2020 unit information
Classes and seminars in Trimester 2/Semester 2, 2020 will be online. Physical distancing for coronavirus (COVID-19) will affect delivery of other learning experiences in this unit. Please check your unit sites for announcements and updates one week prior to the start of your trimester or semester.
Last updated: 2 June 2020
Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.
1 x 2-hour seminar per week and extensive online interactions via social media equivalent to 1 x 1-hour class per week
This unit enables students to enhance their professional skills and digital competencies through an in-depth exploration of the complexities of social media spaces and practices, with a particular emphasis placed on the many roles collaboration plays in diverse industry settings. Students will create and share online content through interactive and collaborative assessment, developing their individual portfolios and learning how to strategically build a dynamic online network and presence.
These are the Learning Outcomes (ULO) for this unit
At the completion of this unit, successful students can:
Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes
Explicate and critically analyse social media principles and practices in diverse media contexts
GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities
GLO4: Critical thinking
Collaborate in a group scenario and provide constructive, appropriate and considered peer-to-peer feedback
Demonstrate an advanced level of digital literacy through participation in online media platforms
GLO3: Digital literacy
Apply advanced communication skills in analysing issues and contributing to debates using various online media platforms
Demonstrate personal motivation and a capacity for original thought, independent learning, and self-assessment
These Unit Learning Outcomes are applicable for all teaching periods throughout the year
The assessment due weeks provided may change. The Unit Chair will clarify the exact assessment requirements, including the due date, at the start of the teaching period.
There is no prescribed text. Unit materials are provided via the unit site. This includes unit topic readings and references to further information.
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