Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- demonstrate mastery of the principles of employment law, privacy law, defamation law, competition and consumer law and intellectual property law in so far as they relate to the use of digital media and communications;
- demonstrate specialised knowledge of recent developments in digital media and communications law and practice in so far as they apply to a range of personal, business and government transactions and situations in the modern world;
- demonstrate mastery of theoretical knowledge of digital media and communications law and practice to generate complex ideas and reflect critically on the theory and practice of digital media and communications law;
- investigate, critically reflect on and effectively communicate in plain English to inform diverse audiences of complex theoretical and practical ideas, concepts, strategies and courses of action concerning the application of digital media and communications law;
- demonstrate relative cognitive and creative skills to analyse and synthesise complex information and problems at a theoretical level to then develop, justify and apply solutions at a practical level, particularly to advise on transactions or interactions involving digital media and communications; and
- autonomously design, theorise, plan, execute and evaluate a substantial research-based project on a digital media and communications law topic. Topics, teaching, learning activities and assessment are designed to develop the student’s / participant’s cognitive, technical and practical skills and knowledge to be able to draft and review documents and advise on transactions and interactions. Students / participants will engage in simulated client scenarios for the purpose of advising on specific
- Assessment will comprise: (null) [LO null]
- (a) Discussion Posting. In Topic 1 discussion questions, cases for comment and issues will be posted by the Convenor. Students will be required to submit a discussion post of 800 words or equivalent. 10% (10) [LO null]
- (b) Advice to Client: At the conclusion of Topic 4 students will be required to build on the learnings from Topics 1 - 4 to analyse a hypothetical real world scenario, undertake the necessary research and provide a simulated written advice to a client of 1500 words or equivalent. 20% (20) [LO null]
- (c) Advice to Client: At the conclusion of Topic 6 students will be required to build on the learnings from Topics 1 - 6 to analyse a hypothetical real world scenario, undertake the necessary research and provide a simulated written advice to a client of 1500 words or equivalent. 20% (20) [LO null]
- (d) Research Project: At the conclusion of Topic 7 students will be required to apply their learnings from Topics 1 -7 and undertake a 4,000 word research project on a specific digital media and communications law topic. The Convenor will provide a number of optional research topics to enable students / participants to select a topic that is most closely aligned to their personal and/ or professional interest. 50% (50) [LO null]
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WorkloadThis is a 6 unit course, which is considered to have the equivalent full time student load (EFTSL) of 6/48 = 0.125. The number of hours allocated to an EFTSL of 0.125 is 10 — 12 hours per week.
All course materials will be available online.
The course requires continuous online participation throughout the course, as students must participate in discussion forums and other activities.
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Assumed KnowledgeIt will be assumed that students or participants (CPD and audit) have some knowledge of, or experience in contract law, intellectual property law or related study or experience.
Those who do not will be provided with links on the Wattle site to information and be expected to manage their own learning to attain basic background knowledge.
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