- Communities and Web 2.0
- Social Networks
- Identity in Communities and Networks
- Communities and Online Gaming
- Indigenous People, Virtual Communities and Social Networks
- The difference between communities and networks
- Audio/Video conferencing
- Chat Rooms
- Discussion forum/Discussion Board
- Online assignment submission
- Podcasting/Lecture capture
- Web links
- Welcome letter
- Resources and Links
- Audio-Video streaming
- Online Assessment
- Printable format materials
You cannot enrol in this subject if you have successfully completed any of the following subject(s) because they are considered academically equivalent:
No special requirements
The Internet offers many opportunities for people to share their lives with others and engage in social interaction and dialogue. Initially the Internet seemed to be about 'virtual' community; but these days, online and offline networking and community practices merge. The Internet now plays a major role in 'being together' - whether to maintain relations with friends and family, to advance political causes, to escape into fantasy worlds, or to strengthen communal belonging. In this subject, you will investigate the excitement, the scepticism, the possibilities and the pitfalls of communities, networks and online social interaction and become more effective in managing and facilitating them.
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- Conference paper (50%)
- Conference participation (30%)
- Essay (20%)
Textbook information is pending.