New Communication Technologies
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Explore the inception, application and impact of new communication technologies and develop a critical awareness of the theoretical debates around new technologies for communication. You study computer and internet history, the Screen Age, multimedia, emerging technologies, the Second Media Age, the recreation of democracy, nomads and stories and technological futures. By the end of the unit, you will have a critical understanding of the organisation, function and impact of new communication technologies, be able to assess current issues and controversies surrounding new communication technologies and identify and analyse trends in new communication technologies research.
At the completion of this unit students will be able to:
- critically understand the organisation, function and impact of new communication technologies
- assess current issues and controversies surrounding new communication technologies
- identify and analyse major methodologies and trends in new communication technologies research.
This unit addresses the following topics.
|7||Second media age|
|9||Nomads and stories|
|10||Questions of identity|
|11||Alternatives and choices|
|12||Media and technological futures|
This unit is delivered using the following methods and materials:
- Discussion Forum/Discussion Board
- Online Quizzes/Tests
- Online assignment submission
Print based materials
- Welcome Letter
- Online Assessment
- Resources and Links
Textbook information for this unit is currently being updated and will be available soon. Please check back regularly for updates. Alternatively, visit the Unibooks website and enter the unit details to search for available textbooks.
This unit is a core requirement in the following courses:
- Bachelor of Communication, Griffith University
- Certificate of Journalism, Griffith University
- Certificate of Media Communications, Griffith University
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:
- Bachelor of Arts (Librarianship and Corporate Information Management), Curtin University
- Certificate of Arts, Griffith University
- Diploma of Arts, Griffith University
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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