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 online media activities
Online independent and collaborative learning and online media activities (1 x 2-hour seminar per week equivalent)
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
Dissect and communicate the theory of Quantified Media, according to a broad critical and analytical perspective
GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities
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
GLO3: Digital literacy
GLO5: Problem solving
Apply interpretive skills of digital media research and analysis to the development of an independent project
GLO4: Critical thinking
Apply digital media research skills to mapping global media trends and practices
GLO8: Global citizenship
Acquire interdisciplinary insight in relation to quantified media trends and practices
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.
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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