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
Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Note: Enrolment into this unit must be completed by the end of week 1 of trimester due to early assessment deadlines
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 critically and creatively engage with present day digital media culture, with a particular emphasis on making videos. Highlighting the crucial importance of creating audio-visual content for different purposes and audiences, the unit guides students through various video-making practices and strategies. Emphasising the benefits of making videos in a wide range of industry settings, the unit allows students to develop their portfolios and learn how to use video to strategically build a dynamic online identity.
These are the Learning Outcomes (ULO) for this unit
At the completion of this unit, successful students can:
Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes
Explain, identify and evaluate the users, settings, and implications of social media innovation and concepts in a range of contexts
GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities
GLO4: Critical thinking
Actively contribute to an online community by engaging in a practical manner with various social media technologies
GLO3: Digital literacy
Create video content through legal and ethical video-making practices
Apply audio-visual communication skills through creating video content in the context of digital media culture
Reflect on the reasons and decisions behind digital media making
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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