Teach Digital Safety, Ethics and Wellbeing

The University of Melbourne

Course details

Level of study: Career Based/Vocational

Summary

As access to technologies increases in today’s classrooms, so too have the challenges of ensuring safe, ethical and appropriate use of technology.

This Melbourne MicroCert explores the concept of digital citizenship through explicit focus on the ethical dilemmas that arise when humans and technology interact.

Guided by leading practitioners from the Melbourne Graduate School of Education, you will learn to model and teach positive digital citizenship, including responsible use of digital technologies, online safety and digital health and wellbeing. You will explore strategies and scenarios for managing online student interactions, bullying, feedback, moderation and peer-to-peer learning in new and emerging digital environments, such as augmented reality and virtual reality.

Another focus will be developing critical frameworks for examining pedagogical and curriculum decisions related to teaching with digital technology, including concepts of identity, community, privacy, ownership and trust in digital spaces.

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:

Cyber safety vs digital citizenship and ICT vs digital technology
Managing online interactions with school-aged students
Moderating online learning
Reviewing online learning spaces for cyber safety and ethics

Learning outcomes

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

Integrate digital citizenship topics into existing curricula
Develop educational materials to use with students and other teachers as a leader and advocate for digital citizenship
Critically appraise the appropriate existing tools for promoting digital citizenship.

Learning experience

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

Pathways to further study

Teach Digital Safety, Ethics & Wellbeing 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.

Teach Digital Safety, Ethics & Wellbeing is also designed to provide a pathway – otherwise known as advanced standing – into the Master of Education. To use Teach Digital Safety, Ethics & Wellbeing 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
Full time
The University of Melbourne
Parkville Campus
Grattan Street
Melbourne Victoria 3010
Australia
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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