EDEM630-23S1 (D) Semester One 2023 (Distance)

Leading Change in Digital Education

30 points

Start Date: Monday, 20 February 2023
End Date: Sunday, 25 June 2023
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 5 March 2023
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Sunday, 14 May 2023


As societies shift towards the age of digitalisation, digital education leadership is becoming a growing concern for students, educators and policy makers. This course is designed to study the role of ‘change agents’ in digital education, including teachers and trainers as change agents. Students will explore current issues that are affecting the digital world and reflect on their influence on education and training. Through exploring models of leadership and change, and critical reflection on their own experiences, the course aims to help each student develop as a digital education leader. Students will lead online seminars, conduct field observation and engage in project work to prompt and understand change within their own contexts in an evolving, digitally mediated society.

This course focuses on exploring digital technologies from a wider view than just classroom practice (which was more the focus within EDEM628). This level 9 course, focuses on contextual issues from an ecosystem perspective to explore global trends, policies and issues which impact the use and integration of technology within the educational context.

In this course you will be expected to carry out a small research project focusing on the impact that technology has had on changing education (be it from a technology, policy or pedagogical focus).

As a level 9 course, this is course is fairly extensive and intensive. You will be expected to work weekly engaging with a range of e-activities – which will form the focus of your first assessment. These e-Activities will help frame and focus your research project as well as introduce you to new view and practices of using technology in education.

Learning Outcomes

This level 9 course has five learning outcomes. Students will be supported to
1. Critically review the diversity of educational, social, cultural and technical factors impacting the diffusion of e-learning, ICT and digital technologies  
2. Analyse and evaluate complex educational issues and opportunities using multiple perspectives on digital technologies in education or training, including: the innovation, the class, the organisation, the region, and global perspectives
3. Critically evaluate and apply theoretical models of change and related literature
4. Critically examine case studies and related research to inform existing and future problems
5. Demonstrate knowledge of change with ICT in education and training contexts and be able to apply this knowledge to emerging opportunities within education and training ecosystem.


Subject to the approval of Head of School

Course Coordinator

Cheryl Brown


Kathryn MacCallum


Assessment Due Date Percentage  Description
Literature review and report 50% A1.1 Literature review and report : Due Date - 5 May 2023 A1.2 Presentation week - 24-28 April 2023 A1.2 Presentation
Research Paper: Theory to practice 09 Jun 2023 50%

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $1,990.00

* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.

For further information see School of Educational Studies and Leadership .

All EDEM630 Occurrences

  • EDEM630-23S1 (D) Semester One 2023 (Distance)