Course Title: Design and Digital Technologies

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Design and Digital Technologies

Credit Points: 12.00

Flexible Terms

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


Bundoora Campus


360H Education



Course Coordinator: Nicky Carr and Thembi Mason

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 99257802 and 99257729

Course Coordinator Email: and

Course Coordinator Location: Bundoora

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


Course Description

This course introduces you to contemporary teaching and learning approaches that foster design thinking and digital technologies. You will develop your own skills in applying design thinking to solve problems. You will develop your understanding of computational and systems thinking through practical, hands-on workshops. You will critically evaluate practices and research in the use of digital technologies and design thinking in the primary classroom, to understand how to purposefully and creatively integrate digital technologies to support student engagement and learning. You will also develop your understanding of the theoretical underpinnings and core learning concepts that lie at the heart of design and digital technologies curriculum. You will develop your understanding about the safe, responsible and ethical use of digital technologies.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:


AITSL Standards

1.Develop your own knowledge, understanding and skills in design and digital technologies and how to teach these


2. Analyse, critically evaluate and reflect on research and current practice in the implementation of design and digital technologies curriculum


3.Select and use digital technologies in purposeful and creative ways to engage students in their learning

3.4, 2.6

4.Demonstrate an understanding of relevant issues and strategies to support the safe, responsible and ethical use of digital technologies in learning and teaching


5. Demonstrate effective skills in communicating and collaborating in professional contexts


Program Learning Outcomes for BP320 students

In this course you will develop the following program learning outcomes:

  • Demonstrate broad and coherent theoretical and technical knowledge in education
  • Critically analyse and apply theoretical and practical knowledge and skills to your professional practice in curriculum, pedagogy and assessment across a range of disciplines, reflecting a graduate level of proficiency in teaching
  • Consolidate and synthesise expert content and pedagogical content knowledge and develop highly effective classroom teaching skills in an area of specialisation

Program Learning Outcomes for BP319 students

In this course you will develop the following program learning outcomes:

  • Demonstrate broad and coherent theoretical and technical knowledge in practical applications in Health, Physical Education and Sport
  • Consolidate and synthesise expert content and pedagogical content knowledge and apply evidence-based high-impact teaching strategies in professional practice
  • Create a safe and engaging learning environment using inclusive strategies, sustainable practices and digital technologies for diverse audiences

Overview of Learning Activities

Your learning in this course will involve a range of activities including online modules and assessments, workshops, practical activities, individual tasks, collaborative group work, discussion and individual reflection. In this course you will choose from a variety of projects and workshops related to design and digital technologies as well as draw on your professional experience and make links between your experiences and contemporary practices in design and digital technologies teaching.

Overview of Learning Resources

RMIT University will support your access to learning resources for this course. Readings from current educational literature will be provided through your online course site and will be drawn from highly regarded academic journals, books and conferences as well as reports, websites and other online resources.

The University Library provides extensive scholarly resources to supplement your suggested readings and research and is able to request books or articles from any library in the world. Guides to the literature in your discipline area are available from

Assistance with referencing and avoiding plagiarism is available here

The Library and the Study and Learning Centre are also on hand to support and assist in the development of your academic skills to make best use of such resources within your academic studies.

Overview of Assessment

You will be assessed on how well you meet the course learning outcomes and on your development against the program learning outcomes. Assessment will cover both theoretical and practical aspects of your learning. You will be able to develop your work in relation to your own specific areas of interest in your professional practice.


Assessment Task


AT1. Online test on safe, responsible and ethical use of Digital Technologies (15%)



AT2. Design Thinking Project (40%)

In groups you will design and build a solution to an authentic problem, using a design thinking approach, and reflect on pedagogical implications for implementing design thinking in the classroom.



AT3. Digital Technologies Portfolio (45%)

Drawing from your professional experience, participation in online modules and workshops, or as negotiated with your teacher, you will develop three portfolio artefacts, that provide evidence of your capabilities in and understanding of pedagogical implications of (i) integrating ICT into your teaching and your students’ learning (ii) computational thinking and (iii) one other aspect of the Design & Digital Technologies Curriculum.


Feedback will be given on all assessment tasks

If you have a long term medical condition and/or disability it may be possible to negotiate to vary aspects of the learning or assessment methods. You can contact the program coordinator or the Equitable Learning Services if you would like to find out more.

Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies, procedures and instructions which are available for review online: