- Introduction - digitisation & convergence
- Creating reflective web media
- Remixes & mashups (& copyright)
- YouTube creativity & participatory culture
- Mobile media & apps
- Audio/Video conferencing
- Chat Rooms
- Disscusion forum/Discussion Board
- Online assignment submission
- Podcasting/Leacture capture
- Streaming Multimedia
- Web links
- Welcome letter
- Resources and Links
- Audio-Video streaming
- Printable format materials
- Online Assessment
- Assignment 1 - Essay (30%)
- Assignment 2 - The Pitch (20%)
- Assignment 3 - Web media creation (50%)
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 must have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject:
- CUR-WEB101-Web Communications
You are recommended to have completed the following subjects(s) or have equivalent knowledge before starting this unit:
- CUR-NET102-Digital Culture and Everyday Life
No special requirements
For at least 20 years, we have seen a trend towards 'convergence' in the media, as new social understandings and new business models emerge that break down the distinction between traditional media forms (print and broadcast news, films and games and so on). We have also seen the development of social or participatory media, without rigid boundaries between consumers, creators and producers. The internet has played a critical role in these processes, becoming the key frame of reference for discussions of the future of converging and participatory media. In particular, the World Wide Web enables the production, distribution, remixing and remediation of an extraordinary array of digital media content and the linking together of otherwise separate media forms. In this subject, you will investigate why and how media are transforming in the era of convergence and participation, and then put these insights into practice by creating web-based media content.
Further Information: List of topics is indicative and subject to minor change prior to the start of each Study Period.
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