Leadership in Learning and Teaching with ICT

This subject critically explores the challenges involved in leadership with digital technology (DT) educational settings. Such an exploration leads to the development of a personal position on digital technology in education drawing on relevant pedagogical and leadership theories and on historical and contemporary examples. Students also explore models of DT for teachers’ pedagogical knowledge and their implications for professional development, curriculum design for digital technology integration, and DT resource management and planning. Students will develop a DT learning and teaching plan to address the needs of a specific educational setting.

Learning Experiences

  • Module 1: Current context of educational institutions and Digital Learning (DL) integration
  • Module 2: The history of DL integration
  • Module 3: DL integration and pedagogical change
  • Module 4: Models of teacher knowledge incorporating DL pedagogy
  • Module 5.:Teacher professional development for DL integration
  • Module 6: Educational DL leadership and models of DL decision making
  • Module 7: Curriculum development for DL integration
  • Module 8: DL resource management planning
  • Module 9: Problem solving from a leadership perspective
  • Task 1: Early Blog post
  • Task 2: Digital technolgy integration policy analysis
  • Task 3: Technology planning analysis
  • Task 4: Blog post evidence and reflection

Module 7: ICT Integration – Part 2 (Assessment & Monitoring)

In my previous post ICT Integration: Part One – Defining, I defined what ICT integration looks like in my context. In this post I will suggest several different assessment and monitoring approaches that can be used to measure and assess the impact of this...

Module 7: ICT Integration – Part 1 (Defining)

If we can’t define it, we can’t measure it. This is the beginning sentiment in Proctor, Watson & Finger’s (2003) study on measuring ICT curriculum integration. Since 2003 the need to quantify and to assess ICT integration has been a prominent area of study....

Module 6: Digital Technology Resources Queensland

Australian Curriculum: Digital Technology P-10 Subject curriculum, achievement standards  Digital Technologies Hub Lesson ideas, learning sequences.  C2C &  The Learning Place. Learning sequences, lesson plans and assessment tasks contexualised for Queensland...

Module 5: Professional Development

This week I have been exploring teacher professional development (TPD). In this post I will examine the Who? The What? And How? Of TPD. Who? Who drives professional development? Who identifies the learning objectives? Who delivers and facilitates TPD? It is commonly...

Module 4: TPACK in Context

In my context (Malawi state school system), in order for technology to be used as a meaningful pedagogical tool teachers, leaders and school administration need to urgently develop their own knowledge and understanding of technology and necessary digital literacy...

Module 4: First steps with TPACK

I first encountered TPACK as part of my undergraduate degree in primary education. Like many other frameworks introduced in an undergraduate teaching degree, it is easy to develop a thorough theoretical understanding however much more difficult to understand its...

Online Learning and Coronavirus – Opinion

As my colleagues in the UAE prepare to go into COVID-19 locked down they are faced with the same challenge China, Hong Kong and other affected areas are already working to overcome which is transfer of learning onto online platforms. Providing quality, accessible and...

Ensuring and maintaining academic integrity

After taking the last two sessions off, I am feeling very excited about getting back into study at CSU. So far I have been able to complete my studies online whilst living abroad and travelling. Although I feel I am doing well in my studies and enjoying it at the same...

Task 1: Personal Position of Digital Technology and Education

While I have studied and worked with educational technology for some time, I am yet to definitely form a position on the role of digital technology (DT) in education settings. This is because I believe educational institutions are define by contextual factors such as...

“Digital Natives” and where to find them

According to Prensky (2001) the term “digital native” is used to describe a generation of people who grew up immersed in digital world, therefore having unique characteristics, skills and learning styles which are dissimilar from those born in another generation. From...