INF532 Global Knowledge Networking for Educators (8)

This subject examines the educational practices of connected learning environments within distributed networks of people and institutions, including schools, information organisations and online communities. Global knowledge networking is introduced as an active and complementary partnership of online tools, information access, information distribution and pedagogic practices, which are underpinned by social, ubiquitous, blended and personalised learning. Research foundations and case studies will define the value and function of personal knowledge networks in a global context. The subject examines tools and opportunities to produce, circulate, curate and comment on new media and explore the affordances of popular peer-culture tools and community-based knowledge for connected learning both locally and globally.

No offerings have been identified for this subject in 2021.

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 only to those students undertaking in the Master of Education (Knowledge Networks and Digital Innovation), Master of Education (Generic and with Specialisations)

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to discuss information and digital environments;
  • be able to to locate and evaluate a range of innovative online tools and spaces for creative knowledge production and learner engagement;
  • be able to use a suite of new media tools for information management, content creation, content curation, collaborative work, and connecting social networks and communities of practice;
  • be able to describe and critique the interplay between formal and informal learning in physical and digital venues, and approaches to open educational practices;
  • be able to build on knowledge networking to strengthen curriculum engagement and learning through intentional and reflective online instructional design;
  • be able to design, develop and deploy products, tools or strategies that demonstrate flexible or adaptive response for specific discipline knowledge or professional expertise; and
  • be able to utilise a personal learning network to enhance professional growth, personal knowledge management and collective intelligence practices.


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • An introduction to the philosophy of information in digital environments and the relationship to education informatics.
  • Managing information and knowledge with online tools and digital environments.
  • Network literacy, peer-to-peer principles, practices and methods.
  • Contributing to and communicating effectively in communities and knowledge networks.
  • Collaborative and cooperative learning that broadens the curriculum into digital environments.
  • Integrating connected learning to strengthen standards-based curricula, instruction, and assessment.
  • Knowledge networking for professional development.

Indicative Assessment

The following table summarises the assessment tasks for the online offering of INF532 in Session 1 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 %
Proposal: knowledge networking artefact proposal
Knowledge networking artefact and exegesis
Network literacy evaluative report

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.