Deakin University program

Cloud and Online Learning Practice

Integrate your skills in digital learning leadership to complete a digital learning project in your professional context.

This program is part of the Digital Learning Leadership degree offered by Deakin University

Enhance your skills by scoping and implementing a digital learning leadership project.

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Skip to 0 minutes and 6 seconds BARBIE PANTHER: Hello, and welcome to the final unit in the graduate certificate of digital learning leadership. This is your final unit in the grad cert. And as a capstone unit, it requires you to apply some skills from the previous units and credentials to an authentic, work-based project. My name is Barbie Panther. I’m the course director for the grad cert. And I’ll be working with you over the trimester as you complete this unit. I have a long history of both learning and teaching in [INAUDIBLE] online environment, back to the time when we were posting videos and written study guides to students in the ’80s.

Skip to 0 minutes and 38 seconds In this unit, you’ll be leading, designing, and delivering on a digital learning project of relevance to a professional work place. The project can take a number of forms depending on your context. You may like to design or redesign a digital learning resource or assessment task. You may like to consider the application of a new tool or technology to an existing process. You may like to compare two different ways of doing something in a digital learning environment or redesign an assessment task for the digital environment. Your product may be a feasibility study on a proposed solution, a presentation to the board of your company, or a video showcasing your product.

Skip to 1 minute and 17 seconds The first step in the project will be to undertake a needs analysis for your project critically analysing the context in which you’re working, submitting this piece of work in week 3. Then we’ll ask you to develop a project proposal that demonstrates the evidence base or research that informs your project. You’ll also be asked to consider how you’ll evaluate the outcomes of the project, although we won’t have time to do this during the trimester. Through both of these tasks, we’ll ask you to interact with your peers in the unit and in your workplace to support your project development. Once you’ve submitted your proposal in week 5, you’ll spend the rest of the semester carrying it out.

Skip to 1 minute and 54 seconds Each week, you’ll be asked to reflect on aspects of leadership, self-management, global context, communication, and critical reflection by interacting with the stories of other digital learning professionals. Once complete, you’ll be asked to present your project to your peers in the workplace in a format and mode that’s relevant to your project. Final assessment task will be a critical reflection of this presentation, the process you undertook, and the applicability of your project to wider contexts. Along the way, we’ll hear stories from other professionals working in a range of digital learning contexts. I hope these stories, including mine, resonate and help you to think a little deeper about your own practise. Keep an eye out for my avatar throughout the course.

Skip to 2 minutes and 40 seconds I’m looking forward to including stories with some of your projects in future iterations of the unit. Now let’s get started. Good luck.

This unit will enable students to consolidate and demonstrate knowledge and skills relevant to digital learning in a professional and global context. In completing a work-based project, students will have the opportunity to make connections between the units and credentials completed in the Graduate Certificate through the application of their learning. Students will critically reflect on the process of identifying a problem, implementing a solution and their own leadership in digital learning.


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Learning outcomes

  • Critically analyse professional learning contexts and use evidence to identify opportunities for enhancement.
  • Apply advanced problem solving and group communication skills to synthesise a solution for the implementation and evaluation of a digital learning intervention or strategy.
  • Critically reflect on the development process for a digital learning strategy or intervention, including future implications for leading digital learning in a variety of contexts.

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