Subject details

  • Topics
    • 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
      • Disscusion forum/Discussion Board
      • Online assignment submission
      • Podcasting/Leacture capture
      • Streaming Multimedia
      • Web links
    • Print Materials
      • Welcome letter
    • Online Materials
      • Resources and Links
      • Printable format materials
      • Online Assessment
      • Audio-Video streaming

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.
  • Assignment 1 - Web content creation 1 (25%)
  • Assignment 2 - Web content creation 2 (35%)
  • Assignment 3 - Essay (40%)

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

Entry Requirements

Equivalent Subjects

You cannot enrol in this unit 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:

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

Special requirements

No special requirements

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.

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