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Courses Handbook 2014

This handbook contains information for courses and units at Curtin in 2014.
Information for the previous year's courses and units is available at Courses Handbook 2013.

312217 (v.1) Web Media 507

Area: Department of Internet Studies
Credits: 25.0
Contact Hours: 3.0
TUITION PATTERNS: The tuition pattern provides details of the types of classes and their duration. This is to be used as a guide only. Precise information is included in the unit outline.
Lecture: 1 x 1 Hours Weekly
Tutorial: 1 x 2 Hours Weekly
Anti Requisite(s): 301063 (v.5) Web Media 207
UNIT REFERENCES, TEXTS, OUTCOMES AND ASSESSMENT DETAILS: The most up-to-date information about unit references, texts and outcomes, will be provided in the unit outline.
Syllabus: For at least twenty years, we have seen a trend towards 'convergence' in the media, as new social understandings and new business models emerge that break down the distinction between traditional media forms (print and broadcast news, films and games, and so on). We have also seen the development of social or participatory media, without rigid boundaries between consumers, creators and producers. The Internet has played a critical role in these processes, becoming the key frame of reference for discussions of the future of converging and participatory media. In particular, the World Wide Web enables the production, distribution, remixing and remediation of an extraordinary array of digital media content and the linking together of otherwise separate media forms. In this unit, you will investigate why and how media are transforming in the era of convergence and participation, and then put these insights into practice by creating web-based media content.
Field of Education: 100700 Communication and Media Studies (Narrow Grouping)
Result Type: Grade/Mark


Availability

Year Location Period Internal Partially Online Internal Area External Central External Fully Online
2014 Bentley Campus Semester 1 Y        
2014 Bentley Campus Semester 1       Y  

Area External refers to external course/units run by the School or Department or offered by research.

Central External refers to external and online course/units run through the Curtin Bentley-based Distance Education Area

Partially Online Internal refers to some (a portion of) learning provided by interacting with or downloading pre-packaged material from the Internet but with regular and ongoing participation with a face-to-face component retained. Excludes partially online internal course/units run through the Curtin Bentley-based Distance Education Area which remain Central External

Fully Online refers to the main (larger portion of) mode of learning provided via Internet interaction (including the downloading of pre-packaged material on the Internet). Excludes online course/units run through the Curtin Bentley-based Distance Education Area which remain Central External


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