New Media New Asia

RMIT University Vietnam

Course Description

  • Course Name

    New Media New Asia

  • Host University

    RMIT University Vietnam

  • Location

    Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

  • Area of Study

    Asian Studies, Communication Studies, International Communications, Mass Communications, Media Studies

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

    Hours & Credits

  • Host University Units

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    Course Description

    In this course you will be introduced to digital media cultures and how these play out in Asian contexts. The theoretical approaches are drawn from a technosocial approach to digital culture, which may include convergence, participatory media, networks, co-presence, and communities. You will explore relationships between social media and mainstream mass media, and the emergent socialities and visualities associated with internet practices in Asia.


    Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

    Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:

    • Interpret relevant theoretical knowledge pertaining to the digital culture in Asia and its practices.
    • Critique various contemporary trends and issues in Asian digital media.
    • Analyse the influence of digital media on Asian cultural contexts.
    • Evaluate the social and cultural impact of digital media and emergent technologies on Asian contexts and subcultures.


    Overview of Learning Activities

    You will be actively engaged in a range of learning activities which may include project work, lectures, tutorials, class discussion, individual and group activities.


    Overview of Learning Resources

    RMIT will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this course through our online systems.

    A list of recommended learning resources will be provided by your lecturer, including books, journal articles and web resources. You will also be expected to seek further resources relevant to the focus of your own learning.

    The Library provides guides on academic referencing: and subject specialist help via your Liaison Librarian.


    Overview of Assessment

    You will be assessed on how well you meet the course’s learning outcomes and on your development against the program learning outcomes. Assessment may include written and oral reports, reflective papers, creative projects and presentations, individually and in groups.

    Feedback will be given on all assessment tasks.

    Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies, procedures and instructions which are available for review online.


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