Education (Knowledge Networks and Digital Innovation)

Study mode:Online Study type:Part-time Languages: English
801–1000 place StudyQA ranking:6006 Duration:

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Why study this course?

Education is being challenged by today's online information ecology and participatory cultures. CSU's Master of Education (Knowledge Networks and Digital Innovation) provides flexible program options in knowledge networking, global information flow, advanced search techniques, learning analytics, social media, game-based learning, digital literature and learning spaces design. 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.

Focusing on digital connectivity, communication, collaboration and convergence, this course addresses the pedagogic requirements of global knowledge networks, and innovative learning and teaching in these information-rich participatory environments. Graduates will develop expertise in global and community networked knowledge environments, in the fields of learning innovation, e-learning, e-literature, e-pedagogy, and participatory online cultures.

Reasons for studying Knowledge Networks and Digital Innovation at CSU

* Study innovative and emerging educational trends to develop expertise in global and community networked knowledge environments

* Expand your knowledge and professional practice using information and networked learning

* Become a leader in 21st Century learning environments.

Career opportunities

The Master of Education (Knowledge Networks and Digital Innovation) can be the springboard to promotion with your current employer, the platform from which to launch a new career, or simply a way to become more effective in your current role. This innovative and flexible online program is designed for qualified education professionals working in any level of education or training, including primary and secondary schools; school and system leaders; university, community and adult education; corporate, public, and not-for-profit organisations; ICT integrators; teacher educators; instructional designers; learning support specialists; teacher librarians; and academic or education librarians.

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:

INF532 Knowledge Networking for Educators
INF533 Literature in Digital Environments
INF535 Information Flow and Advanced Search
INF536 Designing Spaces for Learning
INF541 Game Based Learning
ETL411 ICT for Innovative Practice
ETL402 Literature in Education
ETL523 Digital Citizenship in Schools
INF506 Social Networking for Information Professionals
INF443 Digital Preservation
EER500 Introduction to Educational Research
ESC515 Classroom Technologies

Applicants must have one of the following qualifications: * hold a four-year Bachelor degree in education (which includes Graduate Certificate or equivalent at AQF Level 8 for teacher accreditation) * hold a Graduate Diploma of Education or a graduate entry Bachelor of Teaching * possess other qualifications and/or work experience deemed to be equivalent by the University under the provisions of the Australian Qualifications Framework English Language Requirements IELTS band: 6 TOEFL paper-based test score : 550 TOEFL iBT® test: 80

If you're seeking financial assistance with the costs associated with university study, CSU provides access to a variety of scholarships, loans, subsidies and schemes.

The overall cost of obtaining a degree at CSU is lower than most other universities in Australia and the students find that the cost of living is less in a regional centre compared to metropolitan locations. When weighing up the costs of studying, remember the benefits of having the qualification you need to achieve your personal and professional goals.

Example of available scholaships:

* AlburyCity Foundation Scholarship

* Australian Government Scholarships for International Students

* Carrathool Shire Council

* Charles Sturt Foundation

* Charles Sturt Foundation Paramedics Scholarship

* Citi Scholarship

* Crowe Horwath Scholarship

* Douglas Schneider Memorial Scholarship

* Dr John Reid Scholarship

* Dr Kyle Tarpenning Memorial Prize

* Dr Peter Hodgson Scholarship

* Emergency Equity Food Vouchers

* FC Pye Rural Australia Foundation

* Mark Smyth Memorial Scholarship

* Mitchell Emeritus Club

* Mr Gerry Baber & Mrs Helen Baber OAM Scholarship

* Norske Skog Paper Mills Scholarship

* OEC Scholarship

* Percy Allan Foundation Scholarship

* Radio 2BS Scholarship

* Rotary Club of Wagga Wagga Wollundry Prize

* Scholarships offer by other bodies

* Vice Chancellor Travel Grants $500

* Westwood Eco-Agriculture Scholarship


Charles Sturt University is a statutory corporation established by the Charles Sturt University Act 1989 of the New South Wales Government.

Charles Sturt University is registered, and may lawfully operate as a University in New South Wales and deliver courses of study inside and outside Australia, in accordance with Schedule 1 of the Higher Education Act 2001 of the State of New South Wales in Australia.

Charles Sturt University is registered under section 10 of the Education for Overseas Students Act 2000 to provide courses to overseas students in Australia in New South Wales, Victoria and Queensland.

The details of Charles Sturt University's registration is contained on the Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS).

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