Computer Mediated Communication (ISTN730) – 16 credits

Offered at:  Westville (first semester)

Prerequisite Requirement:  Acceptance into the Honours Programme

Aim: The purpose of this module is to provide students with the theoretical and practical know-how to use computer-mediated communication (CMC), Web 2.0 technologies to evaluate and develop Web 2.0-enabled business models and information systems, as applied to business, education and entertainment.

Content: Topics include: Principles of CMC & Introduction to Web 2.0, Communication and engagement in Social Networks, Online teams and collaborative tools, Virtual Worlds – education, business, entertainment, Theoretical review of an alternative space such as a 3D virtual world, Design and use of an alternative virtual space.

Practicals: Practicals and online learning: Immersive online engagement required from students.

Assessment:  Continuous assessment module (100%).

For further information, please refer to the College of Law and Management Studies handbook.

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