Digital Tools for Inclusive Teaching

The University of Melbourne

Course details

Level of study: Career Based/Vocational

Summary

Technology has never been more vital for education, but it can be difficult to decide how to deploy it in the classroom.

This Melbourne MicroCert is designed to provide teachers with a strong evidence base to inform how they utilise technology.

Guided by leading practitioners from the Melbourne Graduate School of Education, you will explore frameworks, research and literature that identify and evaluate different technologies and digital resources. You will examine how to meet learning needs in your own educational context, and how to purposefully use technology to enhance your student outcomes.

This Melbourne MicroCert is delivered fully online, offering a convenient way to advance your skillset, from a location that suits you.

Who is it for?

This Melbourne MicroCert is ideal for teachers who are currently in, or who are seeking leadership roles. The use of digital technologies and ICT in teaching practice is highlighted in the national standards for teaching across four levels of teacher expertise. This Melbourne MicroCert addresses the outcomes at the Highly Accomplished and Lead Teacher (HALT) levels and can be used to add to your portfolio of evidence for HALT applications.

Key topics

Delivered as four modules, this Melbourne MicroCert explores a different topic each week. These are:

Criteria for effective learning technologies
Technology-enabled learning using an evidence-based approach
Evaluating technologies with a constructivist frame
Evaluating technologies in your educational context.

Learning outcomes

Upon completion of this Melbourne MicroCert, you will be able to:

Access and use an evidence base to explain the value of specific digital resources in meeting individual student needs
Analyse the impact of a digital technology tool on student learning outcomes
Purposefully use digital technologies to model best practice and expand learning opportunities for students.

Learning experience

In our innovative online learning environment, you will engage with other practising teachers and education specialists. You will take part in synchronous and asynchronous learning activities such as live webinars, peer-to-peer feedback and discussions, and interactive review tasks.

Pathways to further study

Digital Tools for Inclusive Teaching can be taken as a standalone Melbourne MicroCert, or you can complement it with any other Melbourne MicroCert in the Transforming Classrooms with Technology series.

Digital Tools for Inclusive Teaching is also designed to provide a pathway – otherwise known as advanced standing – into the Master of Education. To use Digital Tools for Inclusive Teaching in this way, you will need to complete all four Melbourne MicroCerts in the Transforming Classrooms with Technology series, as each one is equivalent to one quarter of a standard subject, and then apply for credit towards the Master of Education.

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Tuition Fees (AUD $) Start date Duration Campus
990 for the entire course Contact institution 5 weeks
Self study / online (without attendance)
The University of Melbourne
Parkville Campus
Grattan Street
Melbourne Victoria 3010
Australia

Entry criteria

An undergraduate or graduate initial-teacher qualification, or at least two years of work experience in education and/or training related roles in any sector.

Address

The University of Melbourne
Parkville Campus
Grattan Street
Melbourne Victoria 3010
Australia
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