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 online disdegree 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.
  • Topics
    • What is online writing?
    • Writing and Designing for Digital Media
    • Narrative structure for online and digital stories
    • Writing for specific platforms (eg various social and new media platforms)
    • Copyright, Ownership, and authorship
    • Theorising online spaces
  • Study resources
    • Print Materials
      • Welcome letter
    • Online Materials
      • Printable format materials

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:

  • SWI-LPW604

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

Special requirements

No special requirements

This subject investigates current and evolving digital media platforms and the issues which writers across all genres must consider when writing online. In this subject, you will consider how textual and design elements can be used to create materials for digital formats. This subjects allows you to work practically, by creating your own online writing project; and theoretically, by encountering the principles informing digital literacy, gaming, new textual discourses and postmodern approaches to narrative and form.

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

  • Assignment 1 - 60%-70% (0%)
  • Assignment 2 - 30%-40% (0%)

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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