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New Media Technologies (MCC315)

Organisational Unit School of Arts
Credit Points 4
Availability MURDOCH: S2-internal, S2-external
KAPLAN-SGP: TMA-internal
SGP1: TMB-internal
Teaching Timetables Murdoch S2
Description This unit teaches students how to describe and evaluate changes to communication technology and media. Students will be exposed to pivotal studies in new media, and will gain practical skills in detailing changes to the Web, explaining the historical, cultural and social factors affecting mobile media, exploring collaborative media, and critically appraising the effects of new media on culture and user psychology.
Timetabled Learning Activities Lectures: 1 hour per week; workshops 1.5 hours per week. Note: Lectures and tutorials for this unit commence in Week 1 of the semester.
Prerequisites MCC108 Introduction to Communication and Media OR MCC118 Visual Communication (or MUL118 Principles of Multimedia).
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Internet Access RequirementsMurdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.


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