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This introductory subject is designed to induct graduate students into the major issues and current thinking in web-based communication; to familiarize students with the major channels and platforms in use in this field; to develop an understanding of online genres, and teach essential writing and editing skills for online contexts. Students will gain practical experience in writing in a number of different styles and formats and will learn to publish their work on a digital platform.
Intended learning outcomes
On successful completion of this subject, students should have:
- capacity for effective teamwork through group discussions and collaborative exercises;
- cultural and ethical understanding through reflection and reading on the essential criteria of inclusive writing and editing strategies for a digital environment;
- a high level of information technology literacy and understanding of information management through participation in computer laboratory sessions, preparation and management of complex digital materials and completion of exercises and assignments; and
- capacity for critical analysis through close engagement with and critique of a wide range of electronic publications.
At the completion of this subject, students should gain the following generic skills:
- high-level written and oral communication skills through contribution to class discussions, the completion of exercises and assignments, and wide reading on issues in contemporary digital communication practice;
- cultural and ethical understanding through reflection and reading on the essential criteria of inclusive editing and design strategies for a digital environment;
- a high level of information technology literacy through participation in computer laboratory sessions, preparation and management of digital materials and completion of exercises and assignments;
- skills in the deployment of visual materials;
- skills in research, including the use of online materials in the course of preparing exercises and assignments; and
- skills in time management and planning through managing workloads for recommended reading, tutorial presentations and assessment requirements.
Last updated: 29 April 2020