ESC407 Classroom Technologies (8)

This subject explores how classroom digital technologies can be used in pedagogically effective ways to engage students in their learning, to expand learning opportunities, and to facilitate student-centred learning. As well as developing the ability to plan research-based classroom activities using technology, the subject also covers ways to enable school student achievement of Australian curriculum outcomes through utilisation of a range of digital technologies. This subject will enable teacher education students to identify and understand a range of social, legal, and ethical issues, and know how to use digital technologies in a safe, responsible, and ethical way in their teaching. The ability to locate, select, and evaluate digital technology-based resources for use in their teaching, and how to use such resources in the classroom is also addressed.


Session 1 (30)
Wagga Wagga Campus
Session 2 (60)
Wagga Wagga Campus
Session 3 (90)
Wagga Wagga Campus

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: ESC407. Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject Information

Grading System



One session


School of Education

Enrolment Restrictions

Students who have completed ESC515 should not enrol in ESC407.

Assumed Knowledge

First curriculum method and first placement subject.

Subject Relationships

ESC515 Paired Subject

Incompatible Subjects


Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to explain how ICTs can be used in pedagogically effective ways to facilitate student centred learning;
  • be able to plan research-based classroom activities using ICTs that engage students in their learning;
  • be able to develop teaching strategies that effectively support and expand opportunities for students' learning of curriculum outcomes;
  • be able to identify social and legal issues, and explain the safe, responsible, and ethical use of ICT for teaching and learning; and
  • be able to locate, select, and evaluate ICT-based learning materials and software resources that engage students in their learning.


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • Why do we include digital technology in the classroom?
  • What types of classroom technologies can be used in the classroom?
  • Digital technologies and pedagogical approaches
  • Planning lessons with digital technologies
  • Digital technologies in the curriculum
  • Classroom technologies and the internet
  • Classroom technologies and social media
  • Social, ethical and legal considerations of digital technologies in the classroom
  • Classroom management and online learning
  • Digital technologies for teachers

Indicative Assessment

The following table summarises the assessment tasks for the online offering of ESC407 in Session 3 2019. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated and can also differ to suit the mode of study (online or on campus).

Item Number
Value %
Early assessment item - introductory blog
Using technology in the classroom
Teaching and learning resources

The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: October 2020. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.