E-Agribusiness, Technology and Innovation
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13 weeks weeks
- 12 Jul 2021
Australia’s fourth oldest university, the University of Tasmania, is highly regarded internationally for teaching and academic excellence. The university offers more than 100 undergraduate degrees and more than 50 postgraduate programs across a range of disciplines. The university offers students a diverse range of opportunities, the chance to learn from leading experts, and excellent preparation for their future careers.
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On successful completion of this Unit the learner will be able to:
- Describe the innovation diffusion pathways during technology development, uptake and commercialisation
- Identify and describe how an e-enabled agribusiness supports new and existing enterprises in practice
- Evaluate the application and relevance of new technologies in solving real world agriculture problems
- Assess the attributes, knowledge and skills required to be an adaptive practitioner in the context of e-agribusiness
- Managing effective relationships
- Communicating with others
- The development and use of adaptive leadership skills
- How adaptive leadership relates to innovative and entrepreneurial practice
- Responsible, accountable and reflective workplace skills
- Creative and critical thinking relevant to para-professional practice
No eligibility requirements
No special requirements
This unit creates a practical awareness of e-enabled agribusiness and the use of technology in areas such as precision agriculture, livestock tracking and food traceability. You will explore the concepts of innovation including the innovation diffusion process and observe the difference between product and process innovation. The unit will prepare you to evaluate the opportunities technologies and e-business can provide new and existing agri-businesses.
This unit also builds on concepts of learning through practice from Year 1 by introducing you to more complex learning experiences including:
- discipline-based skills and knowledge in dynamic practice situations. This will include authentic and purposeful, industry-related experiences
- concepts of managing effective relationships and communicating with others
- the development and use of adaptive leadership skills and how these skills relate to innovative and entrepreneurial practice
- the nature of responsible, accountable and reflective workplace skills, and creative and critical thinking relevant to para-professional practice.
You will exercise self-awareness, initiative and judgement to manage yourself and professional relationships effectively. The application of tacit knowledge and capabilities will be reflected in a Practice Manual.
- Short essay (25%)
- Decision support tree - process innovation (50%)
- New product proposal (25%)
Current study term: 11 Jul 21 to 17 Oct 21
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