Language and Information Technology

Subject EDUC90060 (2013)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2013.

Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 9 (Graduate/Postgraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject is not offered in 2013.

Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 24 hours of lectures/seminars/workshops
Total Time Commitment: Not available
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements: A further 150 hours of independent research and self study is required


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Subject Overview: This subject examines the ways in which language is changing with the development of information and communication technologies. Topics include reading print and screen text, verbal text and images, screen design, Internet genres, email conventions, and reading and writing hypertext.
Objectives: On completion of this subject, students should be able to:
  • be aware of the different reading practices required for reading text on screen in print;
  • analyse the relationship between text and visual presentation; and
  • understand the conventions for writing in electronic media.
Assessment: Assignments totalling 5,000 words (100 per cent).
Prescribed Texts: None
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

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