DLRNG200-21A (NET)

Digital Learning: Critical Perspectives and Lifelong Possibilities

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 examines educational uses of digital technologies, with an emphasis on learning through electronic networks, including social media. The paper explores evolving theoretical shifts and policy directions alongside topical issues and practical perspectives.

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Paper Structure

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This paper is taught entirely online with no on-campus component.
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Learning Outcomes

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Students who successfully complete the paper should be able to:

  • learn through electronic networks
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  • explore collaborative and personal implications of digital learning
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  • experiment with social media, to cultivate a professional online presence
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  • research and critically evaluate internet resources and topical issues

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  • create online content
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Assessment

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There are four compulsory assessments. All will be submitted via Moodle.
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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 discussion, topics 1-3
17
  • Online: Moodle Forum Discussion
2. Online discussion, topics 4-6
17
  • Online: Moodle Forum Discussion
3. Social media journal
3 May 2021
11:30 PM
33
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
4. Presentation
4 Jun 2021
11:30 PM
33
  • 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 resources are shared via Twitter and the convenor is available for 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, likely to require around 150 hours of work during the trimester, including:

  • Participating regularly in discussion within Moodle.
  • Experimenting with social media.
  • Documenting progress in the social media journal.
  • Reading academic literature, from the readings list and beyond.
  • Finding and reflecting upon research, media reports, and digital resources.
  • Carrying out research for assignments.
  • Experimenting with digital tools.
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Linkages to Other Papers

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Prerequisite(s)

Corequisite(s)

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Restriction(s)

Restricted papers: PROF211

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