ETL523 Digital Citizenship in Schools (8)

This subject explores the concept and practice of digital citizenship. Technological, political and ethical issues concerning digital citizenship are examined, including intellectual property, plagiarism, cybersafety, freedom of information, transliteracy and the effective use of a range of technologies to support learning and teaching. Issues in policy and practice are examined to understand how learning programs and school community practices can build capacity and resilience in students to enable them to become effective and responsible digital citizens in global online learning environments.


Session 1 (30)
Wagga Wagga Campus

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: ETL523. 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 Information Studies

Enrolment Restrictions

Available to those students undertaking the Master of Education (Knowledge Networks and Digital Innovation), Master of Education (Generic and with Specialisations), Master of Education (Teacher Librarianship) 

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to demonstrate an understanding of key concepts of digital citizenship;
  • be able to identify and discuss the wide range of social, political, ethical and technological issues affecting the development of a digital citizen;
  • be able to develop transliteracy skills and engage in professional dialogue in online environments;
  • be able to incorporate a range of digital experiences in learning and teaching to promote digital citizenship in schools;
  • be able to evaluate the use of a range of information sources and delivery modes that support effective digital citizenship;
  • be able to understand professional and ethical standards and social responsibility in information environments;
  • be able to articulate and reflect on the role of an information leader in the development and management of digital citizenship and information policy within an organisation; and
  • be able to develop an information policy or a set of guidelines that support the development of digital citizenship in schools.


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • The theory and practice of digital citizenship
  • Social, political, ethical and technological issues of digital citizenship
  • Using online environments for professional dialogue
  • Organisational issues and digital citizenship policy development processes
  • Information leadership and information policy development
  • The role of the information leader in influencing and managing the digital citizenship agenda

Indicative Assessment

The following table summarises the assessment tasks for the online offering of ETL523 in Session 1 2020. 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 %
Group proposal for assessment 2
Digital citizenship learning module
Environmental scan report and critical reflection

The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: May 2021. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.