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Master of Education (Knowledge Networks and Digital Innovation)

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Master of Education (Knowledge Networks and Digital Innovation)

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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. This course is designed for educators seeking to expand their knowledge and practice using information and networked learning.

    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.

  • 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 postgraduate study upon entry which meet CSU credit guidelines.

    D. An appropriate Masters degree in education or equivalent at AQF Level 9
        • Maximum of 4 subjects (32 credit points) credit which meet CSU credit guidelines

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

    More about Credit


  • Subjects

    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:

    EEB504   Data Informed Practice
    EER500   Introduction to Educational Research
    ESC515   Classroom Technologies
    ETL402    Literature in Education
    ETL523    Digital Citizenship in Schools
    INF443     Digital Preservation
    INF506     Social Networking for Information Professionals
    INF532     Knowledge Networking for Educators
    INF533     Literature in Digital Environments
    INF536     Designing Spaces for Learning
    INF541     Game Based Learning
    ITI568       Digital Curriculm 1
    ITI569       Digital Curriculum 2

    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 201730 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:

    EEB504   Data Informed Practice
    EER500   Introduction to Educational Research
    ESC515   Classroom Technologies
    ETL402    Literature in Education
    ETL523    Digital Citizenship in Schools
    INF443     Digital Preservation
    INF506     Social Networking for Information Professionals
    INF532     Knowledge Networking for Educators
    INF533     Literature in Digital Environments
    INF536     Designing Spaces for Learning
    INF541     Game Based Learning
    ITI568       Digital Curriculm 1
    ITI569       Digital Curriculum 2

    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 201730 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

    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; 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 2016 only and are subject to change in future years. Tuition fees quoted do not include the Student Services and Amenities Fee.

    In some instances a tax deduction may be claimed for self education expenses. Please seek independent qualified taxation advice.

    Alumni discount

    Already studied with CSU? Our 10% Alumni discount applies to this course!
    Find out more

    Tuition costs
    Fee-paying place
    2520*Tuition fee per 8 point subject

    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

    * Fee for students commencing study in 2016.

    More information about fee-paying places

    Distance education (offshore) study mode
    2680*Tuition fee per 8 point subject

    * Fee for students commencing study in 2016.

    More information about international student fees

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

    LEGEND
    CGS: Commonwealth Government supported places
    FPPG: 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
    Apply direct to CSU

    An online application to CSU takes about 15 minutes to complete. Find out more

    Apply online

    Apply direct to CSU

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

    Apply online

    Recruitment agent

    Contact a Recruitment agent in your country who can answer your questions about CSU as well as help with the student visa application process.

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    Find out more about deferral

  • About the School

    The School of Information Studies is one of the leading providers of online education for the information industries. The School has an international faculty of more than 20 academic staff, and has strong links with the professions both nationally and internationally.

    The School is based in New South Wales, Australia at Charles Sturt University in Wagga Wagga. A key characteristic of the School is its lack of geographical boundaries. It is a truly national and international School, with large numbers of its students living and studying throughout Australia and across the world.

    Find out more about the School

  • Preparing for Study

    STUDY LINK

    This School recommends any of the following short, self-paced, online STUDY LINK subjects to students who wish to reinforce knowledge and skills prior to starting at CSU:

    • SSS026 - Developing Skills in Information Technology

    Any of the following subjects are recommended for students who wish to improve the areas of writing and grammar prior to starting at CSU:

    • SSS022 - Writing at University
    • SSS024 - Grammar Essentials for Writing at University
    • SSS030 - Academic English for Australian Tertiary Studies (International and English as Second Language Learners)
    • SSS031 - Academic Writing Skills (F2F Workshop)
    • SSS034 - Essay Writing – Style and Structure
    These subjects are particularly useful for those people who feel that they may have knowledge gaps and need a refresher because they have not studied for some time. STUDY LINK subjects are free for CSU Commonwealth-supported students as soon as they accept their offer of a place; small fees apply for others. They are non-credit bearing subjects.  A Subject Coordinator assists students with any questions. The full subject list and enrolment forms are on the STUDY LINK website.
  • 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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