Introduction to Using Educational Technologies

Course code EDT601

This online course introduces you to a range of current and emerging educational technologies used for teaching and learning. 

You will learn about adult teaching and learning theories, including values based frameworks, and you will explore the use of technology-driven education approaches for different delivery models and diverse stakeholders. 

You will also develop an understanding of strategies for successfully engaging adult learners with educational technology.

How to enrol

Before enrolling in this course you need to:

  • Choose the qualification you will study the course under. See the Work towards tab below for qualification options.
  • Check the order that courses in the qualification should be studied in the Qualification Structure table. This is in the Choose courses tab on the qualification page.
  • Level 6  
    Credits 20 
  • Study type Trimester  
    EFTS 0.1667  
  • Availability
    2019 :  
    Trimester 1 enrol by 12 Feb 2019 to start 25 Feb 2019
    Trimester 2 enrol by 23 Jun 2019 to start 1 Jul 2019
  • Delivery type
    2019 :  
    Trimester 1 & 2 2019 Online only
  • Workload

    Allow approximately 10-12 hours study time per week for each 20 credit course. This may be higher around assessment due dates or exam time.

  • Fees
    2019 :  
    NZ students $400 + $60 annual administration fee
    International students $1,000 + $60 annual administration fee
  • Prerequisites Check entry and other requirements under the qualification you are studying  

Students who successfully complete this online course will be able to

  • Evaluate a range of existing technologies used for teaching and learning in adult education and training contexts.
  • Demonstrate understanding of contemporary adult teaching and learning theories, including Maori perspectives and Pacific approaches, and their application to technology-driven education approaches.
  • Critically discuss teaching strategies using educational technologies for working with adults needing additional support and from a range of socio-economic and cultural backgrounds. 
  • Evaluate emerging technologies for use in education contexts, including potential influences on future teaching and learning approaches.
  • Demonstrate understanding of strategies for enabling diverse learners to successfully engage with educational technologies, including discussion of participation barriers.


100% internally assessed


No textbooks are required for this course

Other requirements

Your course is delivered 100% online. To complete this course you will need access to a computer or device, broadband internet and a data plan able to support online learning such as streaming of videos (including YouTube), downloading content and submitting online assessments. If you are unsure if your current computer/device or internet access allows you to complete your online learning with us, please contact us before applying to enrol.