Master of Education (Knowledge Networks and Digital Innovation)

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Master of Education (Knowledge Networks and Digital Innovation)

Graduate Certificate in Education (Knowledge Networks and Digital Innovation) [exit point only]

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CSU’s Master of Education (Knowledge Networks and Digital Innovation) develops agile leaders in new cultures of digital formal and informal learning, with expertise in navigating diverse information pathways, creative learning environments, and socially connected global networks.

  • Why study this course?

    The Master of Education (Knowledge Networks and Digital Innovation) is designed for educators seeking to expand their knowledge and practice using information and networked learning. It offers a flexible multi-disciplinary post-graduate program which probes knowledge networking and digital innovation, including new and emerging online tools and techniques for handling information; the transformation of knowledge exchange in open educational environments; how different knowledge interactions transform learning; how well designed learning spaces energise curriculum; and how areas as diverse as gaming, digital citizenship and social networking are part of the education story of 21st century learning.

    Education is being challenged by today's online information ecology and participatory cultures. CSU's Master of Education (Knowledge Networks and Digital Innovation) provides flexible program options in knowledge networking, global information flow, advanced search techniques, learning analytics, social media, game-based learning, digital literature and learning spaces design. Now more than ever, working in education requires a deeper knowledge and understanding of the diversities of information environments and the range of emerging opportunities influenced by big data, Web 3.0 and the semantic web.

    Focusing on digital connectivity, communication, collaboration and convergence, this course addresses the pedagogic requirements of global knowledge networks, and innovative learning and teaching in these information-rich participatory environments. Graduates will develop expertise in global and community networked knowledge environments, in the fields of learning innovation, e-learning, e-literature, e-pedagogy, and participatory online cultures.

    This course is designed for educators seeking to expand their knowledge and practice using information and networked learning. It offers a flexible multi-disciplinary postgraduate program that responds to the urgent need for educators to have:

    • expertise in navigating diverse information pathways within their personal and creative learning environments, socially connected networks, and globally enriched information contexts
    • the capacity to critique e-pedagogies and critically reflect on the use of technologies in a variety of learning contexts
    • advanced knowledge and understanding drawn from the information field in order to provide foundational improvements in pedagogical practices in digital education environments
    • the ability to investigate scenarios where learning innovation occurs and respond to the impact on learners, teachers, community and professional environments
    • the agility and capacity to address professional development priorities related to digital learning environments

    Graduates will develop expertise in global and community networked knowledge environments, in the fields of learning innovation, e-learning, e-literature,  e-pedagogy, and participatory online cultures,  and have the capacity to:

    • be innovative in identifying, using and evaluating digital technologies for learning, teaching and professional practice
    • respond to change in a spirit of intellectual inquiry, creativity and initiative in perceptive and productive ways
    • manage personal and participatory knowledge networks to communicate and work collaboratively and effectively with others
    • understand the social, cultural, civic and economic dimensions of information use
    • apply advanced search skills for information discovery and research
    • demonstrate a creative approach to resourcing and facilitating differentiated learner engagement in a variety of forms, formats and environments that meet curriculum standards in blended formal and informal learning environments
    • use the findings of educational research to inform practice
    • contribute to the ongoing professional dialogue and research in the field of education informatics.

  • Career opportunities

    Being flexible and responsive to personal skill development needs, the course can be customised to focus and expand knowledge of digital environments in order to embrace innovation and change in professional practice. By examining key features and influences of global connectedness, information organisation, communication and participatory cultures of learning, every student is provided with the opportunity to develop personal and professional expertise in their chosen field.  

    This course offers professional development for those working or seeking employment as:

    • leaders in curriculum
    • innovation in digital environments
    • digital project managers
    • social media leaders
    • information services managers and technology integrators
    • leaders in e-learning
    • strategic leaders in digital policy and education developments.
  • Credit and pathways

    Applicants may be eligible for credit as follows:

    A.  An appropriate four (4) year Bachelor degree in education or equivalent, and teacher librarian qualification (ALIA accredited or equivalent)

    • Maximum of 4 subjects (32 points) credit which meet CSU credit guidelines.

    B.  An appropriate four (4) year Bachelor degree in education or equivalent at AQF Level 8, plus a generalised library or information studies discipline qualification (ALIA accredited or equivalent):

    • Maximum of 4 subjects (32 points) credit  which meet CSU credit guidelines. 

    C.  An appropriate four (4) year Bachelor degree in education or equivalent at AQF Level 8
     

    • Maximum of 2 subjects (16 credit points) credit for relevant post-graduate study upon entry which meet CSU credit guidelines.

    Credit for prior learning and credit for current competencies will be granted to eligible applicants.

    More about Credit


  • Subjects

    Note: this is the course structure for 2014. Please refer to the handbook for the 2015 course structure.

    Students undertaking the Master degree will study two core subjects, Concepts and Practices for a Digital Age and Digital Futures Colloquium, and six elective subjects.

    The course probes knowledge networking and digital innovation, including new online tools and techniques for handling information; the transformation of knowledge exchange in open educational environments; how different knowledge interactions transform learning; how well designed learning spaces energise curriculum; and how areas as diverse as gaming, digital citizenship and social networking are part of the education story of 21st Century learning.

    The below information is for new students. Current students should select their subjects by checking the Handbook for the year of their enrolment

    Course structure

    Master of Education (Knowledge Networks and Digital Innovation)
    This course requires completion of sixty-four (64) points comprising two (2) core subjects and six (6) elective subjects.

    Core Subjects

    INF530   Concepts and Practices for a Digital Age
    INF537   Digital Futures Colloquium

    Restricted Elective Subjects

    Students are required to successfully complete six (6) of the following elective subjects:

    INF532   Knowledge Networking for Educators
    INF533   Literature in Digital Environments
    INF535   Information Flow and Advanced Search
    INF536   Designing Spaces for Learning
    INF541   Game Based Learning
    ETL411   ICT for Innovative Practice
    ETL402   Literature in Education
    ETL523   Digital Citizenship in Schools
    INF506    Social Networking for Information Professionals
    INF443    Digital Preservation
    EER500   Introduction to Educational Research
    ESC515   Classroom Technologies

    Restricted Elective subjects available where students possess a generalised library or information studies discipline qualification (Australian Library and Information Association accredited or equivalent)

    ETL401   Introduction to Teacher Librarianship
    ETL504   Teacher Librarian as Leader

    Key Subject
    The key subject for this course from 201430 is:

    INF530   Concepts and Practices for a Digital Age

     

    Graduate Certificate (Knowledge Networks and Digital Innovation)
    The course requires completion of thirty-two (32) points comprising of one (1) core and three (3) elective subjects.

    Core Subject

    INF530   Concepts and Practices for a Digital Age

    Restricted Elective Subjects

    Students are required to successfully complete three (3) of the following elective subjects:

    INF532   Knowledge Networking for Educators
    INF533   Literature in Digital Environments
    INF535   Information Flow and Advanced Search
    INF536   Designing Spaces for Learning
    INF541   Game Based Learning
    ETL411   ICT for Innovative Practice
    ETL402   Literature in Education
    ETL523   Digital Citizenship in Schools
    INF506    Social Networking for Information Professionals
    INF443    Digital Preservation
    EER500   Introduction to Educational Research
    ESC515   Classroom Technologies

    Restricted Elective subjects available where students possess a generalised library or information studies discipline qualification (Australian Library and Information Association accredited or equivalent)

    ETL401   Introduction to Teacher Librarianship
    ETL504   Teacher Librarian as Leader

    Key Subject
    The key subject for this course from 201430 is:

    INF530   Concepts and Practices for a Digital Age

    Enrolment pattern

    The following enrolment pattern is provided as a guide for a part time distance education study sequence. Students have the flexibility to vary their study load and enrolment sequence according to their individual needs and subject availability, but must take INF530 in the first session of study. Some subject electives are also available in Session 3.

    Session 1 (30)
    INF530  Concepts and Practices for a Digital Age (core)
    [      ] Restricted Elective Subject

    Session 2 (60)
    [      ] Restricted Elective Subject
    [      ] Restricted Elective Subject

    Session 3 (30)
    [      ] Restricted Elective Subject
    [      ] Restricted Elective Subject

    Session 4  (60)
    INF537  Digital Futures Colloquium (core)
    [      ] Restricted Elective Subject

    Restricted Elective Subjects are also available in Session 3

  • Admission information

    Note: these admission requirements apply to 2014 entry into this course. Please refer to the CSU Handbook for 2015 details.

    An applicant for admission to the degree of Master of Education (Knowledge Networks and Digital Innovation) must have the following qualifications:

    • Hold the degree of Bachelor of Education or equivalent from an approved tertiary institution and have a minimum of 1 years experience in an educational role at a graduate level; or
    • Hold the degree of Bachelor of Education (Honours) or equivalent from an approved tertiary institution; or
    • Hold a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent from an approved tertiary institution with an end‐on integrated professional teaching qualification (such as a Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma, or Bachelor of Teaching Secondary); or
    • Possess other qualifications deemed to be equivalent by the Faculty.

    See standard CSU admission criteria

  • Cost of study

    Fees are relevant for 2014 only and are subject to change in future years. Tuition fees quoted do not include the Student Services and Amenities Fee.

    Alumni discount

    Already studied with CSU? Our 10% Alumni discount applies to this course!
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    Tuition costs
    Fee-paying place

    As a fee paying student, the Australian Government does not contribute towards your study costs. You pay a tuition fee for each subject you undertake.

    Options:

    1. Defer your payment using a FEE-HELP loan, which is repaid through the taxation system once your income reaches a certain threshold
    2. Pay your tuition fee up-front each session
    2300*Tuition fee per 8 point subject

    * Fee for students commencing study in 2014.

    More information about fee-paying places

    Distance education (offshore) study mode
    2450*Tuition fee per 8 point subject

    * Fee for students commencing study in 2014.

    More information about international student fees

  • Course details
    Enrol TypeModeCampusFee typeSession1Session2Session3Admission Code
    DirectDistance EducationWagga WaggaFPOSYYNJEKN
    DirectDistance EducationWagga WaggaFPPGYYNOEKN

    LEGEND
    CGS: Commonwealth Government supported places
    FFPG: Fee-paying postgraduate places
    FPOS: Fee-paying overseas student places
    Admission Code: For your reference if required during your application process
    NO TAC: An admission code is not required for applications to CSU Study Centres
    TEMP: An admission code has not yet been assigned for this course

    Graduation requirements

    To graduate from the Master of Education (Knowledge Networks and Digital Innovation) degree, students must satisfactorily complete 64 points.

  • How to apply
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    Apply direct to CSU for on campus study at a CSU regional campus, or study by distance education.

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  • Academic expectations

    For each 8 point subject at CSU, students should normally expect to spend between 140-160 hours engaged in the specified learning and assessment activities (such as attending lectures or residential schools, assigned readings, tutorial assistance, individual or group research/study, forum activity, workplace learning, assignments or examinations). The student workload for some subjects may vary from these norms as a result of approved course design.

    Students will be assessed on the basis of completed assignments, examinations, workplace learning, or other methods as outlined in specific subject outlines.

    Where applicable, students are responsible for travel and accommodation costs involved in workplace learning experiences, or attending residential schools (distance education students).

    Expectations relating to academic, workplace learning, time and cost requirements for specific subjects are provided in the subject abstracts and in course materials.

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