Faculty of Education

Monash University

Undergraduate - Unit

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6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Education
OfferedClayton First semester 2013 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr Michael Henderson


This unit has been developed in response to radical changes in the way that education and training are being constructed and delivered. The unit will develop students' understandings of the impact that the convergence of information technology and telecommunications is having upon the learner, the teacher, the workplace, the education provider and society in general. Attention will be given to the various government and organisational influences which are directing these changes. Through a study of technology, teaching and learning theory and research, students will be introduced to the basic principles underpinning the design of educational multimedia resources


Upon successful completion of this unit students should be able to outline national and state policies in relation to multimedia and the delivery of education and training; identify and understand the links, in the context of the information economy, between the learner, the teacher, the workplace, the provider and society; demonstrate an awareness of the requirements in developing an effective multimedia learning environment; understand the links between research, adult education and multimedia; and examine the processes required to construct an educational multimedia resource.


Assignment 1 Research or Policy critique (1,500 words) 20%, Assignment 2 Action plan (2,500 words) 80%

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Contact hours

18 contact hours and 6 hours of online activity per semester plus an average of 10 hours per week in self-directed study