Master of Education (Knowledge Networks and Digital Innovation)

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

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?

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.

Reasons for studying Knowledge Networks and Digital Innovation at CSU

  1. Study innovative and emerging educational trends to develop expertise in global and community networked knowledge environments

  2. Expand your knowledge and professional practice using information and networked learning

  3. Become a leader in 21st Century learning environments.

Career opportunities

The Master of Education (Knowledge Networks and Digital Innovation) can be the springboard to promotion with your current employer, the platform from which to launch a new career, or simply a way to become more effective in your current role. This innovative and flexible online program is designed for qualified education professionals working in any level of education or training, including primary and secondary schools; school and system leaders; university, community and adult education; corporate, public, and not-for-profit organisations; ICT integrators; teacher educators; instructional designers; learning support specialists; teacher librarians; and academic or education librarians.

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Credit is available for entry into the Master of Education (Knowledge Networks and Digital Innovation) for previous related study.  

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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.

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Graduation requirements

To graduate from the Master degree, students must complete 64 subject points. To graduate from the Graduate Certificate, students must complete 32 points comprising one core subject and three elective subjects. 

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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