- 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
- Disscusion forum/Discussion Board
- Online assignment submission
- Podcasting/Leacture capture
- Web links
- Welcome letter
- Resources and Links
- Printable format materials
- Online Assessment
- Audio-Video streaming
- Assignment 1 - Conference Reflection (30%)
- Assignment 2 - Conference Paper (50%)
- Assignment 3 - Essay (20%)
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
You cannot enrol in this unit if you have successfully completed any of the following subject(s) because they are considered academically equivalent:
You must have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject:
You are recommended to have completed the following subjects(s) or have equivalent knowledge before starting this unit:
- CUR-WEB101-Web Communications
No special requirements
This subject was previously known as Internet Communities and Social Networks.
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.
Further Information: List of topics is indicative and subject to minor change prior to the start of each Study Period.
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