TEACHING AND LEARNING IN A VIRTUAL ENVIRONMENT

EDU5TLV

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Credit points: 15

This subject addresses La Trobe's Global Citizenship Essential. Global Citizenship is about learning to live in an interconnected world, including the social, environmental, political and economic challenges this brings. This subject addresses La Trobe's Innovation and Entrepreneurship Essential. Innovation and Entrepreneurship is about using your creativity to generate new ideas, understand and solve complex problems and thrive in a fast-changing world. This subject addresses La Trobe's Sustainability Thinking Essential. Sustainability Thinking entails deep appreciation of how the choices we make affects the natural, economic, social, political and cultural systems — now and in the future.

Subject outline

This subject is aimed at meeting the needs of current or future teachers with an interest in virtual learning. Students are presented with theories of virtual learning which then are applied to students' own learning areas through the development of virtual curriculum materials. Students explore pedagogies of teaching and learning in a virtual environment, teaching and facilitation strategies. Students also explore learning design for teaching in an online environment.



SchoolSchool of Education

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorGreg Powell

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

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PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

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Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsPreparing for blended e-learning,RecommendedLittlejohn, A. & Pegler, C.ROUTLEDGE 2007
ReadingsIncreasing Student Engagement and Retention in e-Learning Environments : Web 2.0 and Blended Learning TechnologiesRecommendedWankel, C. & Blessinger, P. (2013)EMERALD GROUP PUBLISHING LTD

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Engage in the Virtual Learning experience sessions and apply knowledge, curriculum content, and teaching and learning strategies suitable to this environment .

Activities:
Participation in regular Collaborate (Virtual Learning Environment) sessions.

02. Apply knowledge and skills to the development of appropriate curriculum materials for Virtual Learning Environments in educational settings.

Activities:
Completion of weekly readings and online, blended learning modules.

03. Develop an understanding of the processes of curriculum implementation based on Virtual learning environments..

Activities:
Design and develop suitable curriculum materials appropriate to educational settings.

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