ICT in the Classroom

Schedule & Readings

This unit encourages students to become self-directed learners. The most effective learners are not necessarily the most "intelligent" people. Effective learners are the people who have become self-directed learners.

Your Tutor will support and facilitate your learning but you are expected to take responsibility for your own learning. 

There are no lecturers in this unit, however we have provided valuable online resources and links to other sites and services to help you complete the tasks (see task examples and resources pages).

The online support is designed to facilitate student-student and student-tutor communication. It will help overcome communication difficulties, and so we urge you to take advantage of it, particularly the discussion, email and Skype chat facilities.

Because of the nature of the unit tasks, you will work largely to your own schedule. However, the schedule below is a good indication of the weeks you might devote to the unit tasks and readings, in order to meet the assignment deadlines.

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Task 1 - weeks 1 to 4

Jonassen, D.H. (1994). Technology as cognitive tools: Learners as designers. ITForum. Retrieved 16/07/2011 from: http://it.coe.uga.edu/itforum/paper1/paper1.html

Postman, N. (1990). Informing ourselves to death. A presentation to a meeting of the German Informatics Society, Stuttgart, Germany. Retrieved 16/07/2011 from: http://w2.eff.org/Net_culture/Criticisms/informing_ourselves_to_death.paper

Brown, J.S., Collins, A., & Duguid, P. (1989). Situated cognition and the culture of learning. Educational Researcher, 18(1), 32-42. Retrieved 16/07/2011 from: http://people.ucsc.edu/~gwells/Files/Courses_Folder/ED%20261%20Papers/Situated%20Cognition.pdf

Task 2 - weeks 5 to 8

Kim, B., & Reeves, T.C. (2007). Reframing research on learning with technology: In search of the meaning of cognitive tools. Instructional Science, 35, 207-256. Retrieved 16/07/2011 from: http://nanyang.academia.edu/BeaumieKim/Papers/634876/Reframing_research_on_learning_ with_technology_In_search_of_the_meaning_of_cognitive_tools

Herrington, J., & Kervin, L. (2007). Authentic learning supported by technology: Ten suggestions and cases of integration in classrooms. Educational Media International, 44(3), 219-236. Retreived 16/07/2011 from: http://murdoch.academia.edu/JanHerrington/Papers/93056/Authentic_learning_supported_by_technology_10_suggestions_and_cases_of_ integration_in_classrooms

Lamb, B. (2004). Wide open spaces: Wikis ready or not. EDUCAUSE Review, 39(5), 36-48. Retrieved 16/-7/2011 from: http://www.educause.edu/EDUCAUSE+Review/EDUCAUSEReviewMagazineVolume39/WideOpenSpacesWikisReadyorNot/157925

Task 3 - weeks 9 to12

Johnson, L., Smith, R., Willis, H., Levine, A., & Haywood, K. (2011). The 2011 horizon report. Austin, Rexas: The New Media Consortium. Retreived 16/07/2011 from: http://www.nmc.org/publications/2011-horizon-report

Curriculum Corporation. (2006). Statements of learning for information and communications technologies (ICT). Carlton, Victoria: Curriculum Corporation. Retrieved 16/07/2011 from: http://www.curriculum.edu.au/verve/_resources/SOL06_ICT.pdf

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