Introduction to Digital Communication
|Course code CMNS1000||Units 10||Level 1000||Faculty of Science and Information TechnologySchool of Design, Communication and IT|
Introduces students to a range of digital media forms and practices. It deals with some of the social, political and cultural implications of digital media, focusing particularly on the Internet. Students will also gain skills in the use of the Internet as a research tool for communication culture.
Available in 2014
|Objectives||At the completion of the course students will be able to:|
1. Recognise the basic principles of web page design and apply these to their own practice using designated computer software
2. Demonstrate integrated creative, technical, and computer skills by developing publications at a professional standard for an online environment.
3. Use the Internet and World Wide Web as academic research tools.
4. Apply knowledge of the social, political and cultural impacts of digital communication to professional practice.
5. Employ narrative and interactive design principles to assess and create professional online publications.
|Content||Students will be introduced to web page design and construction and will research the social, political, and cultural impacts of digital communication. During the production/workshop sessions students will:|
1. Gain an understanding of a content management and publishing system;
2. Gain an understanding of graphic file formats suitable for web delivery;
3. Develop Internet and World Wide Web research techniques;
4. Develop an understanding of the social, political and cultural impacts of digital communication.
|Assumed Knowledge||As this is an introductory course there is no assumed knowledge but general computer competence is an advantage.|
|Modes of Delivery||Internal Mode|
|Contact Hours||Computer Lab: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term|
Lecture: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
|Timetables||2014 Course Timetables for CMNS1000|