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ALM202 - Quantified Media

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2020 unit information

Important Update:

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

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

Nil

Corequisite:

Nil

Incompatible with:

Nil

Typical study commitment:

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

Scheduled learning activities - campus:

1 x 2-hour seminar per week and online media activities

Scheduled learning activities - cloud:

Online independent and collaborative learning and online media activities (1 x 2-hour seminar per week equivalent)

Content

This unit enables students to explore and experience the contemporary data-driven era of social media visibility, big data and personal engagement with quantified media. Students engage in modes of enquiry that examine emerging cultural, political, economic, literary, digital, educational footprints and social media sightlines. The unit presents the current dilemmas and issues that are central to the critical understanding of quantified media and our emerging Quantified Self via digital analytics. Students learn how to gather data to analyse and evaluate information to complete a range of scaffolded activities in pursuit of broadening knowledge or finding solutions to unpredictable and sometimes complex problems.

 

These are the Learning Outcomes (ULO) for this unit

At the completion of this unit, successful students can:

Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes

ULO1

Dissect and communicate the theory of Quantified Media, according to a broad critical and analytical perspective

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

GLO2: Communication

ULO2

Reflect and analyse individual professional goals, aspirations and potential in the field of digital media by becoming familiar with cutting-edge quantified media research and practices

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

GLO3: Digital literacy

GLO5: Problem solving

GLO6: Self-management

ULO3

Apply interpretive skills of digital media research and analysis to the development of an independent project

GLO3: Digital literacy

GLO4: Critical thinking

GLO5: Problem solving

ULO4

Apply digital media research skills to mapping global media trends and practices

GLO8: Global citizenship

ULO5

Acquire interdisciplinary insight in relation to quantified media trends and practices

GLO3: Digital literacy

GLO4: Critical thinking

These Unit Learning Outcomes are applicable for all teaching periods throughout the year

Assessment

Trimester 2:
Assessment Description Student output Grading and weighting
(% total mark for unit)
Indicative due week
Assessment 1 - Quantified Media Analytical Essay   25% Week 5
Assessment 2 - Digital Media Portfolio Exercise   25% Week 9
Assessment 3 - Data Collection and Final Student output Conclusion   50% Week 11

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.

Learning Resource

The texts and reading list for the unit can be found on the University Library via the link below: ALM202 Note: Select the relevant trimester reading list. Please note that a future teaching period's reading list may not be available until a month prior to the start of that teaching period so you may wish to use the relevant trimester's prior year reading list as a guide only.

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