Subject details

  • Topics
    • How has the internet changed and influenced everyday life - both your own life and the lives of others
    • The broader issues of the impact of the internet on community, identity, economy and society
  • Study resources
    • Instructional Methods
      • Audio/Video conferencing
      • Chat Rooms
      • Disscusion forum/Discussion Board
      • Online assignment submission
      • Podcasting/Leacture capture
      • Streaming Multimedia
      • Web links
    • Print Materials
      • Welcome letter
    • Online Materials
      • Resources and Links
      • Printable format materials
      • Online Assessment
      • Audio-Video streaming

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

  1. determine how the Internet and people's everyday lives are interconnected
  2. evaluate different approaches to the causes, circumstances and consequences of the Digital Culture in everyday life
  3. analyse the Digital Culture in everyday life to gain broader insights into its impact on society, especially in relation to our experience of time and space
  4. critically reflect upon online collaborative methods, drawing on own experiences
  5. analyse the social basis of Internet technology in terms of the broad categories of identity, community, economy and power.
  • Assignment 1 - Annotated Bibliography (30%)
  • Assignment 2 - Essay Plan (10%)
  • Assignment 3 - Essay (45%)
  • Assignment 4 - Collaborative Learning Exercises (15%)

Textbooks are subject to change within the academic year. Students are advised to purchase their books no earlier than one to two months before the start of a subject

Entry Requirements

Equivalent Subjects

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

  • CUR-NET12

Special requirements

No special requirements

This subject was previously known as Internet and Everyday Life.

In this subject connections are made between individual experiences and perspectives of the Internet with more universal, broad statements that can be made about the role that digital culture plays in society and people's lives today. Students will explore how their own experiences and 'everyday Internet' may be different from others, and the implications for studying digital culture. Through several specific topics such as dating, music, games, faith, health and politics students will analyse digital culture conceptually, understanding how technology and society intertwine.
Further Information: List of topics is indicative and subject to minor change prior to the start of each Study Period.

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