Digital Engagement and Analytics (11104.1)
|Available teaching periods||Delivery mode||Location|
|View teaching periods|| On-Campus
|| UC - Canberra, Bruce
|0.125||3||Faculty Of Arts And Design|
|Discipline||Study level||HECS Bands|
|School Of Arts And Communications||Level 2 - Undergraduate Intermediate Unit|| Band 1 2013-2020 (Expires 31 Dec 2020)
Band 2 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
Band 4 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 4 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan Social Work_Exclude 0905)
Learning outcomesAfter successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
1. Demonstrate a conceptual and practical understanding of various digital and social media platforms and how to develop and adapt content for each;
2. Critique online engagement and campaigning techniques applied in diverse areas such as activist and social movements, government bureaucracies and political actors;
3. Apply technical expertise in identifying audiences and tracking reach through basic analytical tools; and
4. Understand the challenges of emerging and future technologies on the functions and processes of professional communication.
Graduate attributes1. UC graduates are professional - communicate effectively
1. UC graduates are professional - display initiative and drive, and use their organisation skills to plan and manage their workload
1. UC graduates are professional - employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills
1. UC graduates are professional - take pride in their professional and personal integrity
1. UC graduates are professional - use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems
1. UC graduates are professional - work collaboratively as part of a team, negotiate, and resolve conflict
2. UC graduates are global citizens - behave ethically and sustainably in their professional and personal lives
2. UC graduates are global citizens - make creative use of technology in their learning and professional lives
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas
|Year||Location||Teaching period||Teaching start date||Delivery mode||Unit convener|
|2021||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 2||02 August 2021||On-Campus||Ms Prue Robson|
|2022||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 2||01 August 2022||On-Campus||Ms Prue Robson|
Freberg, K. 2019. Social Media for Strategic Communication: Creative Strategies and Research-Based Applications. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications is a required text for this unit. It can be purchased via UC's book supplier, The School Locker here https://theschoollocker.com.au/universities/university-of-canberra/subjects/semester-two/11104-digital-engagement-and-analytics
Additional readings will be listed on the UC Learn (Canvas) site and are available from the library via the Reading List link on Canvas.
Submission of assessment items
Special assessment requirements
Students must pass A1 – Social Media Marketing Certification Exam in order to pass this unit. The passing score for this certification is 80%. If students do not pass the certification exam in week 11 tutorials, they have until the end of week 13 to re-attempt the exam in their own time. Your certification certificate must be uploaded to Canvas by Week 13, 11.59pm, Friday, October 30, 2020 in order to pass this unit. Students can re-take the exam as many times as they need to before this date.
While attendance at online workshops is not compulsory, it may be difficult to pass the unit without regular attendance as all assessments have components that will be worked upon during class time. In particular, A2 + A3 requires group work and collaboration and time will be allocated in these workshops to work with your group. In particular, in Week 9, we will set up your team's social media accounts and tools as necessary. Attendance and engagement with the content in Week 9 will be crucial to your success in A3.
Students who attend campus for class or other purposes must play their part in keeping our campus and community safe by following these basic guidelines to reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission:
- Practise good hand hygiene, washing hands regularly;
- If you do happen to cough or sneeze, please do so into the crook of your elbow, dispose of tissues immediately and wash hands immediately
- Practise effective physical distancing;
- Follow all directions of teaching and other UC staff regarding safety measures;
- Stay off campus if you are unwell and get tested according to ACT Government guidelines, and
- Follow University communications about campus arrangements https://www.canberra.edu.au/coronavirus-advice
Required IT skills
This unit requires a basic familiarity with social media platforms. Extra resources will be provided to assist students who are not familiar with specific social media platforms.
This unit involves online meetings in real time using the Virtual Room in your UCLearn teaching site. The Virtual Room allows you to communicate in real time with your lecturer and other students. To participate verbally, rather than just typing, you will need a microphone. For best audio quality we recommend a microphone and speaker headset. For more information and to test your computer, go to the Virtual Room in your UCLearn site and 'Join Course Room'. This will trigger a tutorial to help familiarise you with the functionality of the virtual room.
Work placement, internships or practicums