About this unit
The way we communicate has changed drastically over the past few years, and at the pace that new technologies are being introduced to the market, things are set to continue changing.
This unit in New Communication Technologies is highly relevant and essential learning for anyone working in or studying in the field of media communications, and will help you master new technologies such as social media and internet platforms.
Delivered online by Open Universities Australia in partnership with Griffith University, this unit covers everything from the history of computers to the all-pervasive impact of social media, and will give you thorough backgrounding in communication in all its present forms.
As a contemporary communicator, you will be expected to understand the many outlets for disseminating your messages and to communicate directly to your audience. This unit will equip you with the broad knowledge you need to understand the online context the many opportunities it presents to media professionals today.
You will also gain an appreciation for the culture that has emerged from these new forms of communication, including cyberpolitics and e-democracy and free culture.
Course pathwaysThis unit is a core requirement in the following courses:
- Bachelor of Communication, Griffith University
- Certificate of Journalism, Griffith University
- Diploma of Public Relations, Griffith University
- Communication and technology
- Computer history
- Converging technologies
- Academic writing skills
- Evolving communication
- Cyberspace, science fiction and cyberpunk
- Social media
- Production and consumption
- Life in the techno-sphere
- Free culture
- Dialectics and divides
- Cyberpolitics and e-democracy
- Digital literacies
- Ethics and responsibility
Why Open Universities Australia?
For two decades, Open Universities Australia (OUA) has partnered with leading Australian educators to make tertiary-level courses easier to access for people, no matter their background, their work status or their other life commitments. OUA has built up their reputation by making education more flexible, easier to tailor and available almost entirely online.
OUA's devotion to online education remains to this day, but where they once focused on higher education, today they offer the broadest set of post-secondary education and training programs in Australia.
Open Universities Australia offers a range of administrative and student support options. As a student of OUA you will have access to four hours of free expert tutoring support for each unit undertaken through the tutoring service SMARTHINKING. This on-demand service allows you to get fast, detailed feedback on your assignment drafts and gives you access to your tutor in real time.
The My OUA portal is an online student medium that allows you access to all your course and enrolment information as well as access to student forums and assessment tips.