ALC702 - Making Sense of Communities Online
2024 unit information
|Enrolment modes:||Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Online|
Students will on average spend 150-hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.
This will include educator guided online learning activities within the unit site.
|Scheduled learning activities - campus||
1 x 2-hour seminar weeks 1-9, 1 x 4-hour practical experience (workshop) week 11
|Scheduled learning activities - 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. Students will learn how to gain insight to communities and social engagement in digital environments from an interdisciplinary perspective, drawing insights from platform studies, sociology, influencer studies, marketing, and psychology. Community management techniques will be analysed as part
of an integrated approach to online engagement strategies, while technological affordances of media will help us explain how design shapes culture and community. Students will put their learnings into practice, gaining new insights to a unique community through rigorous, ethical, and innovative participant observation and reporting.
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