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|Enrolment modes:||Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Warrnambool, Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)|
|Unit chair:||I Burum|
|Note: Online teaching methods require internet access. 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.|
The unit will teach convergent media skills. These will include using a smart device to capture user generated content (UGC); editing UGC into user generated stories (UGS); learning essential multi-media storytelling skills; writing for multi-media and online journalism; setting up a YouTube channel and a blog site; blogging and news gathering in a convergent media environment. The theory base will consider the strengths and weaknesses of various media, leading to an appreciation of the potential of multi-media journalism in a fragmenting news space.
Participation in online forum, blogs and reflection, 30%, 1200 word equivalent
Creating user generated story and post, 40%,1600 word equivalent
Developing user generated program template, 30%, 1200 word equivalent
Unit Fee Information
|Student Contribution Rate*||Student Contribution Rate**||Fee rate - Domestic Students||Fee rate - International students|
* 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.