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Monash University

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

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Associate Professor Michael Henderson



  • First semester 2016 (Day)


This unit explores the radical changes in the way that education and training are being constructed and delivered. The unit develops 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 is 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 are introduced to the basic principles underpinning the design of educational multimedia resources.


Upon successful completion of this unit students should be able to:

  1. outline national and state policies in relation to multimedia and the delivery of education and training
  2. identify and understand the links, in the context of the information economy, between the learner, the teacher, the workplace, the provider and society
  3. demonstrate an awareness of the requirements in developing an effective multimedia learning environment
  4. understand the links between research, adult education and multimedia
  5. examine the processes required to construct an educational multimedia resource.


Research or policy critique (1500 words, 20%)
Action plan (2500 words, 80%)

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload equals 144 hours per semester comprising:

(a.) Contact hours for on-campus students:

  • 18 contact hours and 6 hours of online activity per semester

(b.) Additional requirements

  • 10 hours of independent study per week

See also Unit timetable information

Chief examiner(s)