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BCPP01-003: Digital Literacy September 2021 [Standard]

General information

This subject introduces students to digital literacy and the use of interactive multimedia required for higher education and beyond. Students will explore multimedia channels to enhance their academic performance through collaboration, self-reflection, and learning activities. Students will also develop a greater understanding of their citizenship in an increasingly digital world, and will able to engage in critical thought and discussion about key digital issues.


Academic unit:Bond University College
Subject code:BCPP01-003
Subject title:Digital Literacy
Subject level:Pathway
Semester/Year:September 2021
Credit points:10

Delivery & attendance

Delivery mode:


Workload items:
  • Lecture: x12 (Total hours: 24) - Weekly lecture
  • Computer Lab: x12 (Total hours: 24) - Weekly computer lab
  • Personal Study Hours: x6 (Total hours: 72) - No Description
Attendance and learning activities: Attendance at all class sessions is expected. Students are expected to notify the instructor of any absences with as much advance notice as possible.


Prescribed resources:
  • Michelle Schwartz (Ed.) (2019). Digital Citizenship Toolkit. Ryerson University Pressbooks
After enrolment, students can check the Books and Tools area in iLearn for the full Resource List.
[email protected] & Email:[email protected] is the online learning environment at Bond University and is used to provide access to subject materials, lecture recordings and detailed subject information regarding the subject curriculum, assessment and timing. Both iLearn and the Student Email facility are used to provide important subject notifications. Additionally, official correspondence from the University will be forwarded to students’ Bond email account and must be monitored by the student.

To access these services, log on to the Student Portal from the Bond University website as

Enrolment requirements

Requisites: ?


Restrictions: ? This subject is not available to
  • Study Abroad Students

This subject is not available as a general elective. To be eligible for enrolment, the subject must be specified in the students’ program structure.

Assurance of learning

Assurance of Learning means that universities take responsibility for creating, monitoring and updating curriculum, teaching and assessment so that students graduate with the knowledge, skills and attributes they need for employability and/or further study.

At Bond University, we carefully develop subject and program outcomes to ensure that student learning in each subject contributes to the whole student experience. Students are encouraged to carefully read and consider subject and program outcomes as combined elements.

Program Learning Outcomes (PLOs)

Program Learning Outcomes provide a broad and measurable set of standards that incorporate a range of knowledge and skills that will be achieved on completion of the program. If you are undertaking this subject as part of a degree program, you should refer to the relevant degree program outcomes and graduate attributes as they relate to this subject.

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Subject Learning Outcomes (SLOs)

On successful completion of this subject the learner will be able to:
  1. Demonstrate effective computer literacy skills for the purpose of learning and assessment development.
  2. Develop relevant and practical computing skills with associated knowledge, understanding, attitudes, decision-making and problem-solving skills.
  3. Use the computer responsibly to manage and communicate information.
  4. Demonstrate critical thought about digital citizenship and participation in the 21st century.


Assessment details

TypeTask%Timing*Outcomes assessed
Tutorial Portfolio Students will complete a variety of tasks to demonstrate ongoing participation in the subject, as well as continued efforts to develop their digital literacy skills. 30% Ongoing 1, 2, 3, 4.
Online Discussion Students will participate in an online discussion on a digital literacy topic. 15% Week 3 1, 2, 3, 4.
Oral Presentation Students will deliver a presentation on a set digital literacy topic with the aid of presentation media built to suit university-level work. 25% Week 8 1, 2, 3, 4.
Written Report Students will investigate selected topics from the subject and will apply key skills to produce a professionally designed written report. 30% Week 13 1, 2, 3, 4.
  • * Assessment timing is indicative of the week that the assessment is due or begins (where conducted over multiple weeks), and is based on the standard University academic calendar
  • C = Students must reach a level of competency to successfully complete this assessment.

Assessment criteria

High Distinction 85-100 Outstanding or exemplary performance in the following areas: interpretative ability; intellectual initiative in response to questions; mastery of the skills required by the subject, general levels of knowledge and analytic ability or clear thinking.
Distinction 75-84 Usually awarded to students whose performance goes well beyond the minimum requirements set for tasks required in assessment, and who perform well in most of the above areas.
Credit 65-74 Usually awarded to students whose performance is considered to go beyond the minimum requirements for work set for assessment. Assessable work is typically characterised by a strong performance in some of the capacities listed above.
Pass 50-64 Usually awarded to students whose performance meets the requirements set for work provided for assessment.
Fail 0-49 Usually awarded to students whose performance is not considered to meet the minimum requirements set for particular tasks. The fail grade may be a result of insufficient preparation, of inattention to assignment guidelines or lack of academic ability. A frequent cause of failure is lack of attention to subject or assignment guidelines.

Quality assurance

For the purposes of quality assurance, Bond University conducts an evaluation process to measure and document student assessment as evidence of the extent to which program and subject learning outcomes are achieved. Some examples of student work will be retained for potential research and quality auditing purposes only. Any student work used will be treated confidentially and no student grades will be affected.

Study information

Submission procedures

Students must check the [email protected] subject site for detailed assessment information and submission procedures.

Policy on late submission and extensions

A late penalty will be applied to all overdue assessment tasks unless an extension is granted by the subject coordinator. The standard penalty will be 10% of marks awarded to that assessment per day late with no assessment to be accepted seven days after the due date. Where a student is granted an extension, the penalty of 10% per day late starts from the new due date.

Policy on plagiarism

The University’s Academic Integrity Policy defines plagiarism as the act of misrepresenting as one’s own original work: another’s ideas, interpretations, words, or creative works; and/or one’s own previous ideas, interpretations, words, or creative work without acknowledging that it was used previously (i.e., self-plagiarism). The University considers the act of plagiarising to be a breach of the Student Conduct Code and, therefore, subject to the Discipline Regulations which provide for a range of penalties including the reduction of marks or grades, fines and suspension from the University.

Bond University utilises Originality Reporting software to inform academic integrity.

Feedback on assessment

Feedback on assessment will be provided to students within two weeks of the assessment submission due date, as per the Assessment Policy.

Disability support

If you have a disability, illness, injury or health condition that impacts your capacity to complete studies, exams or assessment tasks, it is important you let us know your special requirements, early in the semester. Students will need to make an application for support and submit it with recent, comprehensive documentation at an appointment with a Disability Officer. Students with a disability are encouraged to contact the Disability Office at the earliest possible time, to meet staff and learn about the services available to meet your specific needs. Please note that late notification or failure to disclose your disability can be to your disadvantage as the University cannot guarantee support under such circumstances.

Subject curriculum

Students are introduced to the concept of digital literacy, as well as the key skills and attitudes needed to be a digitally literate person.

2, 4.

Students are introduced to the concept of the digital society and consider their role as a digital citizen.


Students examine and reflect on self-presentation and communication in the online world.

2, 3, 4.

Students reflect on the benefits and drawbacks of the internet and social media for social movements and social change.

2, 4.

Students reflect on digital access and digital capability through a social justice lens. In doing so, they consider factors that contribute to the digital divide, as well as the consequences of digital exclusion.


Students consider the challenging nature of the online environment and the importance of media/information literacy. They also consider the issue of misinformation and structures that perpetuate this phenomenon.

2, 3, 4.

Students reflect on social shifts brought on by the digital society, and reflect on the positive and negative consequences of mobile culture.

2, 4.

Students develop knowledge and practical skills related to use of relevant information processing and communication tools for academic and professional life.

1, 2, 3.
Approved on: Sep 10, 2021. Edition: 3.0
Last updated: Sep 13, 2021.