This unit is organised into ten modules. Each module starts with a lecture to provide a conceptual grounding for the module, followed by the corresponding tutorial. Students are expected to read the readings and review the videos and other resources for the module before coming to the tutorial. Note that there are no lectures or tutorials for the three weeks following the mid-session break so that pre-service teachers can complete their block practicum.
Monday 12pm - 1pm, via Zoom (see iLearn for link)
Weekly Tutorial Schedule
Tutorial Class A: Monday, 1pm - 3pm, in 12 Second Way Room 315 (12SW315)
Tutorial Class B: Monday, 3pm - 5pm, in 12 Second Way Room 315 (12SW315)
Tutorial Class C: Tuesday, 9am - 11am, via Zoom (see iLearn for link)
Tutorial Class D: Tuesday, 11am - 1pm, via Zoom (see iLearn for link)
Activities completed during tutorials are essential for building the core knowledge and/or skills required to demonstrate the learning outcomes of this unit. Satisfactory completion of tutorials involves:
- preparation including evidence of pre-reading and reviewing the lecture
- general contribution to the tutorial via discussion
- completion of the tutorial activities.
Participation in tutorials is also required in order to satisfactorily complete the ePortfolio task. You are required to retain all documentation related to absences. This documentation needs to be presented to the tutor or unit convenor on request. Tutors may decide, at their discretion, to prescribe make-up work for missed tutorials. If you experience serious and unavoidable disruption you should submit a “special consideration” request through http://ask.mq.edu.au (see below).
Students must attend the tutorials for which they have enrolled. This is because students work at a computer during these sessions and there are a limited number of computers available. As well, E-student 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 do not contact the unit convenor or tutors to request a change. Students are expected to attend all the tutorials.
There is no textbook for this unit; current readings and links will be provided throughout the session. Readings and resources will be made available online through the unit website.
Copyright rules apply to the use of materials taken from other sources. There are images you can use in the development of your presentation without needing to obtain copyright permission. Links to sites that supply copyright free images will be suggested in your tutorials, or you can do a search for them yourselves (Creative Commons). It is essential that you obtain copyright permission for any images you obtain from other web sites or scan from books. The source of the image and an acknowledgement of permission granted must be indicated/provided in your submission. You, and the University, are open to prosecution if you 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 EDUC3620 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 here, as will other relevant unit notices and materials. Please check the iLearn unit regularly.
For people who cannot attend lectures in person, the weekly lectures will be made available as Zoom recordings on the unit website on iLearn. You must listen to and watch all lectures if you do not attend these ‘live’.
In order to successfully complete the EDUC3620 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).