More than 400 students from Australia and New Zealand have taken up the course at the University of Technology, Sydney (UTS) with hopes of learning about the future of information technology and digital natives.
Key points:Students at UTS have completed a digital literacy course for three yearsThe course is taught by Dr Pauline Siegel, who is also a lecturer at UTSUniversity of Technology students are expected to work towards earning a degree in the field of digital mediaMore than 400 Australian and New Zealander students have taken part in the digital literacy (DLC) programme at UTs digital media school, Digital Learning.
“Digital literacy is a digital culture that involves a more holistic approach to learning and learning experiences.
Our course is designed to deliver this to our students,” Ms Siegel said.”
The course takes the form of a three-year curriculum which focuses on the role of technology and information technology in the Australian and world economies.”
Students are expected, over three years, to work in their chosen field of study and in a digital context, and they will have to work to understand and use technology to achieve their own learning goals.
“This is a very diverse and exciting course, and students are working together across the digital learning continuum to create a vibrant, connected community.”
Ms Siegel is a former assistant professor at the university.
“There’s been a lot of focus on digital literacy over the last few years, but there’s a lot more going on than just that,” she said.”[DLC] is not a one-size-fits-all course, it’s a broader, broader course and we’re really excited about the possibilities that this course has.”
The course has been funded by the University Grants Council and the National Council for the Arts and the Humanities.
The course was taught by Professor Pauline Schlosser, who teaches a course called ‘Digital Learning in a Digital World’, and is also the lecturer at the school.
“We want students to learn in an environment where they can get access to the technology and content that is essential to their future careers and careers in digital media,” she told news.com.au.
“I think there are some of our students that are already working in the industry and there are other students who are very new to the industry, so we want to work with them to get them up to speed in the knowledge they need to be able to work for their employers.”
Digital learning is a topic of interest for many young people, particularly those working in technology, with many of the courses being taught by women.
“It’s really a new field to us and it’s not just for young people because it’s an entirely different profession, it requires a lot to be in,” Ms Schlossers said.
Professor Schlosses digital media education course is part of a wider curriculum that includes a ‘digital arts’ course, which is a mixture of music, film and video.
“My research focuses on how the internet has shaped our world, how it’s shaping the way we see the world, and how that can shape our cultural lives,” she explained.
“But also we look at what the future looks like, so how do we create a digital world where people feel at home, where they feel safe, where their identity is protected and where they have access to information?”
“We’re creating a space where young people can be empowered and empowered to create their own digital spaces and identities,” she added.
The online course is a collaboration between UTS, the National College of Music, the Arts Council of New South Wales, the Australian Music Publishers Association and the New South Welsh Council.
The program has already attracted students from around the world.
“You can find out about our course online and if you’re interested in learning more about our curriculum, then you can come to our office on Thursday or Friday to register and speak to one of our digital media students,” Professor Schlossher said.
The course begins on October 6 and will last three years.
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