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ALC708 - Blogging and Online Communication Techniques

Unit details

Year2018 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)
Trimester 3: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

Adam Brown

Prerequisite:

Nil

Corequisite:

Nil

Incompatible with:

Nil

Contact hours:

Campus mode: 1 x 2 hour Seminar per week and extensive online interactions. (In Trimester 3, 4 x 4 hour intensives will be supplemented with the use of online media)

Cloud (online): Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin and a range of other online media, which may vary from year to year

Content

The unit enables students to explore, analyse, and experience present day blogging practices in personal and professional contexts. A critical and creative engagement with digital and online media platforms enables a hands-on utilisation and critique of microblogging, blogging, and vlogging, with particular attention given to themes such as online identity(s); gamification; the impact of technology on romantic/sexual relationships; digital activism; interactive media in museums; crowdfunding sites; and the role(s) of digital media in education. Engaging firsthand with the debate over how ‘audiences’ have been transformed by the online world, students are exposed to a range of creative practices in critical/analytical contexts and expand their online portfolios through intense online activity to showcase various digital competencies. In doing so, students negotiate in a highly interactive way the potential benefits of digital media for personal and professional use.

Assessment

Portfolio items with critical reflection – part 1, equivalent to 2000 words, 40%

Portfolio items with critical reflection – part 2, equivalent to 2000 words, 40%

Podcast and online interactions, equivalent to 1000 words, 20%

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