Digital Life & Learning

Unit code: EEE3011 | Study level: Undergraduate
(Generally, 1 credit = 10 hours of classes and independent study.)
Footscray Park
Online Real Time
Students enrolled in EBST must have completed any 4 first year units.
(Or equivalent to be determined by unit coordinator)


The rise of digital media has changed the way young people discover, use and share information. This unit will analyse the impact that social media and other forms of new technology have on the social, cultural and educational development of young people. Social media refers to social network sites, video sharing sites, blogging and micro blogging platforms, and related tools that allow young people to create and share their own content. Issues such as digital identity, safety and play in the context of social media and games will be central to this unit of study. Through a combination of hands-on workshops, critical analysis and projects the university student will be encouraged to build their understanding of, and familiarity with, these emergent technologies.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

  1. Articulate the major impact that digital media and new technologies have on a young person's learning and identity development;
  2. Integrate an understanding of Australian legislation regarding new technologies and the ethical implications of social digital interactions;
  3. Evaluate and integrate new technologies and digital media into learning environments;
  4. Explain how online social interactions and currency can play a role in modern society.


For Melbourne campuses

Assessment type: Assignment
Grade: 30%
Digital Artefact.
Assessment type: Project
Grade: 40%
Research Project or as negotiated.
Assessment type: Presentation
Grade: 30%
Oral Presentation

Required reading

Students will be provided with an up-to-date reading list via the VU Collaborate system.

As part of a course

This unit is studied as part of the following course(s):

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