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  • Objectives
    Students who have completed the Master of Information Technology in Education (MITEd) course should be able to: * show an understanding of the theory and practice of research in educational computing; * evaluate relevant research literature and carry out research related to the use of computing and related technologies for learning; * make effective use of the findings of writings and research in addressing professional problems in the use of learning technologies; * demonstrate a depth of knowledge and understanding that will enable them to be a resource for colleagues in technology-supported educational settings; * take an informed role in debates on policy in relation to learning technologies; * demonstrate an appreciation of professional responsibilities and ethical principles which should characterise leaders in educational computing.
  • Academic Title
    Master of Information Technology in Education (Stream 1A)
  • Course description
    Students must also achieve a grade of H2A or better in the research method subject before being permitted to undertake the thesis component. Students achieving a grade of H2B may be allowed to undertake the thesis if they have the explicit support of their supervisor that they are capable of doing so. Students achieving a grade of less than H2B may be required to convert from a research masters to a coursework only degree.

    Wherever possible, students should take the research method subject just prior to the commencement of the thesis.

    Students are required to undertake 100 points of study, consisting of a thesis of 20,000 words with a research methodology component (75 points) and 25 points of coursework selected from the list of 25-point subjects below. Students must publicly present a research paper in the last six months of their candidature.

    Subject     Semester     Credit Points

    460-616  Flexible Learning Environments
    This subject analyses educational approaches to the use of social software and personal learning devices in online, digital and mobile communication technologies across primary, secondary, tertiary and industry based educational settings. It investig...     Semester 1     25

    460-625  Negotiated Project in Education
    An individually negotiated project relating to education, in which the student undertakes a theoretical study (eg., a substantial critical review of a particular body of literature), a research project relating to educational practice, or an approved...     Semester 1, Semester 2, Summer     25

    460-627  Minor Project in Education
    An individually negotiated project relating to education, in which the student undertakes a theoretical study (eg., a substantial critical review of a particular body of literature), a research project relating to educational practice, or an approved...     Semester 1, Semester 2, Summer     12.50

    460-626  Negotiated Project in Education 2
    An individually negotiated project relating to education, in which the student undertakes a theoretical study (eg., a substantial critical review of a particular body of literature), a research project relating to educational practice, or an approved...     Semester 1, Semester 2, Summer     25

    485-601  Online Education and Training
    Survey information technologies used for online educational communication. Use and evaluate software and software packages for online education. Study strategies for teaching and learning online and develop an implementation plan for teaching and lea...     Semester 2     25

    485-602  Cyber Culture and Education
    Cultural analysis of the use of information and communications technology in industry, domestic and educational settings, identifying historical and theoretical perspectives on computer- mediated communication and computer and network aided practice;...     Semester 1     25

    485-829  Teaching With Information Technology
    The use of computers for educational purposes with emphasis on current research and educational philosophies of learning and teaching; current and potential uses in key learning areas. Implications for education of technological change, resourcing an...     Semester 2     25

    485-833  Multimedia and the Web for Education
    The subject focuses on the role of multimedia and the web for human communication and learning in educational contexts. The subject is suitable for all educators interested in combining practical activities with learning about associated techniques a...     Semester 1     25

    485-837  ICT and Curriculum
    An advanced examination of the use of computers within primary and secondary education begun in Teaching With Information Technology with a specialisation in one of these areas. A detailed investigation of the role and use of computers in a selected ...     Semester 1     25

    Students may not select subjects already taken within the Postgraduate Certificate/Diploma in Computer Education, and equivalent subjects for which the content has major overlap with specific subjects in the above list. Approved research methodology studies and thesis

    Subject     Semester     Credit Points

    460-681  Minor Thesis - Education (RM)
    No description available     RHD First Half Year, RHD Second Half Year     N/A

    460-607  Minor Thesis - Education
    No description available     RHD First Half Year, RHD Second Half Year     N/A

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