EDUC 1017OL - Introduction to Online Educational Media

Online - Semester 2 - 2023

This course will introduce the different types of media which can be used online in an educational context. It will provide examples of these types of media and the ways in which they can be evaluated, and introduce the educational theories and frameworks that support their use.

  • General Course Information
    Course Details
    Course Code EDUC 1017OL
    Course Introduction to Online Educational Media
    Coordinating Unit School of Education
    Term Semester 2
    Level Undergraduate
    Location/s Online
    Units 3
    Contact 156 Hours
    Available for Study Abroad and Exchange Y
    Course Description This course will introduce the different types of media which can be used online in an educational context. It will provide examples of these types of media and the ways in which they can be evaluated, and introduce the educational theories and frameworks that support their use.
    Course Staff

    Course Coordinator: Associate Professor Edward Palmer

    Associate Professor Edward Palmer
    Senior Lecturer
    School of Education
    Telephone 831 36036
    Course Timetable

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

  • Learning Outcomes
    Course Learning Outcomes
    1. Demonstrate an understanding of the trends and pedagogies which are relevant to educational media
    2. Apply pedagogies or frameworks to activities based on educational media
    3. Use educational media appropriately and effectively
    4. Develop educational media activities based on research which have effective feedback and evaluation practices
    University Graduate Attributes

    No information currently available.

  • Learning Resources
    Required Resources
    There is an entire world full of educational media. They are the resources you require to be successful in this course.
  • Learning & Teaching Activities
    Learning & Teaching Modes
    Fully Online

    The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.

    Engaging with learning media (6 hours per week) 72 hours
    Working on assessment tasks including discussion forums (7 hours per week) 84 hours
    TOTAL =156 hours
    Learning Activities Summary
    1 Introduction to Educational Media
    2 Wikis, Blogs and Forums
    3 The use of video
    4 The pedagogy of educational media
    5 The pedagogy of educational media
    6 Mobile Learning
    7 Social Media
    8 The role of media in virtual communities
    9 Evaluating the use of media
    10 Designing educational media
    11 Media in educational games
    12 Extended Reality in education
    Specific Course Requirements
  • Assessment

    The University's policy on Assessment for Coursework Programs is based on the following four principles:

    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.

    Assessment Summary
    Educational media design Formative and summative Flexible 60% 4
    Discussion Boards Formative and summative Flexible 40% 1-3
    Assessment Detail
    Assessment Description % weighting
    Educational media design Design a piece of educational media designed to meet well defined learning outcomes 60%
    Discussion Boards Engage regularly in discussion boards, completing tasks each week and interacting with other students 40%
    Via MyUni
    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.

  • Student Feedback

    The University places a high priority on approaches to learning and teaching that enhance the student experience. Feedback is sought from students in a variety of ways including on-going engagement with staff, the use of online discussion boards and the use of Student Experience of Learning and Teaching (SELT) surveys as well as GOS surveys and Program reviews.

    SELTs are an important source of information to inform individual teaching practice, decisions about teaching duties, and course and program curriculum design. They enable the University to assess how effectively its learning environments and teaching practices facilitate student engagement and learning outcomes. Under the current SELT Policy ( course SELTs are mandated and must be conducted at the conclusion of each term/semester/trimester for every course offering. Feedback on issues raised through course SELT surveys is made available to enrolled students through various resources (e.g. MyUni). In addition aggregated course SELT data is available.

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