EDUC 5240


Course Level


Offered Externally

Note: This offering may or may not be scheduled in every study period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.


Course ID


Unit Value


University-wide elective course

Course owner

Course owner
UniSA Education Futures

Course aim

To allow students to critically examine contemporary and emergent theories and research related to network models of teaching, learning and professional interaction and to consider impacts on educators' work and identities

Course content

Students will have the opportunity to explore and critique theories and concepts from the trans-disciplinary field of network studies, including Actor Network Theory, the networked activity space, complex adaptive systems, time scales and glocalisation. Students will debate cutting edge methods and skills of inclusive research networking and explore applications of these theories and methods in education. Students will become aware that the concept of networking here is inclusive of all participants and tools involved in teaching and learning and all forms of connectivity, and that the course reaches beyond merely an engagement with new technology. Students will have the opportunity to choose two topics from a list which includes (but is not necessarily limited to): Networking and professional learning, Mechanisms and processes of inclusive networking, Networked consumer culture and education, Tooling teachers: innovation, adaptation and conservation, Virtual education: the death of the classroom?, Globalising education, Learning analytics and large data analysis, Education in partnership networks, and Learning by gaming.  






Teaching method

Component Duration
External (Online workshops) 3 hours x 10 weeks

Note: These components may or may not be scheduled in every study period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.


Discussion paper, Online participation, Report


EFTSL*: 0.125
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 1)
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Course Coordinators

UniSA Education Futures

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