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Master of Education (Knowledge Networks and Digital Innovation)

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Master of Education (Knowledge Networks and Digital Innovation)

Graduate Certificate in Education (Knowledge Networks and Digital Innovation) [exit point only]

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Do you want to become an agile leader in a new culture of digital learning? Are you keen to develop expertise in navigating diverse information pathways, creative learning environments, and socially connected global networks? If so, CSU’s Master of Education (Knowledge Networks and Digital Innovation) could be exactly what you’re looking for.

  • Why study this course?

    Our Master of Education (Knowledge Networks and Digital Innovation) will expand your existing knowledge and practice, using information and networked learning. Now, more than ever, working in education requires a deeper knowledge and understanding of the diversities of information environments and the range of emerging opportunities influenced by big data, Web 3.0 and the semantic web. This course offers you a flexible multi-disciplinary postgraduate program which explores:

    • global and community knowledge networking and digital innovation, including new and emerging online tools and techniques for handling information;
    • the transformation of knowledge exchange in open educational environments;
    • how different knowledge interactions transform learning;
    • how well designed learning spaces energise curriculum; and
    • how areas as diverse as gaming, digital citizenship and social networking are part of the education story of 21st century learning.

  • Career opportunities
    This course offers professional development if you are working or seeking employment as a:
    • leader in curriculum innovation, in digital environments
    • digital project manager
    • social media leader
    • information services manager and technology integrator
    • leader in e-learning or
    • strategic leader in digital policy and education developments.
  • Credit and pathways

    Applicants may be eligible for credit as follows:

    A. An appropriate four (4) year Bachelor degree in education or equivalent, and teacher librarian qualification (ALIA accredited or
    equivalent)
        • Maximum of 4 subjects (32 points) credit which meet CSU credit guidelines.

    B. An appropriate four (4) year Bachelor degree in education or equivalent at AQF Level 8, plus a generalised library or information
    studies discipline qualification (ALIA accredited or equivalent):
        • Maximum of 4 subjects (32 points) credit which meet CSU Credit Guidelines.

    C. An appropriate four (4) year Bachelor degree in education or equivalent at AQF Level 8
        • Maximum of 2 subjects (16 credit points) credit for relevant postgraduate study upon entry which meet CSU credit guidelines.

    D. An appropriate Masters degree in education or equivalent at AQF Level 9
        • Maximum of 4 subjects (32 credit points) credit which meet CSU credit guidelines

    Credit for prior learning and credit for current competencies will be granted to eligible applicants.

    More about Credit


  • Workplace learning
    Working with Children Check

    All teacher education students in Australia must comply with the working with children legislation requirements of the state / country of where their placement is occurring. Students will be required to provide evidence to the Faculty of Arts and Education’s Professional Experience Unit of a Working with Children Check (WWCC) clearance letter prior to undertaking any placement in a school or early childhood service. The checks are intended to identify people who have convictions for such things as violence or sexual offences and who may put clients'/children’s personal safety or health at risk. Traffic violations and other minor offences are not of interest.

    Prospective students should be aware that not passing a Working with Children Check will make it difficult for them to complete a teacher education course satisfactorily because of the unavailability of suitable school or preschool professional experience placements.

    The Working with Children Check expires every five years. You will be required to ensure it remains current and valid to the end of the final placement in the course. Please note that a WWCC can take an extended period of time, so it is recommended that you commence the process early to prevent timing problems. The Australian Institute of Family Studies provides useful information and links relevant to the Australian states and territories. Information on the current Working with Children Check must be uploaded to the student’s information site on InPlace.

  • Subjects

    Students undertaking the Master degree will study two core subjects, Concepts and Practices for a Digital Age and Digital Futures Colloquium, and six elective subjects.

    The course probes knowledge networking and digital innovation, including new online tools and techniques for handling information; the transformation of knowledge exchange in open educational environments; how different knowledge interactions transform learning; how well designed learning spaces energise curriculum; and how areas as diverse as gaming, digital citizenship and social networking are part of the education story of 21st Century learning.

    The below information is for new students. Current students should select their subjects by checking the Handbook for the year of their enrolment

    Course structure

    Master of Education (Knowledge Networks and Digital Innovation)
    This course requires completion of sixty-four (64) points comprising two (2) core subjects and six (6) elective subjects.

    Core Subjects

    INF530   Concepts and Practices for a Digital Age
    INF537   Digital Futures Colloquium

    Restricted Elective Subjects

    Students are required to successfully complete six (6) of the following elective subjects:

    EEB504   Data Informed Practice
    EER500   Introduction to Educational Research
    ETL402    Literature Across the Curriculum
    ETL523    Digital Citizenship in Schools
    INF443     Digital Preservation
    INF461     An Introduction to Data Management: Governance, Standards and Ethics
    INF506     Social Networking for Information Professionals
    INF532     Knowledge Networking for Educators
    INF533     Literature in Digital Environments
    INF536     Designing Spaces for Learning
    INF541     Game Based Learning
    INF546     Information Organisations: From Management to Leadership
    WIS408    WISE (Web-Based Information Science Education)

    Restricted Elective subjects available where students possess a generalised library or information studies discipline qualification (Australian Library and Information Association accredited or equivalent)

    ETL401   Introduction to Teacher Librarianship
    ETL504   Teacher Librarian as Leader

    Key Subject
    The key subject for this course from 201730 is:
    INF530   Concepts and Practices for a Digital Age

    Graduate Certificate (Knowledge Networks and Digital Innovation)
    The course requires completion of thirty-two (32) points comprising of one (1) core and three (3) elective subjects.

    Core Subject
    INF530   Concepts and Practices for a Digital Age

    Restricted Elective Subjects
    Students are required to successfully complete three (3) of the following elective subjects:

    EEB504   Data Informed Practice
    EER500   Introduction to Educational Research
    ETL402    Literature Across the Curriculum
    ETL523    Digital Citizenship in Schools
    INF443     Digital Preservation
    INF461     An Introduction to Data Management: Governance, Standards and Ethics
    INF506     Social Networking for Information Professionals
    INF532     Knowledge Networking for Educators
    INF533     Literature in Digital Environments
    INF536     Designing Spaces for Learning
    INF541     Game Based Learning
    INF546     Information Organisations: From Management to Leadership
    WIS408    WISE (Web-Based Information Science Education)
     

    Restricted Elective subjects available where students possess a generalised library or information studies discipline qualification (Australian Library and Information Association accredited or equivalent)

    ETL401   Introduction to Teacher Librarianship
    ETL504   Teacher Librarian as Leader

    Key Subject
    The key subject for this course from 201730 is:
    INF530   Concepts and Practices for a Digital Age

    Enrolment pattern

    The following enrolment pattern is provided as a guide for a part time distance education study sequence. Students have the flexibility to vary their study load and enrolment sequence according to their individual needs and subject availability, but must take INF530 in the first session of study. Some subject electives are also available in Session 3.

    Session 1 (30)
    INF530  Concepts and Practices for a Digital Age (core)
    [      ] Restricted Elective Subject

    Session 2 (60)
    [      ] Restricted Elective Subject
    [      ] Restricted Elective Subject

    Session 3 (30)
    [      ] Restricted Elective Subject
    [      ] Restricted Elective Subject

    Session 4  (60)
    INF537  Digital Futures Colloquium (core)
    [      ] Restricted Elective Subject

    Restricted Elective Subjects are also available in Session 3

  • Admission information

    An applicant for admission to the degree of Master of Education (Knowledge Networks and Digital Innovation) must have the following qualifications:

    • Hold the degree of Bachelor of Education or equivalent from an approved tertiary institution; or
    • Hold the degree of Bachelor of Education (Honours) or equivalent from an approved tertiary institution; or
    • Hold a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent from an approved tertiary institution with an end‐on integrated professional teaching qualification (such as a Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma, or Bachelor of Teaching Secondary); or
    • Possess other qualifications deemed to be equivalent by the Faculty.

    See standard CSU admission criteria

  • Cost of study

    Fees - please visit the fees and costs page or contact us for current fee information.

    Tax deduction - in some instances a tax deduction may be claimed for self education expenses. Please seek independent qualified taxation advice.


    Alumni discount

    Already studied with CSU? Our 10% Alumni discount applies to this course!
    Find out more

  • Course details

    Campus locations listed for Distance Education students are purely for administrative purposes and have no relevance to the student experience.


    Enrol TypeModeCampusFee typeSession1Session2Session3Admission Code
    DirectDistance EducationWagga WaggaFPOSYYNJEKN
    DirectDistance EducationWagga WaggaFPPGYYNOEKN

    LEGEND
    CGS: Commonwealth Government supported places
    FPPG: Fee-paying postgraduate places
    FPOS: Fee-paying overseas student places
    Admission Code: For your reference if required during your application process
    NO TAC: An admission code is not required for applications to CSU Study Centres
    TEMP: An admission code has not yet been assigned for this course

    Graduation requirements

    To graduate from the Master of Education (Knowledge Networks and Digital Innovation) degree, students must satisfactorily complete 64 points.

  • How to apply
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  • About the School
    School of Information Studies

    The School of Information Studies operates from CSU’s Wagga Wagga Campus. It is one of the leading providers of distance education for the information industries and has been educating and researching in the Information and Library Studies field for more than 40 years. Today, well over half of Australia's information and library studies students study at CSU. Teaching staff are world-renowned experts and have strong links with the professions nationally and internationally. Many of our staff have extensive professional experience in industry and continue to be engaged in their field, helping to ensure that what students are learning is based on current practice. CSU’s courses are recognised by relevant accrediting bodies and include areas such as information studies, records and archives management, teacher librarianship, information architecture, audiovisual archiving and applied research.

  • Preparing for Study

    STUDY LINK

    This School recommends any of the following short, self-paced, online STUDY LINK subjects to students who wish to reinforce knowledge and skills in the area of writing and grammar prior to starting at CSU:

    • SSS024 Grammar Essentials for Writing at University
    • SSS030 Academic English for Australian Tertiary Studies (Intended primarily for International and English as Second Language Learners)
    • SSS031 Academic Writing Skills (FACE TO FACE WORKSHOP ONLY)
    • SSS034 Essay Writing – Style and Structure
    • SSS035 Critical Thinking
    These subjects are particularly useful for those people who feel that they may have knowledge gaps and need a refresher because they have not studied for some time. STUDY LINK subjects are free for CSU Commonwealth-supported students as soon as they accept their offer of a place; small fees apply for others. They are non-credit bearing subjects.  A Subject Coordinator assists students with any questions. The full subject list and enrolment forms are on the STUDY LINK website.
  • Academic expectations

    For each 8 point subject at CSU, students should normally expect to spend between 140-160 hours engaged in the specified learning and assessment activities (such as attending lectures or residential schools, assigned readings, tutorial assistance, individual or group research/study, forum activity, workplace learning, assignments or examinations). The student workload for some subjects may vary from these norms as a result of approved course design.

    Students will be assessed on the basis of completed assignments, examinations, workplace learning, or other methods as outlined in specific subject outlines.

    Where applicable, students are responsible for travel and accommodation costs involved in workplace learning experiences, or attending residential schools (distance education students).

    Expectations relating to academic, workplace learning, time and cost requirements for specific subjects are provided in the subject abstracts and in course materials.

    Throughout their studies, CSU students have a responsibility to continue to develop skills in English Language, literacy and numeracy as appropriate to their discipline. This ongoing development will enable students to effectively participate in their course and graduate as competent professionals.

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