Internet Collaboration and Organisation - 2016

Unit summary

NET308

  • Level of Study: Undergraduate Level 3
  • Study load: 0.125 EFTSL
  • Delivery method: Fully Online
  • Prerequisites: Yes
  • Duration: 13 weeks
  • Government loans available: FEE-HELP, HECS-HELP
  • Availability for 2016: SP4
  • Availability for 2017: SP2
  • Assessment: Assignment - Resource development (35%) , Essay 1 (20%) - Learn more

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2016 Fees
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Domestic 782.00
HECS 782.00
International 1,032.00

Internet-based collaboration and organisation is the focus of this unit, recognising that networked computing has had a significant impact on both the public and private sectors. Increasingly, the Internet is reshaping the way we relate to, and collaborate with, others. This can happen in formal organised settings such as the workplace, and also increasingly in less formal settings, from collective movements to crowds of strangers. In this unit you will learn how and why the Internet can be used to promote collaboration, how these processes are driven and how they can be used and optimised in a given setting. As a result you will become more effective in participating in and managing collaborative processes involving the Internet.

Further Information:

List of topics is indicative and subject to minor change prior to the start of each Study Period.

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At the completion of this unit students will be able to:

  1. explain how organisations work in terms of their structures, exchanges and decision making
  2. analyse the way that networked information and communications technologies influence and in turn are influenced by the organisations within which they are used
  3. demonstrate understanding of the role of virtual collaboration within organisations
  4. apply conceptual understandings of the social foundations of technological change to virtual and networked organisations.
  • Assignment — Resource development (35%)
  • Essay 1 (20%)
  • Essay 2 (45%)

Equivalent units

You cannot enrol in this unit if you have successfully completed any of the following unit(s) because they are considered academically equivalent:

  • NET35 — The Internet - Network Culture and the Virtual Society

Mandatory prerequisites

You must have successfully completed the following unit(s) before starting this unit:

If you have completed equivalent study at another university, please contact a Student Advisor for advice.

NET24 is the same as NET204 and NET25 is the same as NET205.

This unit addresses the following topics.

NumberTopic
1Theories of social adoption of and adaptation to technological change
2Role of technologies in organisational change
3Relationship between communications and power within small and large, formal and informal organisations
4Interaction between different kinds of collaborative methods and organisational performance

This unit is delivered using the following methods and materials:

Instructional Methods

  • Audio/Video conferencing
  • Chat rooms
  • Discussion Forum/Discussion Board
  • Online assignment submission
  • Podcasting/Lecture capture
  • Web links

Print based materials

  • Welcome Letter

Online materials

  • Audio/Video - Streaming
  • Online Assessment
  • Printable format materials
  • Resources and Links

This unit is part of a major, minor, stream or specialisation in the following courses:

This unit may be eligible for credit towards other courses:

  1. 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.
  2. 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 Co-Op textbook list.
This unit does not have a prescribed textbook(s).

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