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Area/Catalogue
EDUC 5239

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Course Level
Postgraduate

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Offered Externally
Yes

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Course ID
157563

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Unit Value
4.5

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University-wide elective course
No

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Timetable/s
First Semester
(Study Period 3)
Course owner

Course owner
School of Education

Course aim

The aim of this course is to critically analyse online learning communities in informal and formal digital environments, and to explore and evaluate the learning occurring in these settings, including the learning occurring in environments such as social media and MOOCs. The course will also explore some of the current theories underpinning these trends.

Course content

Students will explore the different types of interactions typical of any learning leading to the development of learning communities whether in formal or informal settings. Students will critically examine and evaluate some key pedagogical online design principles that support the development of learning communities while investigating the opportunities for learning evidenced in MOOCS/Open courseware, social media and formal settings. Students will examine a range of the learning analytics tools offered in these settings that can be used to further support learners.

Textbook(s)

Nil

Prerequisite(s)

Nil

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Teaching method

Component Duration
EXTERNAL, MAGILL, ONLINE
External (Online activities) 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.


Assessment

Task Length Weighting Duration
EXTERNAL, MAGILL, ONLINE
Case study 2250 words 50% N/A
Essay 2250 words 50% N/A

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.125
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 1A)
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Fee-paying program for domestic and international students
International students and students undertaking this course as part of a postgraduate fee paying program must refer to the relevant program home page to determine the cost for undertaking this course.

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* Equivalent Full Time Study Load. Please note all EFTSL values are published and calculated at ten decimal places. Values are displayed to three decimal places for ease of interpretation

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