Subject Descriptions - Subject Information


Calendar: 2019 Undergraduate
Faculty: Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts
Department: School of the Arts, English and Media

COSMOS mastered subject: Version 2000.01

Subject Information
Subject Code BCM 214
Subject Name Digital and Social Innovation
Credit Points 6
Pre-Requisites 36cp at any level
Co-Requisites None.
Restrictions None.
Equivalence DIGC210 BCM 207
Assessment Assignment - 1. Group Pitch (1500 words) 30% Report - 2. Group Report (1500 words) 30% Assignment - 3. Digital Artefact or Research Report (2000 words) 40%
General Subject Yes.
EFTSL (Non Weighted) 0.125
Non Weighted Student Contribution Amounts
Commonwealth Supported (HECS) Students Only
Pre-1997 Pre-2005 Post-2005 Post-2008 Post-2009 Post-2010
$ 820  $ 820  $ 820  $ 820  $ 820  $ 820 
Weighted Student Contribution Amounts
Commonwealth Supported (HECS) Students Only
Course
1771-Bachelor of Laws (Honours) (Direct Entry)
1777-Bachelor of Laws (Direct Entry)
1827-Bachelor of International Studies - Bachelor of Laws
1845-Bachelor of Information Technology - Bachelor of Laws
1852-Bachelor of Business Information Systems - Bachelor of Laws
329-Bachelor of Economics and Finance-Bachelor of Laws
336-Bachelor of Science (Psychology) - Bachelor of Laws
340-Bachelor of Arts - Bachelor of Laws
351-Bachelor of Laws (Honours)
760-Bachelor of Communication and Media Studies - Bachelor of Laws
770-Bachelor of Laws (Graduate Entry)
771-Bachelor of Arts - Bachelor of Laws
771H-Course information not Found
772-Bachelor of Creative Arts - Bachelor of Laws
773-Bachelor of Commerce - Bachelor of Laws
774-Bachelor of Mathematics - Bachelor of Laws
775-Bachelor of Science - Bachelor of Laws
775H-Course information not Found
775M-Course information not Found
776-Bachelor of Computer Science - Bachelor of Laws
778-Bachelor of Information and Communication Technology-Bachelor of Laws
779-Bachelor of Engineering - Bachelor of Laws
858-Bachelor of Journalism - Bachelor of Laws
Work Experience No
Tutorial Enrolment Information None.

Subject Availability
Session Autumn  (04-03-2019 to 27-06-2019)
Campus Wollongong
Delivery Method On Campus
Instance Name Class 1
Course Restrictions No restrictions
Contact Hours  
Lecturer(s) and
Cons. times
Brian Yecies
Coordinator(s) and
Cons. times
Brian Yecies
Instance Comment  
Census Date 31-03-2019

Subject Description
This subject explores the local and global impacts of digital and social innovation and the major debates surrounding digital disruption across the creative industries. Lecture topics will focus on major differences between a range of activities in startups, innovation hubs, incubators, accelerators and co-working spaces, as well as in creative and cultural industry precincts and other emerging areas of ‘smart cities’. It also focuses on the network of interactions among people, organizations and real-world locations that are defining these innovative and entrepreneurial activities. Through case studies, guest lectures from digital media practitioners and assessment tasks, students will investigate a range of public and private stakeholders, projects, shared events, technologies and policies that are shaping innovation and entrepreneurship in commercial and non-profit creative industry settings.


Subject Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this subject, students will be able to:
1. Demonstrate an understanding of the major differences between various geographical clusters of innovation, such as startups, innovation hubs, incubators, accelerators and co-working spaces, as well as between entrepreneurial initiatives generated across creative and cultural industry precincts and other emerging areas of ‘smart cities’
2. Communicate an understanding of the major debates surrounding digital disruption and social innovation through critical examination of local, regional, national and international case studies
3. Critically analyse and discuss the social, economic and industrial impacts generated by a range of public and private stakeholders, projects, shared events, technologies and policies that are shaping innovation and digital disruption in commercial and non-profit creative industry settings
4. Communicate effectively in person, in text and other media, to apply knowledge and digital skills relevant to the media, communication and creative industries


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