Issues in Learning with ICT is an online unit provided by Open Universities Australia in association with the University of New England. The unit’s key aim is to examine and evaluate the effectiveness of IT as a learning tool within a professional field of your choosing. As well as the extent to which new technology can enhance learning, you will also consider the legal, ethical, and practical questions raised by ICT teaching solutions.
To begin with, this unit will focus on teaching you how to analyse context in relation to an ICT learning project. The implications are radically different depending on the demographic studied, so understanding context is essential. Following this, you will explore pedagogical issues arising from ICT, to gauge the effectiveness of computer-led solutions in your chosen professional environment.
Ultimately, this unit will teach you how technological advances can empower learning, though you will also critique its associated negative impacts. Through evaluating the efficacy of ICT learning programs in a professional field of your choice, this unit allows you to understand when and where ICT-led training methods are appropriate for business.
You must have successfully completed the following unit prior to enrolling:
Principles and Practices of eLearning
Areas of study
In this Issues in Learning with ICT unit, the topics you will study include:
This unit is not currently a requirement for any courses, but content may be relevant to a number of courses, and could qualify you for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for a course offered by another institution.
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The skills and knowledge imparted by this unit offer a range of diverse professional benefits. For example, if you want to embark on a career in consultancy, a unit such as this provides you with the expert insider knowledge to market your skills. However, if you prefer to go down the educational route, you will have an intricate knowledge of how to apply ICT teaching solutions to maximum effect in your class.
Furthermore, if you are considering a career in social policy, knowledge of the impacts of ICT in the digital age is a highly useful skill when creating new policy around technology.
How else will I benefit from this unit?
Upon successful completion of this unit you will receive credit for competencies in Issues in Learning with ICT from the University of New England.
Studying online means you can study where you want, at your own pace.
Gain industry-relevant skills and transferrable knowledge.
Government financial support through FEE-HELP may be available.
Studying single units allows you the flexibility to work towards a qualification at your own pace.
Receive Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for this unit across a number of OUA’s full degree programs.
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If you are an Australian citizen, you may be eligible to receive a government FEE-HELP loan, meaning you can defer payment of your fees.
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You may be eligible to receive FEE-HELP for this course!
This course can be paid for through the FEE-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.
Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).
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