Subject details

After successfully completing this subject, students will be able to:

  1. Describe and critically evaluate the contemporary debates, writing practices, platforms, and trends in new media discourse and textuality;
  2. Demonstrate practical writing skills for online and digital platforms;
  3. Generate a mind map, plan, research, and produce a piece of writing about or utilising online textuality.
    • Evolution of writing for digital and online spaces
    • Platforms for professional and business writing
    • Social media narrative tools
    • Creative uses of digital platforms
    • Exemplars and possibilities
  • Study resources

    • Print materials

      • Welcome letter
    • Online materials

      • Printable format materials

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:

Special requirements

No special requirements

Skills in writing for digital new media platforms are in high demand. This unit analyses the most commonly used platforms, programs and tools for writing professionally and creatively in the digital space. It examines the theories and practices behind text and non-text based online and social media communications.

This subject was previously known as Online Writing. 

Please note: assessment values are indicative only, details will be advised at the start of the subject.

  • Written Assignment (60%)
  • Weekly Discussion Threads (12) (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.

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