DLRNG100-21A (NET)

Developing Digital Fluency

15 Points

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Division of Education
Te Kura Toi Tangata School of Education

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Convenor(s)

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: nia.sugiharto@waikato.ac.nz

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: melanie.chivers@waikato.ac.nz

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Paper Description

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This paper offers a foundation for students learning to navigate and communicate effectively through digital learning environments. It incorporates purposeful selection of technologies for learning, and digital literacy which includes being able to research, create, evaluate and apply technical skills while doing so.

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Paper Structure

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This paper is taught over a 12-week semester between Monday, 1 March and Friday, 5 June 2021, and is divided into three modules:

Module One – Digital Proficiency

Module Two – Digital Literacy

Module Three – Digital Social Competence

There will be no teaching during Easter (Friday, 2 April - Tuesday 6 April), or Monday, 26 April (ANZAC Day holiday). The teaching recess is from Monday, 19 April until Sunday, 2 May 2021).

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Learning Outcomes

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Students who successfully complete the paper should be able to:

  • Locate, select, analyse, critique, evaluate and use online information as part of directed inquiry
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  • Communicate and collaborate with peers within an online learning community
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  • Develop technical proficiency, alongside cognitive and dispositional competence
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  • Understand and articulate a range of multi-literacies related to digital fluency
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Assessment

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This paper is fully internally assessed.

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Assessment Components

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The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0. There is no final exam. The final exam makes up 0% of the overall mark.

The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0 or 0:0, whichever is more favourable for the student. The final exam makes up either 0% or 0% of the overall mark.

Component DescriptionDue Date TimePercentage of overall markSubmission MethodCompulsory
1. Online Discussions Self Evaluation (Part A)
25 Mar 2021
11:30 PM
10
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
2. Online Discussions (Part B)
4 Jun 2021
No set time
30
  • Online: Moodle Forum Discussion
3. Digital Literacy in Action: A Collaborative Approach
18 Apr 2021
11:30 PM
30
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
4. Multimedia Presentation of Research Findings
4 Jun 2021
11:30 PM
30
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
Assessment Total:     100    
Failing to complete a compulsory assessment component of a paper will result in an IC grade
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Required and Recommended Readings

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Required Readings

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Readings are stipulated in Moodle and accessible via Waikato Reading Lists.

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Recommended Readings

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Readings are stipulated in Moodle and accessible via Waikato Reading Lists
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Other Resources

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Students are encouraged to search for relevant resources (e.g., media reports, websites, academic literature) and to share these via online discussion and the 'Good ideas to share' forum.
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Online Support

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This paper is fully online, with all teaching in Moodle via panopto, discussion forums and individual/group feedback. Additional sessions will be offered via Zoom and/or GoogleMeet. Students are also invited to request appointments via phone or Zoom (or in person where a student is on campus).

Students will need regular and reliable access to the Internet and a computer, for daily access to the class where possible. It is advisable to have a back-up plan for access if the primary connection/computer fails at any stage in the trimester.

The paper convenor will reply to all Moodle communications within 12-24 hours during weekdays, and is an active participant in all class discussions.

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Workload

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This paper has a credit value of 15 points. This paper at 100 level, is expected to take a total of 150 hours to complete. The time spent will include:

  • Participating regularly in discussion within the Moodle forum
  • Reading through the online modules, discussions and resources
  • Finding and reading related information
  • Thinking, reflecting, discussing
  • Preparing responses to questions in the modules
  • Seeking help from resources and others in the class
  • Improving digital skills generally.
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Linkages to Other Papers

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Prerequisite(s)

Corequisite(s)

Equivalent(s)

Restriction(s)

Restricted papers: TEPS121

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