Details for Digital Technology and Education


Quick Info

  • Currently offered by Alphacrucis: Yes
  • Course code: EDU555
  • Credit points: 10
  • Subject coordinator: Mark Hutchinson

Prerequisites

The following courses are prerequisites:

Awards offering Digital Technology and Education

This unit is offered as a part of the following awards:

Unit Content

Outcomes

  1. Interpret the ways in which digital technologies have shaped society and provided worldview assumptions that frame Western (global) culture;
  2. Explain the non-neutrality of technology in general and digital technology in particular in light of a worldview shaped by the Bible;
  3. Appraise the effectiveness of a digital technology for teaching and learning use and critique its impact on classroom community;
  4. Formulate a policy position for digital technology engagement with a Christian school considering administrative, communication, professional, pedagogical, and curriculum contexts;
  5. Argue for an appropriate level of discernment with digital technology engagement in a Christian school—recognising that although common-grace benefits are evident, subtle, yet powerful, worldview shaping influences are experienced.

Subject Content

  1. Digital technologies and the Australian educational landscape
  2. The non-neutrality of technology
  3. Technology and a biblical worldview
  4. Digital technologies: epistemology
  5. Digital technologies: mediation
  6. Digital technologies: narcissism, and connectedness
  7. Digital technologies: amusement, and shallowing
  8. Digital technologies: conversation or mere connection

This course may be offered in the following formats

  • Face-to-Face
  • Distance/ Global Online
  • Intensive (5 days of classes/7 hours per day followed by 85 hours reading, writing and assignments)
  • Extensive (5 days spread over the semester)

Check timetables for subject availability and mode of delivery

Please consult your course prospectus or enquire about how and when this course will be offered next at Alphacrucis College.

Assessment Methods

  • Forum posts (10%)
  • Class Teaching Blog (20%)
  • Policy (30%)
  • Essay (40%)

Prescribed Text

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