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EDUC317 Information and Communication Technology in Education

Introduction to the use of information and communication technology in educational contexts. Pertinent theoretical, practical and curricular issues will be examined. Previous computing experience is not required. The Internet is used as the delivery system.

As someone who is interested in psychology or education, you would probably want to explore and understand how the advent of digital and mobile technologies in the last 20 years has impacted on young people's lives. You may also like to understand the key educational issues that we are currently facing in the 21st century. This paper is designed to provide you with a deep understanding of the sociological and psychological influences of information and communication technologies on teaching, learning and education. If you are a future-oriented person, you should consider taking this paper. No technical computing knowledge is required to take this paper.

Paper title Information and Communication Technology in Education
Paper code EDUC317
Subject Education
EFTS 0.15
Points 18 points
Teaching period Not offered in 2023 (Distance learning)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $955.05
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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18 200-level EDUC points
EDUC 435, EDUX 435 and EDUX 317
Schedule C
Arts and Music
You do not have to be a teacher to take this paper.
Teaching staff

To be confirmed when next offered.

Paper Structure
The paper is arranged around several discussion conferences, each looking at a separate topic related to the use of informaiton and communitcation technology (ICT) in education. Conferences normally run for two weeks and involve a combination of readings and online asynchronous discussions.
Teaching Arrangements
This is an online distance learning paper.
All of the required readings for the paper can be found on the EDUC 317 course website (on Blackboard).
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Critical thinking, Teamwork.
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Learning Outcomes
Students who successfully complete the paper will be able to
  • Discuss and comment on the rationales of using information technology in education and in New Zealand curriculum
  • Use a variety of communication tools to navigate the Internet
  • Develop some familiarity with a variety of educational software
  • Acquire a set of procedures for evaluating and using software in learning
  • Comment on the social and ethical implications of using ICT in education

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Not offered in 2023

Teaching method
This paper is taught through Distance Learning
Learning management system