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Level of study: What does Undergraduate Level 2 mean?
Undergraduate Level 2
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The web is, to a large extent, a medium of written communication; this unit offers you a practically-oriented, conceptually-based approach by which you can become more effective in written publishing on the internet. First, you will closely engage with the practicalities of writing online, across different styles and genres and exploring how its technologies support creativity and innovation. Second, you will learn about the contexts and 'channels' of public online writing. Finally, you will consider key underlying information issues such as relevance, credibility, authority and utility.
Assessment schedule subject to minor alteration. The list of topics is indicative, based on 2011; there may be minor variations in 2012
You cannot enrol in this unit if you have successfully completed any of the following unit(s) because they are considered academically equivalent:
- NET34 — The Internet - Current Issues
You are recommended to have completed the following unit(s) or have equivalent knowledge before starting this unit:
WEB101 is equivalent to NET11.
- Assignment 1 — Annotated Bibliography (15%)
- Assignment 2 — Essay (25%)
- Assignment 3 — Online content creation (60%)
At the completion of this unit students will be able to:
- effectively write and present information publicly using the internet
- demonstrate understanding of the Internet's various contexts for and channels of communication that influence writing and publishing
- apply understanding of specific features of the internet as a medium for effective writing and publishing
- present arguments concerning the importance of credibility, authority and utility in creating and assessing internet writing.
This unit addresses the following topics.
|2||Narrating and Representing the Self|
|3||The Personal Voice|
|4||The Public Voice|
|5||The Attention Economy|
|6||A New Media Audience|
|9||The Future of Web Publishing|
|10||Sourcing Information on the Web and Essay Preparation|
|11||Copy/Paste & Copyright|
This unit is delivered using the following methods and materials:
- Audio/Video conferencing
- Chat rooms
- Discussion Forum/Discussion Board
- Online assignment submission
- Podcasting/Lecture capture
- Standard Media
- Streaming Multimedia
- Web links
Print based materials
- Welcome Letter
- Audio/Video - Streaming
- Online Assessment
- Printable format materials
- Resources and Links
This unit is a core requirement in the following courses:
This unit is part of a major, minor, stream or specialisation in the following courses:
This unit is an approved elective in the following courses:
This unit may be eligible for credit towards other courses:
- Many undergraduate courses on offer through OUA include 'open elective' where any OUA unit can be credited to the course. You need to check the Award Requirements on the course page for the number of allowed open electives and any level limitations.
- In other cases, the content of this unit might be relevant to a course on offer through OUA or elsewhere. In order to receive credit for this unit in the course you will need to supply the provider institution with a copy of the Unit Profile in the approved format, which you can download here. Note that the Unit Profile is set at the start of the year, and if textbooks change this may not match the Unibooks textbook list.
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