What happens when you come across new teaching and learning resources how will you know they are of good quality and fit for purpose? In this unit educators will investigate different evaluation criteria to determine the usefulness of online and digital resources.
How might social media be harnessed to support teaching and learning. In this unit we will investigate the different types of social media platforms which lend themselves to education and how to effectively incorporate the use of social media into your classroom.
Already an established technology every teacher needs to master the e-mail client. They will sign up for an account, compose messages, add attachments, send, receive, and file/store their online communications. There are also some ideas about using e-mail as a teaching and learning aid.
what you need to find on the vast Internet is an essential skill all teachers
must master. In this unit we will provide educators skills to search for and
find curriculum resources aligned to their specific curriculum using different
Today, the Internet is a key source for resources, teaching advice and digital tools. Every teacher needs to feel comfortable accessing and navigating the internet. In this unit, we unpack what it is, how it works and where to go looking for curriculum resources.
Presentation packages have become a favoured teaching and learning tool for educators worldwide because it can attractively combine text and multimedia. This unit provides some basic operating advice on presentation packages and introduces ways to incorporate the software into teaching and learning.
The mighty word processor is introduced in this unit. Besides some basic operating advice the unit also introduces some initial ideas for using the word processor as part of the teaching and learning process.
This unit of study introduces educators to ways ICT can support both formative and summative assessment. It ranges from simple technologies to develop marking rubrics to automated technologies that provide high levels of automated marking and grading. It will also introduce setting up e-portfolios and other progressive assessment techniques.
This unit investigates what it takes to be a responsible ‘digital citizen’ when working online. What is considered appropriate behaviour when interacting online? This unit investigates ‘netiquette’ as well as ethical issues that need to be followed when engaging with others or using materials found on the Internet. Responsible online actions also help to ensure one’s safety, and those of the students, when engaging with online communities and resources. The unit also recalls the key principles related to education and which also apply to digital and distance learning (respect for the rights of the child, inclusion and gender equality, respect for the environment, etc.).
How is pedagogy enhanced using ICT? In this unit of study, we introduce ways that ICT can be harnessed immediately to support traditional teaching strategies. It focuses on simple strategies and digital tools to improve the delivery of their classes.