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This online Internet Communities and Social Networks unit from Open Universities Australia and Curtin University offers students the opportunity to investigate the rich and varied worlds of online communities, networks and social interaction.
This unit focuses on the excitement, the scepticism, the possibilities and the pitfalls of internet-mediated communities, and analyses specific examples in the context of broader interaction and social identity theories.
Through rigorous online discussion using audio and video conferencing, blogs, chat rooms and discussion forums, students learn about the origin, nature and operation of internet-mediated communities and analyse both the technological forms and social practices of connectivity.
You must have successfully completed the following unit before you enrol in this unit of study:
It is also recommended that you complete the following unit before enrolling in this unit of study:
In this arts unit, the topics you will study include:
This unit is a core requirement in the following courses:
This unit is an approved elective in the following course:
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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By completing this unit, you will have an in-depth knowledge of the positive and negative aspects of internet communities, networks and online social interaction, as well as an understanding of how to best manage and facilitate internet-mediated communication. These skills are essential in a broad range of industries, as communication in the work-place rapidly shifts to an online context.
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If you are an Australian citizen you may be eligible to receive HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP for this unit, meaning you can defer payment of your fees.
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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).Find out more about government study loans here.
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Fill out the enquiry form to the right and a study consultant will contact you with the details you need.