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EDUC435 Introduction to Internet-based Learning

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Focuses on the use of the Internet and the World Wide Web as tools for teaching, learning, and research. Examines how teaching resources can be searched, gathered, and evaluated on the Internet. Ethical issues relating to use of the Internet are also discussed. The Internet is used as the delivery system.

The Internet is an integral part of our everyday lives, as well as our education system. In this paper you will learn more about how to make best use of the Internet to support, enhance and deliver education to your students/colleagues and how to use it for your own professional development needs.

Appropriate for anyone who has had two years of experience with some form of teaching and learning – formal or informal - this paper focuses on how to effectively use the Internet and the World Wide Web as tools for teaching and learning. It is 100% internally assessed, with students able to tailor assignments to ensure they are useable in their context.

Paper title Introduction to Internet-based Learning
Paper code EDUC435
Subject Education
EFTS 0.1667
Points 20 points
Teaching period Semester 2 (Distance learning)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $1,154.90
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $4,801.79

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54 300-level EDUC or EDUX points
EDUC 317 and EDUX 317
(i) Students who have not passed the normal prerequisite may be admitted with approval from the Dean of the College of Education. (ii) Not available to students who have already completed EDUX 413, which is an advanced paper that follows on from EDUX 435.
To successfully complete this paper, students will need either a background in education studies or teaching experience.
Teaching staff
Dr Keryn Pratt
Paper Structure
This paper is divided into three main areas:
  • Using the Internet to support teaching and learning
  • Locating and using web-based resources in teaching and learning
  • Using the Internet to deliver teaching and learning
Teaching Arrangements
This paper is taught online, with students not required to be online at set times. It is fully internally assessed.
Students will be expected to access required readings via the library and the Internet and to source their own relevant readings.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Information literacy, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
Students who successfully complete the paper will be able to
  • Critically review the literature on the use of the Internet in an educational setting
  • Develop skills to search and gather educational resources from the Internet in a variety of ways
  • Critically evaluate educational resources available on the Internet
  • Develop skills to use the Internet as a tool for personal and professional learning

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Semester 2

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