Subject details

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

  1. explain how organisations work in terms of their structures, exchanges and decision making
  2. analyse the way that networked information and communications technologies influence and in turn are influenced by the organisations within which they are used
  3. demonstrate understanding of the role of virtual collaboration within organisations
  4. apply conceptual understandings of the social foundations of technological change to virtual and networked organisations.
    • Theories of social adoption of and adaptation to technological change
    • Role of technologies in organisational change
    • Relationship between communications and power within small and large, formal and informal organisations
    • Interaction between different kinds of collaborative methods and organisational performance
  • Study resources

    • Instructional methods

      • Audio/Video conferencing
      • Discussion forum/Discussion Board
      • Online assignment submission
      • Podcasting/Lecture capture
      • Web links
    • Print materials

      • Welcome letter
    • Online materials

      • Resources and Links
      • Online Assessment
      • Printable format materials
      • Audio-Video streaming

Equivalent subjects

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

  • CUR-NET35

You must have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject:

CUR-NET204-Social Media, Communities and Networks , or CUR-NET205-The Digital Economy , or CUR-NET24


NET24 is the same as NET204 and NET25 is the same as NET205.

Special requirements

No special requirements

This subject was previously known as Internet Collaboration and Organisation.

Internet-based collaboration and innovation is the focus of this subject, recognising that networked computing has had a significant impact on both the public and private sectors. Increasingly, the Internet is reshaping the way we relate to, and collaborate with, others. This can happen in formal organised settings such as the workplace, and also increasingly in less formal settings, from collective movements to crowds of strangers. In this subject you will learn how and why the Internet can be used to promote collaboration, how these processes are driven and how they can be used and optimised in a given setting. As a result you will become more effective in participating in and managing collaborative processes involving the Internet.

Further Information: List of topics is indicative and subject to minor change prior to the start of each Study Period.

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  • Resource development (35%)
  • Essay 1 (20%)
  • Essay 2 (45%)

Textbook information is pending.

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