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Level of study: What does Undergraduate Level 1 mean?
Undergraduate Level 1
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The internet has dramatically changed the way people and organisations communicate, whether for better or worse. For many, online communication is now one of their most significant forms of interaction with others. Online communication also underpins collaboration between people, either in formal groups or loose networks. Online communication is now a key part of the media. Understanding how the internet affords us new and different ways of communicating is, therefore, essential. This unit will enable you to become an effective and sophisticated user of the internet, able to deploy its techniques, technologies and underlying concepts for online communication, collaboration and media.
Further Information: Assessment schedule subject to minor alteration.
You cannot enrol in this unit if you have successfully completed any of the following unit(s) because they are considered academically equivalent:
- NET11 — The Internet - Communications
- Assignment 1 — Short Question & Answer (15%)
- Assignment 2 — Essay (25%)
- Assignment 3 — Web Presence Creation (35%)
- Assignment 4 — Learning Portfolio (25%)
At the completion of this unit the student will be able to:
- explain the basic technical foundations of the internet and related technologies as they apply to communications, collaboration and media
- demonstrate understanding of key concepts in internet communication, especially relating to identity
- relate conceptual understandings to practical implementation of communication online
- use various internet applications for communication, collaboration and media.
This unit addresses the following topics.
|1||Introduction: what's in a name?|
|2||What is the internet?|
|3||What is the world wide web?|
|4||What is Web 2.0?|
|11||Social me(dia) rivers|
|12||The future(s) of internet communication|
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:
- Bachelor of Communication, Griffith University
- Bachelor of Arts (Fine Art and Visual Culture), Curtin University
This unit is part of a major, minor, stream or specialisation in the following courses:
- Bachelor of Arts (Internet Communications), Curtin University
- Bachelor of Technology (Computing Studies), RMIT University
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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