ETL411 ICT for Innovative Practice (8)


This subject introduces students to ideas and experiences related to the curriculum integration of information and communication technologies (ICTs) to enhance student learning. Students explore the knowledge, skills, and information capabilities representative of an innovative professional in a global and digital society. A range of topics is examined, including new and emerging technologies; ICT integration issues and priorities; information fluency and knowledge management approaches; and the knowledge, skills and attributes needed to facilitate and inspire creative use of ICT in the curriculum.

+ Subject Availability Modes and Location

Session 2
DistanceWagga Wagga Campus
Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: ETL411
Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject information

Duration Grading System School:
One sessionHD/FLSchool of Information Studies

Enrolment restrictions

Not available to students who have completed ETL511 ICT Experience (METL), or ETL411 ICT Experience for Teacher Librarians (MASTL)
Incompatible subject(s)Related subject(s)
ETL511 ETL511

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to demonstrate an understanding of the critical role of ICT for competent and effective participation in a global knowledge-based society;
  • be able to provide evidence of personal skill development in the use of ICT tools and online environments;
  • be able to demonstrate an understanding of the pedagogical innovations that ICT brings in enabling a learner-centred approach using appropriate digital tools and resources;
  • be able to model collaborative knowledge construction by engaging in learning with students, colleagues, and others in face-to-face and virtual environments;
  • be able to provide continuing strategic direction about the impact of ICT on the development of information fluency skills and attributes;
  • be able to facilitate effective use of current and emerging digital tools to locate, analyze, evaluate, and use information resources to support research and learning;
  • be able to demonstrate an understanding of the impact of ICT on the role of the school's information specialist and/or information leaders, and the impact of ICT on information service provision in schools; and
  • be able to demonstrate a vision of technology infusion by developing the leadership and technology skills of others.


The subject will cover the following topics:
  • Information fluency in the global knowledge-networked society
  • ICT as an integral and continuous part of the curriculum
  • ICT competencies of teachers and the role of communities of practice
  • Authentic learning and problem solving strategies using digital tools and resources
  • Learning with ICT to engage student creativity
  • Evaluate and reflect on current research and professional practice in the use of existing and emerging digital tools and resources to support student learning.


The information contained in the 2014 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: 29 April 2014. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.