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EDUC423 Technology-enhanced Learning

Introduces various theoretical perspectives on the use of technology to enhance teaching and learning and discusses the practical issues resulting from this. Issues on knowledge construction and creation, and the culture of change, are also considered.

Digital technologies are ubiquitous and have changed the way people learn, communicate and engage in leisure activities. This paper will help teachers, or those interested in education, explore various responses to these changes and how digital and mobile technology use has changed teaching, learning and education. No technical computing knowledge is required to take this paper.

Paper title Technology-enhanced Learning
Paper code EDUC423
Subject Education
EFTS 0.1667
Points 20 points
Teaching period Full Year (Distance learning)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $1,206.91
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Limited to
PGCertEdLn, PGDipEdLn, MEdLn, BA(Hons), PGDipArts, MA(Coursework), MA(Thesis)
Students outside of the approved programmes, with 54 300-level EDUC points, may be admitted with approval from the Dean of the College of Education.
You should be a teacher or have some background experience in teaching or education.
Teaching staff

Dr Keryn Pratt

Paper Structure
The paper is arranged around several discussion conferences, each looking at a separate topic related to information and communications technology (ICT) in education. Conferences normally run for two weeks and involve a combination of readings and online asynchronous discussions.
Teaching Arrangements

This Distance Learning paper is taught remotely.

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, Critical thinking, Research.
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Learning Outcomes
Students who successfully complete the paper will
  • Develop an understanding of contemporary learning theories underpinning the use of ICT to support personalised, collaborative and lifelong learning
  • Develop an understanding of how knowledge is being constructed in an online learning environment
  • Develop skills of self-appraisal and reflective enquiry as a teacher/educator in a computer-supported learning environment

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Full Year

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