Arts & Humanities

Web Media

WEB207

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Overview

Level of study: What does Undergraduate Level 2 mean?

Undergraduate Level 2

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?
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  • SP2
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  • 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

For at least 20 years, we have seen a trend towards 'convergence' in the media, as new social understandings and new business models emerge that break down the distinction between traditional media forms (print and broadcast news, films and games and so on). We have also seen the development of social or participatory media, without rigid boundaries between consumers, creators and producers. The internet has played a critical role in these processes, becoming the key frame of reference for discussions of the future of converging and participatory media. In particular, the World Wide Web enables the production, distribution, remixing and remediation of an extraordinary array of digital media content and the linking together of otherwise separate media forms. In this unit, you will investigate why and how media are transforming in the era of convergence and participation, and then put these insights into practice by creating web-based media content.

Prerequisites

Recommended prerequisites

You are recommended to have completed the following unit(s) or have equivalent knowledge before starting this unit:

NET102 is equivalent to NET12 and WEB101 is equivalent to NET11.

Special Requirements

  • Broadband access — Reliable ongoing internet access

Assessment

  • Assignment 1 — Essay (25%)
  • Assignment 2 — The Pitch (20%)
  • Essay — Reflective Web Media (30%)
  • Exercises — Media Diary (25%)

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. present arguments that explore the cultural and social dynamics of converging and participatory media
  2. critically analyse how communications and media are encoded for the internet
  3. create web content that practically explores emerging media and communications forms
  4. explore the new media affordances of web applications and services.

Topics

This unit addresses the following topics.

NumberTopic
1Introduction - Digitisation & Convergence
2Television
3Cinema
4Music
5Games
6Photography
7Creating Reflective Web Media
8Remixes & Mashups (& Copyright)
9YouTube Creativity and Participatory Culture
10Mobile Media & Apps
11Spreadability

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

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Relevant Courses

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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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