Web Communications - 2017

Unit summary

WEB101

  • Level of Study: Undergraduate Level 1
  • Study load: 0.125 EFTSL
  • Delivery method: Fully Online
  • Prerequisites: Yes
  • Duration: 13 weeks
  • Government loans available: FEE-HELP, HECS-HELP
  • Availability for 2016: SP1 , SP2 , SP3 , SP4
  • Availability for 2017: SP1 , SP2 , SP3 , SP4
  • Assessment: Assignment - Exercise (15%) , Case Study (50%) - Learn more

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2017 Fees
AUD$
Domestic 793.00
HECS 793.00
International 1,043.00

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.

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At the completion of this unit students 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 and media
  3. relate conceptual understandings to practical implementation of communication online
  4. use various Internet applications for communication, collaboration and media.
  • Assignment — Exercise (15%)
  • Case Study (50%)
  • Essay (35%)

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
  • Broadband access — Reliable ongoing internet access

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

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
  • Streaming Multimedia
  • Web links

Print based materials

  • Welcome Letter

Online materials

  • 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:

  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.

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