Students will apply the process of teaching and learning in an online learning environment, evaluating effective online communications technologies, working with online classroom dynamics, comparing learning management systems, producing e-learning content, and investigating emerging trends of e-learning in educational settings.

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EED6001 - Contemporary Issues in Education and Training

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. Critically review instructional approaches for e-learning;  
  2. Verify different technologies that are currently being used to support e-learning;  
  3. Reflect critically on the issues of e-learning as they impact on the learning community;  
  4. Deconstruct diverse methodological tools and viewpoints to analyse the implications of emerging e-learning technologies;  
  5. Appraise the educational benefits of podcasts, wikis, blogs, virtual worlds, social networking and other emerging e-learning technologies;  
  6. Design an innovative research or evaluation project related to e-learning; and  
  7. Evaluate literature related to emerging e-learning technologies and associated pedagogy with them.  


Assessment type Description Grade
Presentation Online discussion and lab exercises 30%
Report Research report on the contribution of e-learning to learning communities 30%
Project Create e-learning software package as an evaluation project 40%
Total assessment for this unit will be 8,000 words or equivalent

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