Faculty of Information Technology

Monash University

Undergraduate - Unit

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6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Information Technology
OfferedCaulfield Second semester 2013 (Day)


This unit examines the diversity of theoretical and conceptual frameworks which influence current research and production of educational multimedia applications. Topics will include: educational theory and practice, cognition and cognitive development, the differentiation between child and adult learners, catering to differences in the capacity to learn, for example, gifted and disabled learners, creating immersive and interactive learning environments, current debates surrounding e-Learning, and enabling equitable access to learning technologies. Students will be given an overview of issues and techniques for applying information technology to support instruction in educational and training contexts and gain practical experiences in managing a design process involving competing aspects of learning theories, content characteristics, audience needs and software development practices.


At the completion of this unit students will have

A theoretical and conceptual understanding of:

  • the diversity of theoretical and conceptual frameworks which contribute to the current research and application of educational multimedia;
  • the uniquely immersive, engaging and interactive nature of educational multimedia learning environments; and
  • the correlation of the individual needs of a learner with an appropriate digital environment for the delivery of educational material and learning experiences.

Developed attitudes that enable them to:

  • be acquainted with and value the diversity of learning styles and requirements within the community and appreciate the need for an adaptive approach in the modification of technology to the requirements of both the learner and the educational content;
  • recognise the potential of multimedia in enabling educational access and equity.

Developed the skills to:

  • design and produce documents relating to the conceptual development of educational learning environments and the need for quality assurance in production processes;
  • develop applications of learning environments for specific learning needs.

Demonstrated the teamwork skills necessary to:

  • further develop communication and group work skills.


Examination (2 hours): 25%; In-semester assessment: 75%

Chief examiner(s)

Contact hours

2 hrs lectures/wk, 2 hrs tutorials/wk

This unit applies to the following area(s) of study



FIT3033, MMS2701

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