Subject details

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

  1. use relevant expertise in writing and presenting information publicly across multiple internet mediated platforms
  2. analyse the Internet's various contexts and cultures for, and channels of, communication that influence writing and publishing
  3. present arguments concerning the importance of credibility, authority and utility in creating and assessing Internet writing.
    • Introduction
    • Narrating and representing the self
    • The personal voice
    • The public voice
    • The attention economy
    • A new media audience
    • Links
    • Flows
    • The future of web publishing
    • Sourcing Information on the web and essay preparation
    • Copy/paste & copyright
  • Study resources

    • Instructional methods

      • Audio/Video conferencing
      • Blog
      • Chat Rooms
      • Discussion forum/Discussion Board
      • Online assignment submission
      • Podcasting/Lecture capture
      • Streaming Multimedia
      • Web links
    • Print materials

      • Welcome letter
    • Online materials

      • Resources and Links
      • Printable format materials
      • Online Assessment
      • 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-NET34

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

CUR-WEB101-Web Communications , or CUR-NET11

You are recommended to have completed the following subjects(s) or have equivalent knowledge before starting this subject:


WEB101 is equivalent to NET11.

Special requirements

No special requirements

Please Note: This subject is not taking further enrolments for SP1 at this time.

This subject was previously known as Web Publishing.

This subject examines writing on the web in its many diverse forms. Students will gain a theoretical understanding of the different modes of writing in an online environment as well as practical skills in exploring their own writing. They will think through the practice of writing, consider what it means for a culture, and examine how writing can be transformative. In particular, the subject explores the relationships between authorship and authority, hypertext and credibility, collaboration and consciousness, comment culture and bullying, news and entertainment, as well as considering short form texting and emojis.

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

Please Note: If it’s your first time studying a Curtin University subject you’ll need to complete their compulsory ‘Academic Integrity Program’. It only takes two hours to complete online, and provides you with vital information about studying with Curtin University. The Academic Integrity Program is compulsory, so if it’s not completed your subject grades will be withheld.

Find out more about the Academic Integrity module.

  • Web content creation 1 (25%)
  • Web content creation 2 (35%)
  • Essay (40%)

Textbook information is pending.

Related degrees