EMT411 Using ICT with Children (8)

This subject will examine pedagogies, trends, and issues that underpin learning and communication through new digital technologies in the pre-school and primary classroom.  
It is designed to facilitate the safe and responsible use of digital technologies. Throughout this subject, students will gain hands-on experience in working through the methods of how to use digital and online technologies appropriately in educational settings, with a special emphasis on integrating them into the curriculum and developing opportunities for creative expression.
Students will practise critical evaluation of, and effectiveness in, changes in technologies to remain current in a rapidly advancing culture.


Session 2 (60)
Albury-Wodonga Campus

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: EMT411. 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

This subject is not available to students who have completed subjects ESC407 and EMT302 as it shares similar content.

Incompatible Subjects

EMT302, ESC407

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to illustrate an understanding of the pedagogy behind the individual and/or collaborative nature of the use of digital resources in the classroom;
  • be able to integrate digital resources and technologies into learning and teaching environments to enhance creative and differentiated learning;
  • be able to critique software for educational use as well as software for the purpose of planning and assessment;
  • be able to effectively search for and evaluate digital resources and technologies to support curriculum and learning activities; and
  • be able to identify and resolve ethical and legal issues in the classroom environment (e.g. online bullying, equity).


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • Why technology in the education setting
  • Pirating/plagiarism/referencing digitally
  • Collaborative nature of learning with technology
  • Social networking benefits and problems
  • Pedagogy
  • What are classroom technologies?
  • Using technology for planning, assessing and reporting
  • Ethical issues
  • Digital literacy
  • Technology types for different subject area and sectors

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