Teaching and Learning in the Digital World

Qualification: Undergraduate unit
Study mode: Online
Payment options: HECS-HELP may be available
FEE-HELP may be available
Duration: 13 weeks
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Awarded by: Curtin University
Course Unit A course unit is a single subject offered as part of a program of study, but can be completed individually. You may receive Recognition of Prior Learning for studying this unit.

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About this unit

This online Teaching and Learning in the Digital World unit is a vital competency for primary and secondary teachers, as well as early childhood educators interested in giving their careers a boost.

Delivered by Open Universities Australia in partnership with Curtin University, the unit aims to enrich your teaching methods and lesson plans with technology enhanced tools.

The unit provides a broad overview of commonly used technological resources, and trains teachers to effectively integrate technology into their teaching and management processes.

The unit was developed to address Standard 2 (know the context and how to teach it) from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers. It also addresses the corresponding specifications for the Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority’s curriculum specifications 2 and 3.

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Eligibility

You cannot enrol in this unit if you have completed the following unit, because it is considered an academic equivalent:

  • Technologies for Learning

Areas of study

In this education unit, the topics you will study include:

  • What does it mean to live in a digital world?
  • Community and the modern world: exploring a sense of self
  • Social media: group think, collaboration, disconnection
  • What does it mean to learn in a digital world?
  • Information literacy: understanding the message
  • The impact of the digital world on our development: physical, emotional and cognitive
  • The nature of learning in the digital world
  • You can't stop the signal: the 24-hour information stream
  • What does it mean to teach in a digital world?
  • Digital pedagogies
  • Technologies across the subject areas
  • Putting it all together: living and learning in a digital world

Course pathways

This unit is a core requirement in the following courses:

Content may also be relevant to other courses, and could qualify you for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for a course offered by another institution.

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How will this unit advance my career?

This unit is a convenient and cost-effective way to give your teaching career a competitive edge.

Not only will the unit help you satisfy continuing professional development requirements, you’ll also prove to department heads and principals that you’re serious about teaching effectively in the 21st century. Once you complete the course, you’ll be able to:

  • Use a range of technology enhanced learning tools to assist your professional development
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of various technology enhanced learning tools, resources and approaches
  • Apply professional and ethical standards in technology enhanced learning contexts that minimise risk to self, others and organisations
  • Prepare technology enhanced learning products for use in the classroom or early learning contexts

How else will I benefit from this unit?

  • Upon successful completion of this unit you will receive credit for competencies in Teaching and Learning in the Digital World from Curtin University.
  • 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 or HECS-HELP is 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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Financial assistance

If you are an Australian citizen you may be eligible to receive HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP for this unit, meaning you can defer payment of your fees.

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You may be eligible to receive HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP for this course!

This course can be paid for through the HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP government loan schemes. 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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