EDEM628-21S1 (D) Semester One 2021 (Distance)

Evaluating effective practices with educational technology

This occurrence is not offered in 2021

30 points

Start Date: Monday, 22 February 2021
End Date: Sunday, 27 June 2021
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 7 March 2021
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Friday, 14 May 2021


This course will engage students in authentic learning experiences as they explore an educational challenge in their own context. Students help guide the course focus, through identification and presentation of relevant issues in their own education or training contexts before carrying out an independent project to enhance both their professional practice and the theoretical understandings of educational technology. Drawing on design-based research the course develops a community of practice as students investigate and share effective blended learning practices through collaborative learning and critical reflection. Given the authentic learning focus, the course is suitable for educators in all phases of education and training, including early childhood, schools and industry training and community organisations.

This course is focused on critically examining the role and impact of digital technology on educational practice. Within this course you will explore the literature and examine your own practice around the integration of technology for effective teaching and learning.

Drawing on Design-Based Research (DBR) approaches the course will guide you on exploring how digital technology can be effectively integrated into the learning context to support learning outcomes.

Since the course is open to all educators, with many in different contexts, it is expected that a range of different approaches and technologies will be explored throughout this course. Therefore, a fundamental part of this course will be sharing your own explorations and learnings with others to build a community of practice (CoP).

Learning Outcomes

1. Demonstrate knowledge of and familiarity with a broad range of digital tools and analyse and evaluate how their use can support and extend student learning;
2. Evaluate research in the field of digital technologies to identify how technology can be integrated into teaching, drawing on appropriate pedagogical, cultural and social aspects of its use;
3. Demonstrate an understanding of the issues and approaches for the effective integration of technology in the educational context;
4. Demonstrate an understanding of the impact of technology on teaching and learning by design a project utilising digital technology.

University Graduate Attributes

This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attributes specified below:

Critically competent in a core academic discipline of their award

Students know and can critically evaluate and, where applicable, apply this knowledge to topics/issues within their majoring subject.

Employable, innovative and enterprising

Students will develop key skills and attributes sought by employers that can be used in a range of applications.


Subject to approval of the Head of School



Course Coordinator / Lecturer

Kathryn MacCallum


Assessment Due Date Percentage  Description
Report and Presentation 28 Apr 2021 60% Report due: 28 April Presentations: Week 7
DBR Plan 09 Jun 2021 40%

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $1,905.00

* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.

For further information see School of Educational Studies and Leadership .

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  • EDEM628-21S1 (D) Semester One 2021 (Distance) - Not Offered