students, may improve their knowledge and understanding of the material in the course and enrich their learning experience.

  • (Useful Journals: Australian educational computing The Australasian journal of educational technology Computers and education Computers in the schools Educational computing and technology Educational technology research and development Journal of educational computing research Learning and leading with technology British Journal of Educational Technology Educational Media International.)
  • Most education systems, publishers and professional associations provide a range of journals, conference papaers, policies and additional resources fress of charge on their websites. Usefulwebistes for this course include: Australian Council for Computers in Education (ACCE) Queensland Society for Information Technology in Education (QSITE) Queensland Studies Authority http:/ Australian Flexible Learning Framework
  • Whether you are on, or off campus, the USQ Library is an excellent source of information // The gateway to education resources is here ... //

Student workload requirements

Activity Hours
Directed Study 82.00
Independent Study 83.00

Assessment details

Description Marks out of Wtg (%) Due Date Notes
ASSIGNMENT 1 20 20 16 Dec 2011
ASSIGNMENT 2 50 50 20 Jan 2012
ASSIGNMENT 3 30 30 10 Feb 2012

Important assessment information

  1. Attendance requirements:
    There are no attendance requirements for this course. However, it is the students' responsibility to participate appropriately in all activities and to study all material provided to them or required to be accessed by them to maximise their chance of meeting the objectives of the course and to be informed of course-related activities and administration.

  2. Requirements for students to complete each assessment item satisfactorily:
    To satisfactorily complete an individual assessment item a student must achieve at least 50% of the marks.

  3. Penalties for late submission of required work:
    If students submit assignments after the due date without (prior) approval of the examiner then a penalty of 5% of the total marks gained by the student for the assignment may apply for each working day late up to ten working days at which time a mark of zero may be recorded. No assignments will be accepted after model answers have been posted.

  4. Requirements for student to be awarded a passing grade in the course:
    To be assured of receiving a passing grade a student must achieve at least 50% of the total weighted marks available for the course.

  5. Method used to combine assessment results to attain final grade:
    The final grades for students will be assigned on the basis of the aggregate of the weighted marks obtained for each of the summative assessment items in the course.

  6. Examination information:
    There is no examination in this course.

  7. Examination period when Deferred/Supplementary examinations will be held:
    As there are no examinations in this course, there will be no deferred or supplementary examinations.

  8. University Student Policies:
    Students should read the USQ policies: Definitions, Assessment and Student Academic Misconduct to avoid actions which might contravene University policies and practices. These policies can be found at

Assessment notes

  1. APA style is the referencing system required in this course. Students should use APA style in their assignments to format details of the information sources they have cited in their work. The APA style to be used is defined by the USQ Library's referencing guide. //

Other requirements

  1. Students will require access to e-mail and have Internet access to UConnect for this course