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Social and Cultural issues of Interactive Digital Media KIT311




Interactive digital media usage has exploded over the past decade. People are interacting with a variety of media: checking messages on a mobile phone; buying a game on line; updating a social networking profile. More recently, interactive digital media have increasingly become a support to work, study, travel, entertainment and other daily activities. The knowledge, skills and sensitivity to design interactive media technologies are key skills in contemporary society. This unit will provide students with an understanding of the cultural and social issues surrounding the use of digital media. It offers a human-centered view of digital media, focusing on the interaction between technological changes and cultural practices. This unit will consider interactive media technology from the point of view of how it is used and how it can make a difference in people's lives.


Unit name Social and Cultural issues of Interactive Digital Media
Unit code KIT311
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Technology, Environments and Design
Discipline Information & Communication Technology

Jimmy (Zehong) Cao

Teaching staff

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


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 1 Off-Campus International Domestic


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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 24/2/2020 23/3/2020 31/5/2020 31/5/2020

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Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
2 2020: $1,190.00 2020: $2,402.00 029999

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  • 25 Credit Points in any Intermediate level units


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Teaching Pattern

This unit is online utilising online modules.


50% 3hr exam, 50% in-semester (3 assignments worth 10%, 20%, 20%)

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