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EDU5112 Transforming Learning with ICT

Semester 3, 2020 Online
Short Description: Transforming Learning with ICT
Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts
School or Department : School of Education
Student contribution band : National Priority - Teaching
ASCED code : 070303 - Education Studies
Grading basis : Graded
Version produced : 19 September 2020

Staffing

Examiner: Henriette van Rensburg

Rationale

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.

Synopsis

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.

Objectives

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 successful completion of this course students should 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).

Topics

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). (https://omnia.usq.edu.au/textbooks/?year=2020&sem=03&subject1=EDU5112)

Please contact us for alternative purchase options from USQ Bookshop. (https://omnia.usq.edu.au/info/contact/)

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.
Most education systems, publishers and professional associations provide a range of journals, conference papers, policies and additional resources free of charge on their websites. Useful websites for this course include: Australian Council for Computers in Education (ACCE) http://www.acce.edu.au Queensland Society for Information Technology in Education (QSITE) http://www.qsite.edu.au Queensland Curriculum & Assessment Authority http://www.qcaa.qld.edu.au/ Australian Flexible Learning Framework http://www.flexiblelearning.net.au/.
Whether you are on, or off campus, the USQ Library is an excellent source of information http://www.usq.edu.au/library.

Student workload expectations

Activity Hours
Directed Study 80.00
Independent Study 85.00

Assessment details

Description Marks out of Wtg (%) Due Date Notes
ASSIGNMENT 1 40 40 16 Dec 2020
ASSIGNMENT 2 60 60 29 Jan 2021

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:
    Students should refer to the Assessment Procedure http://policy.usq.edu.au/documents.php?id=14749PL (point 4.2.4)

  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:
    Not applicable.

  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 http://policy.usq.edu.au.

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 at http://www.usq.edu.au/library/referencing.

Other requirements

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

Date printed 19 September 2020