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Digital Media Literacy (9022.3)

Level: Undergraduate First Year Level
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands: 1
Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Design
Discipline: Discipline of Communication and Media

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  • Semester 2, 2017, ONLINE, BRUCE (165128) - View
  • Semester 2, 2017, ON-CAMPUS, TQB-SB (165130) - View
  • Semester 2, 2017, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (165129) - View
  • Winter Term, 2017, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (164891) - View
  • Semester 2, 2016, ONLINE, BRUCE (163103) - View
  • Semester 2, 2016, ON-CAMPUS, TQB-SB (162959) - View
  • Semester 2, 2016, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (162958) - View
  • UC College Trimester 2, 2016, ON-CAMPUS, UCC-BRUCE (152716) - View
  • Winter Term, 2016, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (162962) - View
  • UC College Trimester 1, 2016, ON-CAMPUS, UCC-BRUCE (153267) - View
  • Semester 2, 2015, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (140638) - View
  • Winter Term, 2015, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (141253) - View
  • UC College Trimester 2, 2015, ON-CAMPUS, UCC-BRUCE (142464) - View
  • UC College Trimester 1, 2015, ON-CAMPUS, UCC-BRUCE (142502) - View

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Syllabus

Digital media technologies are now an integral part of work for professional communicators and others in the creative industries. Digital literacies are not only important in these fields, but are part of the toolkit of citizenship. Digital Media Literacies will offer a hands-on introduction to the digital revolution. Students will learn about the impact of digital media on media industries and media work. They will understand how new media practices - in industry and everyday life - have shaped and been shaped by emerging technologies. They will also encounter and develop literacies in relation to a broad range of digital technologies and platforms, preparing them to become digitally-aware citizens and communications practitioners.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

1. Demonstrate an understanding of the place of digital media technologies in changes in professional practice in communication industries, as well as in practices of citizenship and everyday life;

2. Demonstrate insight into changes in communication industries and professional practice related to changes in communication technologies;

3. Demonstrate insight into digital communication practices in relation to work, leisure and citizenship; and

4. Demonstrate practical literacies in the use of a number of web-based communications platforms.

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Contact Hours

3 hours per week

Prerequisites

None

Corequisites

None

Assumed Knowledge

None

Incompatible Units

Restrictions: This unit is not open to students who have passed 8134 Understanding Media

Equivalent Units

8134 Understanding Media

Referenced Courses



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