COM712 Communication & Technology: digital connectivity (16)

This subject explores the technologies/channels of communication and the impact of the digital on communication theory and practice, as well as the behaviour of communicators, both professional and citizen. The impact of technical change is explored at all levels of the communication process, from individual to societal and global impacts,

Subject Outlines
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No offerings have been identified for this subject in 2018.

Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject Information

Grading System



One session


School of Communication and Creative Industries

Enrolment Restrictions

Available only to students in the Doctor of Communication.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to critically evaluate the impact of technological developments on traditional/historical approaches to communication in their field
  • be able to consider the behaviour changes required by all parties in the creation and dissemination of digital communication content, at individual, local, national and global levels, as well as alternative non-digital forms
  • be able to locate the practice of communication as a global (or local)/digital (or non-digital) phenomenon, and relate this to their particular research project
  • be able to speculate about the impact of impending technological/digital changes (positive and negative) on their field of practice


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • The effect of digital/global technology and channels on communication practices, individually, locally, nationally and globally
  • The evolution of communications practices and technologies over time
  • The skilling and de-skilling of communicators through technological changes over time and space
  • Changing relationships between communicators and audiences regarding channels and content
  • The ethics of communication in changing times


Current Students

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Prospective Students

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The information contained in the 2018 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: August 2018. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.