This is a ten credit point unit run over a standard 13 week session. See the Unit Schedule below for all teaching weeks. Note that there are no lecture or tutorial classes in the week commencing 10th May and 17th May so that second-year education students can complete their in-school block practicum experience. If you are a third or fourth year student who needs to undertake your practicum at a different time then we recommend that you switch to online enrolment through eStudent.
Wednesday 10am - 11am
Weekly Tutorial Schedule (Internal students)
1pm - 3pm Thursdays in 12 Second Way Room 315 (12SW315)
Weekly Tutorial Schedule (Online students)
1pm - 3pm Wednesdays via Zoom (see iLearn for Zoom link)
Students must attend the tutorials / modes for which they have enrolled. There are several reasons for this. Firstly, students work at a computer during these sessions and there are a limited number of computers available in the lab. Secondly, eStudent is used to create tutorial activity groupings in iLearn, so students who attend tutorial classes other than the one in which they are enrolled may not be able to access their tutorial activities. Any changes to tutorial enrolments must be completed officially through e-student. Please email the convenor and the respective tutor/s to advise of any class changes.
Students are expected to attend and participate in all the tutorials. Activities completed during tutorials are essential for building the core knowledge and/or skills required to demonstrate the learning outcomes of this unit (as assessed through the Task 3 Tutorial Tasks). In order to satisfactorily complete the Task 3 Tutorial Tasks students will need to:
- prepare for the tutorials by completing the readings and lecture prior to class
- attend the tutorials
- participate in tutorial discussions
- complete the tutorial activities.
As well, students complete the Learning Technology Module groupwork assessment task with peers from their tutorial tasks, so unexplained absences may impact on other students.
You are required to retain all documentation related to tutorial absences. This documentation needs to be presented to your tutor or the unit convenor on request. If sufficient documentation is provided in the case of a tutorial absence then tutors may choose to prescribe activities for you to complete in order for you to demonstrate accomplishment of the tutorial outcomes. If you experience ongoing and unavoidable disruptions you should submit a “special consideration” request through http://ask.mq.edu.au (see below).
The required text for this unit is "Design of Technology-Enhanced Learning - Integrating Research and Practice" by Matt Bower.
A digital copy of the book should be available from http://ebooks.com for around $AU 40, which is about a 65% discount. Simply go to https://www.ebooks.com/95840983/design-of-technology-enhanced-learning/bower-matt/ and use the discount code provided at the top section of the unit website on checkout to receive the discount. This offer has been setup especially for EDUC2610 this session so please don't pass it onto anyone because the number of people who can use this discount is capped. The digital version of the book has several advantages including being searchable, colour images, and live hyperlinks to web references.
A paperback version of the book can also be purchased online at https://www.booktopia.com.au/design-of-technology-enhanced-learning-matt-bower/book/9781838679200.html . A hardcopy version is also available through Booktopia, for those who prefer. Paperback and hardcopy versions are available from other vendors, so it can be worthwhile to shop around online.
The text is available for periodical borrowing from the Library. The number of digital and hardcopy versions available may be capped, the library versions cannot be annotated, and there is a limit on the duration for which you borrow the digital and hardcopy versions from the library. In previous sessions students have been caught without access during peak periods such as exam times, so we recommend that you purchase either an e-Book or hardcopy version.
Copyright rules apply to the use of materials taken from other sources. There are images you can use in the development of your assignments without needing to obtain copyright permission. Links to sites that supply copyright free images will be suggested in your tutorials, or you can search for Creative Commons resources yourselves. It is essential that you obtain copyright permission for any images you obtain from other web sites or scan from books. You, and the University, are open to prosecution if you publicly post images taken from other sources without permission. If you particularly need to use material from a website/book, most book publishers and sources of web pages will provide copyright permission if you contact them to ask for permission indicating the use is for educational purposes and not for profit - just clearly indicate that it is only being used for local educational purposes.
Technology Use and Requirements
Accessing and using the Unit Website
The EDUC2610 unit website is available from the Macquarie University iLearn system available at: http://ilearn.mq.edu.au.
Students will need regular access to a computer and the Internet to complete this unit. Weekly access to iLearn is compulsory for all students. Important assessment information will be posted on iLearn, as will other relevant unit notices and materials. Please check the iLearn unit website regularly.
Recordings of each lecture will be made available from the unit website each week. You must listen to all lectures if you do not attend these ‘live’. PowerPoint slides will be made available in iLearn just prior to the weekly lecture and/or will be made available in the Active Learning Tool.
In order to successfully complete the EDUC2610 tutorials students need to ensure they have a reasonable level of competence in ICTs and Information Literacy skills. If you feel uncertain about your competency levels it is your responsibility to undertake training to acquire or improve these skills as soon as possible as they will be assumed in the tutorials. Options include:
The library offers a range of face-to-face and online workshops to support the development of technological skills. For more details refer to the Macquarie University library website (http://www.mq.edu.au/on_campus/library) under ‘Training’.
General IT Support and Troubleshooting
For support with access to wireless networks and other general technology matters, please contact the Macquarie University Library Student IT Help Desk (Phone: 9850 4357; Email: email@example.com).