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Web Communications

WEB101

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Overview

Level of study: What does Undergraduate Level 1 mean?

Undergraduate Level 1

EFTSL: What does EFTSL mean?

0.125

Delivery Method: What does delivery method mean?

Fully Online

Availability: What is a Study period?

For enrolment (2012): For forward planning* (2013): What is Forward Planning?
  • SP1
  • SP2
  • SP3
  • SP4
* Subject to change

Duration:

13 weeks

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Fee: Fees (current and planned)

Domestic student fee:
$795.00 (AUD)
HECS student fee:
$706.00 (AUD)
International student fee:
$1,020.00 (AUD)

Description

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.

Prerequisites

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:

  • NET11 — The Internet - Communications

Special Requirements

  • Broadband access — Reliable ongoing internet access

Assessment

  • Assignment 1 — Short Question & Answer (15%)
  • Assignment 2 — Essay (25%)
  • Assignment 3 — Web Presence Creation (35%)
  • Assignment 4 — Learning Portfolio (25%)

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. explain the basic technical foundations of the internet and related technologies as they apply to communications, collaboration and media
  2. demonstrate understanding of key concepts in internet communication, especially relating to identity
  3. relate conceptual understandings to practical implementation of communication online
  4. use various internet applications for communication, collaboration and media.

Topics

This unit addresses the following topics.

NumberTopic
1Introduction: what's in a name?
2What is the internet?
3What is the world wide web?
4What is Web 2.0?
5Blogging
6Wikis
7Social networks
8Content sharing
9Internet footprints
10Digital shadows
11Social me(dia) rivers
12The future(s) of internet communication

Study Resources

This unit is delivered using the following methods and materials:

Instructional Methods

  • Audio/Video conferencing
  • Blogs
  • Chat rooms
  • Discussion Forum/Discussion Board
  • Online assignment submission
  • Podcasting/Lecture capture
  • Standard Media
  • Streaming Multimedia
  • Web links
  • Wikis

Print based materials

  • Welcome Letter

Online materials

  • Audio/Video - Streaming
  • Online Assessment
  • Printable format materials
  • Resources and Links
This unit does not have a prescribed textbook(s).

Relevant Courses

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:

  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 Unibooks textbook list.
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