This unit investigates the technical and interactive design elements of learning design, within the context of the systems and technologies, some proprietary, some open source, by which learning experiences are delivered. Participants will integrate learning and teaching theories, frameworks, and methodologies that are deployed within a DLP such as gamification, communication and automated responses (e.g. Intelligent agents), academic integrity, and analytics to detect at-risk students.

Participants will gain hands-on experience with; managing content (storyboarding); using bespoke authoring tools to create and edit interactive content (H5P for example); setting up and managing communication; providing solutions using DLP to assess students; space personalisation and enhancing the user experience; for both synchronous and asynchronous delivery. The industry practice of design thinking will underpin our explorations.

On completion of this unit, participants will be equipped with the skills and capabilities for their work-ready portfolio.

Unit details

Location:
Online
Study level:
Postgraduate
Credit points:
12
Unit code:
AET6005

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. Investigate Digital Learning Platforms and strategize how one might use them to communicate with, educate, and assess students;  
  2. Implement teaching and learning strategies in the design, development, and delivery of digital learning interventions;  
  3. Create and critique online educational instruction artefact for a specific educational context;  
  4. Recommend contemporary digital learning platforms and learning design practises to stakeholders based on diverse learners and their contexts;  
  5. Analyse and interpret data that can inform the improvement of digital environments.  

Assessment

Assessment type Description Grade
Assignment Design Proposal 20%
Project Artefact Development and justification report 60%
Presentation Demonstration of Artefacts 20%

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