EDUC 1003PA - Games, Media and ICT Literacies

Port Augusta - Semester 2 - 2015

This course begins with exploring the ubiquity of video games and digital media in contemporary society as a way of identifying and developing students' Information and Computing Technology (ICT) skills. The aim is to provide students with the relevant capacities needed for tertiary education, but these skills will be also relevant and useful for students in future professional contexts. Students will be given opportunities to explore the use of ICTs during the course, and to gain skills in word processing, using simple spreadsheets, accessing online sources, and participating in online discussions and digital presentations. They will explore how a variety of video games engage ICT skills and literacies, but will not be expected to 'perform' or 'compete' in games unless they choose to. The use of gaming and digital media literacies will focus on learning in a tertiary context, and how these literacies will be used for learning at the University of Adelaide

  • General Course Information
    Course Details
    Course Code EDUC 1003PA
    Course Games, Media and ICT Literacies
    Coordinating Unit School of Education
    Term Semester 2
    Level Undergraduate
    Location/s Port Augusta
    Units 3
    Contact Up to 36 hours
    Available for Study Abroad and Exchange N
    Restrictions This class is only open for students in the University Preparatory Program or Wilto Yerlo Preparatory Program.
    Assessment 4 Formative Assignments on Computer Packages (worth 10% each); 2 Digital reflective journals (total 25%); Project based digital portfolio (35%)
    Course Staff

    Course Coordinator: Dr Chad Habel

    Course Timetable

    The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.

  • Learning Outcomes
    Course Learning Outcomes
    Upon successful completion of this course students should be able to:

    1. Reflect on their own capacities for using computers and the digital environment for specific purposes, and improve in self-identified areas;

    2. Search for and download digital content related to a specific area of focus;

    3. Critique digital content and evaluate it for credibility;

    4. Use a variety of basic computer applications relevant to University study;

    5. Use advanced online communication tools such as Skype and Virtual Classroom;

    6. Adapt to new digital environments and computer applications;

    7. Find and use resources to help digital adaptation, and troubleshoot problems in negotiating digital environments;

    8. Create digital content and share it publicly or privately via the Web 2.0 environment.

    University Graduate Attributes

    This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attribute(s) specified below:

    University Graduate Attribute Course Learning Outcome(s)
    Knowledge and understanding of the content and techniques of a chosen discipline at advanced levels that are internationally recognised. 1, 2,
    The ability to locate, analyse, evaluate and synthesise information from a wide variety of sources in a planned and timely manner. 2, 3, 7
    An ability to apply effective, creative and innovative solutions, both independently and cooperatively, to current and future problems. 1, 3, 6, 8
    Skills of a high order in interpersonal understanding, teamwork and communication. 5, 6, 8
    A proficiency in the appropriate use of contemporary technologies. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
    A commitment to continuous learning and the capacity to maintain intellectual curiosity throughout life. 1, 6, 7
    A commitment to the highest standards of professional endeavour and the ability to take a leadership role in the community. 3, 8
    An awareness of ethical, social and cultural issues within a global context and their importance in the exercise of professional skills and responsibilities. 1, 2, 3, 8
  • Learning & Teaching Activities
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  • Assessment

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    1. Assessment must encourage and reinforce learning.
    2. Assessment must enable robust and fair judgements about student performance.
    3. Assessment practices must be fair and equitable to students and give them the opportunity to demonstrate what they have learned.
    4. Assessment must maintain academic standards.

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    Course Grading

    Grades for your performance in this course will be awarded in accordance with the following scheme:

    M10 (Coursework Mark Scheme)
    Grade Mark Description
    FNS   Fail No Submission
    F 1-49 Fail
    P 50-64 Pass
    C 65-74 Credit
    D 75-84 Distinction
    HD 85-100 High Distinction
    CN   Continuing
    NFE   No Formal Examination
    RP   Result Pending

    Further details of the grades/results can be obtained from Examinations.

    Grade Descriptors are available which provide a general guide to the standard of work that is expected at each grade level. More information at Assessment for Coursework Programs.

    Final results for this course will be made available through Access Adelaide.

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