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DIXN11-200: Building Digital Literacy and Fluency


Engagement with digital transformations at all levels of social interaction requires new forms of literacy. This subject provides students with the fundamentals of digital technologies that can be applied in an age of continuous change. It covers the concepts and processes necessary to build digital literacy for change including infrastructure, cloud computing, network administration, information security practices, programming tools, hardware, and software. Students will progress from literacy to the levels of fluency necessary to lead capacity-building programs for digital transformation. The subject explores contemporary technologies such as blockchain, artificial intelligence and machine learning, virtual and augmented reality and mobile telephony. 

Subject details

FacultyFaculty of Society & Design
Semesters offered
  • September 2021 [Standard Offering]
  • September 2022 [Standard Offering]
  • May 2023 [Standard Offering]
  • September 2023 [Standard Offering]
Study areas
  • Communication and Creative Media
Subject fees
  • Commencing in 2020: $4,340
  • Commencing in 2021: $3,890

Learning outcomes

1. Explain the dimensions and types of digital skills necessary for successful functioning in the digital economy.
2. Articulate the gaps between lack of literacy, literacy and fluency in digital capacity building.
3. Evaluate approaches and frameworks for developing personal digital fluency.
4. Develop communication plans to transfer skills to others within and outside organisations.

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Subject outlines

Subject dates

Standard Offering
Enrolment opens02/08/2020
Semester start14/09/2020
Subject start14/09/2020
Cancellation 1?28/09/2020
Cancellation 2?05/10/2020
Last enrolment27/09/2020
Withdraw – Financial?10/10/2020
Withdraw – Academic?31/10/2020
Teaching census?09/10/2020