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Monash University Handbook 2010 Postgraduate - Unit

12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL

FacultyFaculty of Education
OfferedClayton Second semester 2010 (Flexible)
Coordinator(s)Dr Michael Henderson


Computer-based techniques as a means of learning. Techniques and problems in the selection, evaluation, design, implementation and use of computer programs in educational settings will feature in this unit.


At the conclusion of module 1 of this unit, students will have:

  • developed an understanding of the terminology and methods used in evaluating technology based software and programs;
  • critiqued an evaluation report concerning technology based software and/or programs and designed an instrument to suit their own evaluation purposes.
At the conclusion of module 2 students will be able to:
  • critique educational software; and
  • provide evidence to substantiate their views on the merits of nominated software.
At the conclusion of module 3 students will have:
  • developed a basic understanding of the fundamentals of logo programming;
  • have developed an understanding of how logo is used in various educational settings; and be familiar with the pedagogy underpinning the use of logo.
At the conclusion of module 4 students will be:
  • familiar with the issues and methods of teaching computer programming in school and professional contexts;
  • understand the basic concepts and techniques of computer programming;
  • have developed simple computer applications using a recognised programming language; and
  • understand a range of pedagogical approaches to the teaching of computer programming.


Two software assessment tasks (2 x 2000 words each = 4000 words): 50%
Essay (4000 words): 50%

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Michael Henderson

Contact hours

3 hours per week