ALC702 - Making Sense of Communities Online


2020 unit information

Enrolment modes: Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125




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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

Scheduled learning activities - cloud (online)

Online independent and collaborative learning activities including: 1 x 2-hour seminar per week equivalent


This unit will utilise netnography and other tools to understand community dynamics and social patterns of interaction online, with a particular focus on mapping the emergence of online cultures. Students will study communities and social engagement in virtual environments from an interdisciplinary perspective, drawing insights from media studies, sociology, anthropology, and psychology. Social media management techniques will be analysed as part of an integrated approach to online engagement strategies. Technological affordances of media will be explored in relation to the design of online social interaction experiences.

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