This online course will introduce you to social informatics through critical reflection on uses of information and communication technologies and their social and cultural impact.
Delivery type2019Trimester 3 2019
Allow 10-12 hours study time per week for each 20 credit course.
Cost2019NZ students $730 + $60 annual administration fee
International students $2,254 + $60 annual administration fee
Prerequisites Check entry and other requirements under the qualification you are studying
Social Informatics is the interdisciplinary study of the design, uses and consequences of information and communication technologies (ICTs) and their interaction with institutional and cultural contexts.
Topics covered include History of ICTs, ICT in the 21st century, ICT and Communities and Workplaces.
To study this course, you need to have 40 credits at Level 6, or comparable industry experience. The course leader will determine this.
Students who successfully complete this online course will be able to
- critically reflect on their own uses of information and communication technologies with reference to the significance of cultural and social contexts and technical innovations over time;
- analyse and critique the social and cultural impact of the use of information and communication technology on contemporary events
- evaluate the impact of information and communication technologies on community, workplace and personal life, locally and globally
This course is 100% internally assessed
No textbooks are required for this course
Your course is delivered 100% online. To complete this course you will need access to a computer or device, broadband internet and a data plan able to support online learning such as streaming of videos (including YouTube), downloading content and submitting online assessments. If you are unsure if your current computer/device or internet access allows you to complete your online learning with us, please contact us before applying to enrol.
How to enrol
Before enrolling in this course you need to:
- choose the qualification you will study the course under
- check the order that courses in the qualification should be studied in the Qualification Structure table. This is in the Choose courses and apply tab on the qualification page.
Lecturer / Tutor
You can do this course as part of these qualifications:
Certificate of Proficiency
- Bachelor of Applied Science (Communication) (OP701002)
- Bachelor of Applied Science (Communication and Psychology) (OP701029)