Course Title: Technological Implications for Tertiary Learning and Teaching

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Technological Implications for Tertiary Learning and Teaching

Credit Points: 12.00


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


360H Education


Sem 1 2008,
Sem 2 2008,
Sem 2 2009,
Sem 1 2011,
Sem 1 2012,
Sem 2 2012,
Sem 1 2013,
Sem 2 2013


RMIT University Vietnam


360H Education


Viet1 2010,
Viet2 2010,
Viet2 2011,
Viet1 2012,
Viet2 2012,
Viet1 2013,
Viet3 2013,
Viet2 2014

Course Coordinator: Dr. Garry Allan

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 8027

Course Coordinator Email:

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

You will be an RMIT academic staff member involved in some form of teaching and learning and employed in a capacity where you can create learning and assessment environments. As a practitioner, you will have an understanding of the tertiary education context (in Australia and internationally) and an awareness of RMIT policies and procedures that relate to teaching, learning and assessment.

Course Description

This course will focus on exploring educational technologies that are relevant to the teaching context at RMIT. In particular, you will work with the online learning and teaching tools of the RMIT online student learning environment.

You will experience the use of some educational technologies and online learning environments as a student of this course, as well as design potential teaching and learning activities that you could use in your own practice. Throughout this course, emphasis will be placed on you designing and implementing teaching and learning activities that aim to engage students.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

At the conclusion of this course you will have capability to:
• Design effective learning outcomes, learning activities and assessment in tertiary teaching.
• Apply analytical decision making techniques to enhance student engagement and learning.
• Problem solve effectively and apply sustainable practices related to tertiary teaching.
• Critically research, analyse and evaluate theoretical knowledge about approaches to learning responsive to diversity of learners.
• Communicate theoretical positions about teaching practice and effective student learning using educational discourses.

This course will extend your ability to design, develop and evaluate a course or learning activity (that you teach) using educational technologies. Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:
• Make judgements about appropriate uses of educational technologies to enhance student engagement and learning for diverse cohorts.
• Develop a learner-centred, technology enhanced course (or learning activity).
• Develop strategies for preparing students to engage with educational technologies.

Overview of Learning Activities

During this course you will engage in the following activities:
• Use online resources to engage with course materials and participate in discussion forums and threaded discussions
• Analyse case studies
• Undertake problem based learning
• Participate in hands on development of online resources
• Contribute to class discussions
• Utilise team based learning
• Give presentations
• Reflect on practice

Overview of Learning Resources

References, web resources and reading material are provided throughout the course.

Overview of Assessment

Assessment for this course includes the development of course materials or activities that utilise educational technologies, reflective writing, and a class presentation.