Internet Collaboration and Organisation

Qualification: Undergraduate unit
Study mode: Online
Payment options: HECS-HELP may be available
FEE-HELP may be available
Duration: 13 weeks
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Awarded by: Curtin University
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About this unit

Internet Collaboration and Organisation is on online unit, provided by Open Universities Australia in association with Curtin University, that examines the cultural shift that the internet age has had on the way contemporary organisations operate. You will explore how the internet has totally reshaped enterprises, and unlocked new avenues for collaboration.

To begin with, you will consider theoretical notions surrounding the way that society must continually adapt to seismic developments in technology. Following this, you will explore the role of technology in organisational change, and the relationship between communication and power within both big and small organisations. Finally, you will explore the interaction between different collaborative methods on the performance of an organisation.

In short, Internet Collaboration and Organisation teaches you the overarching context of how the internet has reshaped enterprises, as well as how this can be capitalised upon, leading an organisation to greater success. Additionally, you will understand strategic methodologies which will allow you to unlock greater collaborative potential in organisations.

Eligibility

To be eligible to enrol in this unit, must complete one of the following mandatory units

  • Internet Communities and Social Networks
  • Internet Commerce and Consumers

You also cannot enrol if you have already completed this unit before, or an academic equivalent such as The Internet – Network Culture and the Virtual Society.

Areas of study

In this Internet Collaboration and Organisation unit, the topics you will study include:

  • Theories of social adoption of, and adaptation to technological change
  • Role of technologies in organisational change
  • Relationship between communications and power within small and large, formal and informal organisations
  • Interaction between different kinds of collaborative methods and organisational performance

Course pathways

This unit is part of a major, minor, stream or specialisation in the following courses:

  • Bachelor of Technology (Computing Studies), RMIT University
  • Bachelor of Arts (Internet Communications), Curtin University

Content may also be relevant to other courses, and could qualify you for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for a course offered by another institution.

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How will this unit advance my career?

It hardly needs to be said that the rise of technology has fundamentally altered the way organisations operate on a global scale. Expertise in technology is a skill that organisations demand more and more, offering lucrative contracts to those who can provide it.

Successfully completing Internet Collaboration and Organisation proves that you have a framework of knowledge for enhancing a business's communication structure through the power of the internet. From an employer’s point of view, completion of this unit proves you could bring a wealth of knowledge to their organisation by utilising these skills.

How else will I benefit from this unit?

  • Upon successful completion of this unit you will receive credit for competencies in Internet Collaboration and Organisation from Curtin University.
  • Studying online means you can study where you want, at your own pace.
  • Gain industry-relevant skills and transferrable knowledge.
  • Government financial support through FEE-HELP or HECS-HELP may be available.
  • Studying single units allows you the flexibility to work towards a qualification at your own pace.
  • Receive Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for this unit across a number of OUA’s full degree programs.

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Financial assistance

If you are an Australian citizen, you may be eligible to receive a government HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP loan, meaning you can defer payment of your fees.

 

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You may be eligible to receive HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP for this course!

This course can be paid for through the HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP government loan schemes. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.

Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).

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