Undergraduate | CUR-NET308 | 2024
Internet Collaboration and Innovation
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Explore how technological change and social adoption go hand-in-hand. Find pathways to increased virtual collaboration between organisations. Bridge your online connectivity by studying opportunities for innovation in the private and public sectors.
Internet Collaboration and Innovation
About this subject
At the completion of this subject students will be able to:
- explain how organisations work in terms of their structures, exchanges and decision making
- analyse the way that networked information and communications technologies influence and in turn are influenced by the organisations within which they are used
- demonstrate understanding of the role of virtual collaboration within organisations
- apply conceptual understandings of the social foundations of technological change to virtual and networked organisations.
- Introduction to online collaboration & innovation
- Theories of online collaboration & innovation
- Intro: Organisations, Movements and Crowds
- Case Study links
- Essay writing and re-drafting
- Technological Determinism
- Actor Network Theory (ANT)
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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- Collaborative Resource development (30%)
- Essay 1 (30%)
- Essay 2 (40%)
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You must either have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject, or currently be enrolled in the following subject(s) in a prior study period; or enrol in the following subject(s) to study prior to this subject:
- CUR-NET204-Social Media, Communities and Networks
- CUR-NET205-The Digital Economy
CUR-NET24 (Not currently available)
Please note that your enrolment in this subject is conditional on successful completion of these prerequisite subject(s). If you study the prerequisite subject(s) in the study period immediately prior to studying this subject, your result for the prerequisite subject(s) will not be finalised prior to the close of enrolment. In this situation, should you not complete your prerequisite subject(s) successfully you should not continue with your enrolment in this subject. If you are currently enrolled in the prerequisite subject(s) and believe you may not complete these all successfully, it is your responsibility to reschedule your study of this subject to give you time to re-attempt the prerequisite subject(s).
You should not enrol in this subject if you have successfully completed any of the following subject(s) because they are considered academically equivalent:
CUR-NET35 (Not currently available)
NET24 is the same as NET204 and NET25 is the same as NET205.
No additional requirements
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