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ALC201 - Exploring New Media: Users, Settings, Implications

Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:A Brown
Prerequisite:

Nil

Corequisite:

Nil

Incompatible with:

Nil

Contact hours:

Students will on average spend 150 hours over the trimester undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Campus based students: This will include 2 face-to-face contact hours per week (1 x 2 hour seminar), viewing of weekly custom made youtube videos, self-directed reading, practical use of digital media, online interaction using different platforms, independent research for assignments, and general assessment preparation.

Cloud (online) students: This will include viewing of weekly custom made youtube videos, self-directed reading, practical use of digital media, online interaction using different platforms, independent research for assignments, and general assessment preparation. 

Note:

You will need to access substantial learning resources and experiences in CloudDeakin (Deakin’s online learning environment). Compliance with the Standards in computing, connectivity and student capability are a condition on your enrolment.

Content

The unit enables students to both explore and experience the increasing emergence of digital media technologies in the contemporary world. Topics of study include virtual identity(s), digital surveillance, online dating, sexting, pornography, ‘trial by social media’, new media and politics, digital technology in museums, and cultural representations of new media on film and elsewhere. Examining digital media in relation to diverse social, geographical, cultural, industrial, political, legal and ethical contexts, students will navigate the intersections of digital creation and critical analysis, engaging with the potential benefits and threats of digital media for personal and professional use.

Assessment

Module 1 critical exercise, 30%, equivalent to 1200 words;

Module 2 critical exercise, 40%, equivalent to 1600 words;

Module 3 critical exercise, 30%, equivalent to 1200 words

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students
$755$755$2581$2922

* Rate for all CSP students, except for those who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
** Rate for CSP students who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.

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