CRWR 2067 - Electronic Writing: Techniques and Practices

North Terrace Campus - Semester 2 - 2017

This course introduces students to the many forms of creative writing available in electronic formats. The course will trace the history and uses made of a range of electronic writing forms including hypertext, animated poems, conceptual blogs, interactive fictions, literary genres, email and collaborative art and documentary websites. Students will analyse the structures of these forms in order to understand the methods employed and develop written work for one of these forms.

  • General Course Information
    Course Details
    Course Code CRWR 2067
    Course Electronic Writing: Techniques and Practices
    Coordinating Unit English and Creative Writing
    Term Semester 2
    Level Undergraduate
    Location/s North Terrace Campus
    Units 3
    Contact Up to 3 hours per week
    Available for Study Abroad and Exchange Y
    Prerequisites At least 12 units of level 1 undergraduate study
    Assumed Knowledge High level of English literacy competency
    Course Description This course introduces students to the many forms of creative writing available in electronic formats. The course will trace the history and uses made of a range of electronic writing forms including hypertext, animated poems, conceptual blogs, interactive fictions, literary genres, email and collaborative art and documentary websites. Students will analyse the structures of these forms in order to understand the methods employed and develop written work for one of these forms.
    Course Staff
    In Semester 2, 2017 the course will be taught by Tony Collins
    tony.collins@adelaide.edu.au
    Course Timetable

    The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.

  • Learning Outcomes
    Course Learning Outcomes
    At successful completion of this course the following outcomes will be achieved:
    Introduction to a range of digital writingpractices and techniques 
    An understanding of historical, social and cultural productionand reception of digital writing
    An understanding of ways of reading, talking andthinking about contemporary texts
    Development of capacity to investigate and critique contemporary digital writing contexts wit a view to thinking about the social,historical, political, and cultural
    Development of awareness of the nexus between reading and writing in both online and traditional areas
    The ability to produce creative work demonstrating a range of contemporary techniques and styles appropriate to digital forms
    The ability to reflect upon their ownwork in the context of contemporary digital writing and form
    Development of the ability to confidently, thoughtfullyand respectfully express their ideas to their peers
    The confidence to share work in progresswith peers, giving and receiving constructive criticism
    Development of editing skillsDevelopment of teamwork skills
    University Graduate Attributes

    This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attribute(s) specified below:

    University Graduate Attribute Course Learning Outcome(s)
    Deep discipline knowledge
    • informed and infused by cutting edge research, scaffolded throughout their program of studies
    • acquired from personal interaction with research active educators, from year 1
    • accredited or validated against national or international standards (for relevant programs)
    1,2,3,4,5,6,7
    Critical thinking and problem solving
    • steeped in research methods and rigor
    • based on empirical evidence and the scientific approach to knowledge development
    • demonstrated through appropriate and relevant assessment
    1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9
    Teamwork and communication skills
    • developed from, with, and via the SGDE
    • honed through assessment and practice throughout the program of studies
    • encouraged and valued in all aspects of learning
    3,5,6,7
    Career and leadership readiness
    • technology savvy
    • professional and, where relevant, fully accredited
    • forward thinking and well informed
    • tested and validated by work based experiences
    1,2,3,4,5,6,7
    Intercultural and ethical competency
    • adept at operating in other cultures
    • comfortable with different nationalities and social contexts
    • Able to determine and contribute to desirable social outcomes
    • demonstrated by study abroad or with an understanding of indigenous knowledges
    1,2,3,4,5
    Self-awareness and emotional intelligence
    • a capacity for self-reflection and a willingness to engage in self-appraisal
    • open to objective and constructive feedback from supervisors and peers
    • able to negotiate difficult social situations, defuse conflict and engage positively in purposeful debate
    1,3,6,7,8,9
  • Learning Resources
    Required Resources
    All materials will be provided in myuni
    Online Learning
    Myuni will be used in this course
  • Learning & Teaching Activities
    Learning & Teaching Modes

    This course is structured
    around the weekly readings (two set readings per week from the course reader)
    and students are expected to know them thoroughly. Additional readings will be
    posted on MyUni and will enhance the experience of the course.  All students will be expected to write in
    class and each weekly exercise should be polished before the following week’s
    seminar.

    Seminars provide the
    opportunity for detailed reflection on ideas, themes and practices introduced
    in lectures. The weekly readings will be discussed in detail: critically,
    analytically and in terms of writing practice. Student interaction will occur
    in small-group exercises, including close-reading, writing practice, editing
    and other tasks.





    Workload

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    Learning Activities Summary

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  • Assessment

    The University's policy on Assessment for Coursework Programs is based on the following four principles:

    1. Assessment must encourage and reinforce learning.
    2. Assessment must enable robust and fair judgements about student performance.
    3. Assessment practices must be fair and equitable to students and give them the opportunity to demonstrate what they have learned.
    4. Assessment must maintain academic standards.

    Assessment Summary

    No information currently available.

    Assessment Detail


    Critique of an electronic work or site (10%),
    script or equivalent preparatory task (30%),
    final written or electronic work (50%)
    Attendance and Participation (10%)

     
















     







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    Submission

    No information currently available.

    Course Grading

    Grades for your performance in this course will be awarded in accordance with the following scheme:

    M10 (Coursework Mark Scheme)
    Grade Mark Description
    FNS   Fail No Submission
    F 1-49 Fail
    P 50-64 Pass
    C 65-74 Credit
    D 75-84 Distinction
    HD 85-100 High Distinction
    CN   Continuing
    NFE   No Formal Examination
    RP   Result Pending

    Further details of the grades/results can be obtained from Examinations.

    Grade Descriptors are available which provide a general guide to the standard of work that is expected at each grade level. More information at Assessment for Coursework Programs.

    Final results for this course will be made available through Access Adelaide.

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    SELTs are an important source of information to inform individual teaching practice, decisions about teaching duties, and course and program curriculum design. They enable the University to assess how effectively its learning environments and teaching practices facilitate student engagement and learning outcomes. Under the current SELT Policy (http://www.adelaide.edu.au/policies/101/) course SELTs are mandated and must be conducted at the conclusion of each term/semester/trimester for every course offering. Feedback on issues raised through course SELT surveys is made available to enrolled students through various resources (e.g. MyUni). In addition aggregated course SELT data is available.

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