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Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (Online)
Trimester 3: Study tour
|Unit chair:||D Coulthard|
Completion of 6 credit points
1 x 3 hour seminar per week
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.
This unit introduces the student to the field of social informatics explores our relationships and interactions with information systems and technology in our everyday life, at work and in organisations. Drawing on topical examples in management, marketing, business and everyday life, the unit considers the planned and unplanned outcomes that information systems and technology have on business, work and everyday life and examines how these outcomes may be improved or foreseen. The unit also introduces students to empirical inquiry and the critical review of the popular, trade and research literature. Furthermore, it explores the consequential impact on people as one of the important issues and factors regarding information, information systems, people and technology.
Option A – for Campus mode or Cloud (online) mode:
Assessment 1 (Individual) - Class presentation of a review 30%,
Assessment 2 (Individual) - Class empirical exercise 30%
Assessment 3 (Individual) - Class take home test 40%
Option B - for study-tour mode:
Assessment 1 (Individual) - Class presentation and participation/leadership in on tour cultural events or other activity (equivalent to approximately 1000 words) 20%
Assessment 2 (Individual) - Journal reflection on study tour themes and encounter with India (2500 words) 30%
Assessment 3 (Group of 3 students) - Written assignment (5000 words) 50%
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.