ESC515 Classroom Technologies (8)

This subject explores pedagogies associated with classroom use of Interactive Whiteboards, Laptops, Mobile Devices and other emerging and specialised classroom technologies. As well as providing guidance on effective use of such technologies across a range of educational contexts and curriculumareas, the subject also includes coverage of pertinent classroom management, ethical and legal issues.

Subject Outlines
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Session 3 (90)
Wagga Wagga Campus

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Subject Information

Grading System



One session


School of Education

Enrolment Restrictions

Available to students in the Master of Educaiton (with specialisations) program.

Not available to students who have completed the subject ESC407.

Subject Relationships

ESC407 Paired Subject

Incompatible Subjects


Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • Describe and critique theoretical and practical frameworks for exploring and evaluating the educational value and affordances of technologies for learning in a classroom;
  • Critically analyse the learning requirements of a specific classroom context and design a program of work involving the effective use of selected classroom technologies in this context;
  • Articulate a personal view on the role of technology in the learning process, and, drawing on this, evaluate the likely effectiveness of classroom technologies within a particular classroom context;
  • Describe the characteristics of a range of classroom technologies, including, but not limited to: Interactive Whiteboards, Laptops and Mobile Devices;
  • Demonstrate effective use of classroom technologies;
  • Effectively locate and evaluate digital resources for use with particular classroom technologies;
  • Identify and resolve ethical and legal issues associated with the use of classroom technologies;
  • Describe the classroom management issues involved in the effective use of a range of technologies in the classroom; and
  • Reflect on their prior experiences with the use of technologies in the classroom, reflect on successful and unsuccessful strategies and synthesise general principles applying to the use of contemporary and future classroom technologies.


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • Why use technology in the classroom?
  • Laptops: hardware, software and pedagogy
  • Interactive Whiteboards: hardware, software and pedagogy
  • Mobile devices
  • Location and evaluation of online resources
  • Classroom technologies as tools for collaboration
  • Curriculum specific technologies
  • Emerging classroom technologies
  • Curriculum and assessment planning for technology integration
  • Resource and behaviour management in a technology rich classroom
  • Cyber safety and digital citizenship
  • Critical reflection


Current Students

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Prospective Students

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The information contained in the 2018 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: August 2018. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.