MAS240 lectures are ONLINE ONLY. There is no physical lecture. Students are expected to engage with lectures, take notes, and to actively relate lecture content to tutorial discussions and assessments. Each week students must watch the lecture and attend a 1 hour tutorial and 1 hour workshop.
Tutorials and Practicals begin in WEEK 2. Participation in tutorial activities and in-class exercises form an integral part of MAS240. Students are expected to arrive punctually and actively participate in class work. A mark is allocated for in-class participation in this unit and an roll will be taken at the beginning of each class. If students arrive over 15 minutes late for a tutorial or leave early, they will be deemed absent for that class.
Required and recommended texts and/or materials: The reader for MAS240 is available through the Printery through Print On Demand. A link to order your copy will be provided via iLearn. Any further recommended readings or material for each week will be listed on iLearn.
Applying for Disruption to Studies: Information on the Disruption to Studies Policy, and how to apply, is available here: http://www.students.mq.edu.au/student_admin/manage_your_study_program/disruption_to_studies/
Re-Marks: The Re-mark Application form is available at http://www.mq.edu.au/pubstatic/public/download/?id=167914
ssessment Submission: All assignments for MAS110 will be completed/submitted online, via iLearn. Further details on submission will be explained in tutorials.
Return of marked work: During semester, marked work will be returned to students either online or in tutorials.
Examinations: There is no exam for MAS240.
Changes made to previous offerings: The structure and content of this unit has been updated to complement further Media offerings within the Department of Media, Music, Communication, and Cultural Studies. The unit examines disruptive technologies across different media forms and disciplines and aims to provide a critical perspective and foundation for diverse Media students.
Late penalties for all assignments are 10% per day.
Further resources for MAS240 can be accessed through iLearn: http://ilearn.mq.edu.au/.
Technologies used and required: PC and Internet access are required. Basic computer skills (e.g., internet browsing) and skills in word processing are also a requirement.
Please consult teaching staff for any further, more specific requirements.
Changes Made to Previous Offerings of the Unit
The topics in this unit have been updated to reflect contemporary technological and cultural forms and practices. Recent academic material has been added to this unit in order to best offer students insight into the rapidly changing media environment, with a particular focus on social and participatory media, new digital economies, and cyber politics. The weighting of assignments has also been changed this year.