EDEM630-20S2 (D) Semester Two 2020 (Distance)

Change with Digital Technologies in Education and Training

30 points

Start Date: Monday, 13 July 2020
End Date: Sunday, 8 November 2020
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Friday, 24 July 2020
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Friday, 25 September 2020


As societies shift towards the age of digitalisation, digital education leadership is becoming a growing concern for students, educators and policy makers. This course is designed to study the role of ‘change agents’ in digital education, including teachers and trainers as change agents. Students will explore current issues that are affecting the digital world and reflect on their influence on education and training. Through exploring models of leadership and change, and critical reflection on their own experiences, the course aims to help each student develop as a digital education leader. Students will lead online seminars, conduct field observation and engage in project work to prompt and understand change within their own contexts in an evolving, digitally mediated society.

Learning Outcomes

This level 9 course has five learning outcomes. Students will be supported to
1. Critically review the diversity of educational, social, cultural and technical factors impacting the diffusion of e-learning, ICT and digital technologies  
2. Analyse and evaluate complex educational issues and opportunities using multiple perspectives on digital technologies in education or training, including: the innovation, the class, the organisation, the region, and global perspectives
3. Critically evaluate and apply theoretical models of change and related literature
4. Critically examine case studies and related research to inform existing and future problems
5. Demonstrate knowledge of change with ICT in education and training contexts and be able to apply this knowledge to emerging opportunities within education and training ecosystem.


Subject to the approval of Head of School

Course Coordinator / Lecturer

Kathryn MacCallum


Assessment Due Date Percentage 
Participation and Bibliography 05 Sep 2020 50%
Research Paper 18 Oct 2020 50%

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $1,884.00

* 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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