Courses & Units

Digital Networks and Mobile Media HEJ352

Introduction

Media industries, companies and organisations have access to more data than ever before.  Increasingly, we hear that production is data-driven; formulated for and by algorithms.  But what does it truly mean to create and consume content in the era of 'big data'?  This unit interrogates the dominant discourse surrounding digital and mobile media, from the evangelism around rapid technological change, to the corporatisation of information, to informal and formal networks of resistance.

Summary

Unit name Digital Networks and Mobile Media
Unit code HEJ352
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Social Sciences
Discipline Journalism, Media and Communications
Coordinator

Dr Kathleen Williams

Teaching staff

Dr Kathleen Williams

Level Advanced
Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No

Availability

This unit is currently unavailable.

Note

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Unit census dates currently displaying for 2018 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2018 will be available from the 1st October 2017.

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Fees

Domestic

Band Field of Education
1 100799

Fees for next year will be published in October. The fees above only apply for the year shown.

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Requisites

Prerequisites

For Bachelor of Media and Bachelor of Media with Honours students: 4 HEJ level 100 units

For students outside the Bachelor of Media: 2 HEJ level 100 units

Mutual Exclusions

You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:

HEJ252 Digital Networks and Mobile Media

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

1 x 60 minute weekly lecture

1 x 90 minute weekly seminar

Assessment

Workshop activity – 1000 words equivalent (20%); App pitch – 1500 words or equivalent (20%); Major project – 3000 words or equivalent (60%)

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Textbooks

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