Units of Study

MECO3602 - Online Media

Semester 2, 2012  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Fiona R. Martin

Description

This unit examines how uses of the Internet, the Web and other online media and devices, such as mobile phones and iPads, are changing the media landscape. Students will become familiar with key theoretical and cultural issues in online media, and learn to critically analyse internetworked media productions and processes. They will also gain practical skills in writing and producing content for the web through team development of blogs and websites

Assessments

1x group blog and online feature proposal (25%), 1x group-produced online feature (50%), 1x online essay (25%)

Textbooks

Flew, Terry (2008) 'New Media: An Introduction'. 3rd Edition. Melbourne: Oxford University Press.
It is also recommended that students purchase a reader from the Copy Centre

Classes

1x1-hr lecture/week, 1x2-hr tutorial/week

Prerequisites

12 junior credit points from MECO units plus one of the following (MECO1002, WRIT1001, WRIT1002, ENGL1025, ENGL1007)
Note: Students enrolling from 2010 should plan to take MECO1002 as per degree regulations

Prohibitions

MECO3002

Additional Information

Available to BA(Media and Comm), BA (Media and Comm)/BLaws and BSc (Media and Comm) students only.

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