INF533 Literature in Digital Environments (8)

This subject will examine literature experiences and practices in digital environments and the principles of interactivity, connectivity and access that now characterise the reading experience in the digital age. Learning and information behaviours; dynamic non-linear hyperlinked environments; and forms and formats on various devices, will be examined to understand the emerging influences and changes in reading and literacy experiences. This subject will include the use of online tools and digital resources for literacy experiences, and will allow students to experiment with creativity in connected learning environments.


Session 2 (60)
Wagga Wagga Campus

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: INF533. 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 Information Studies

Enrolment Restrictions

Available only to those students undertaking the Master of Education (Knowledge Networks and Digital Innovation); the Master of Education (Teacher Librarianship); and  the Master of Information Studies

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to demonstrate an understanding of current and emerging text and literacy experiences in digital environments for learning and teaching;
  • be able to demonstrate an understanding of the features of literature and literacy in a digital environment, including information and knowledge transactions;
  • be able to understand the value of digital storytelling, and apply appropriate tools and strategies to learning;
  • be able to discuss current and future developments in social-networked literature, including content creation, collaboration, interfaces and experiences;
  • be able to design and create a digital artefact or publication for online and mobile learning environments;
  • be able to incorporate digital media texts into reading and literacy experiences in the curriculum to meet the diverse needs of learners; and
  • be able to understand issues in managing copyright, digital rights and licensing to manage literary devices, resources and services.


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • Trends and developments in formats, interfaces, tools and storage
  • Learning and teaching with online tools and reading devices
  • Interactive narrative and multimodal texts and interfaces
  • Digital storytelling and multi-sensory digital experiences
  • Interactive fiction and non-fiction authoring tools
  • Policy and practice for managing reading devices in schools.

Indicative Assessment

The following table summarises the assessment tasks for the online offering of INF533 in Session 2 2020. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated and can also differ to suit the mode of study (online or on campus).

Item Number
Value %
Online reflective journal blog task
Experiencing digital literature
Digital storytelling topic proposal
Digital storytelling project and reflection

The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: May 2021. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.