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I have tutored in the following subjects at the University of Wollongong.

BCM110 Introduction to Communication and Media Studies & Autumn 2015
This foundation subject introduces students to ways of understanding media and communication practices, institutions and technologies. The subject takes an interdisciplinary approach to understanding how producers and consumers interact in a media saturated world. The subject will begin with the ways in which the media has been discussed in theory and in practice, and go on to examine how our communication practices and adoption and use of different technologies are integrated with our professional, social and political lives.

BCM112 Convergent Media Practices, Autumn 2014 & Autumn 2015
This subject is intended as an introduction to the process of media and communications convergence, emphasising the way in which technological change is accompanied by changes in professional communication, social life and cultural practices. We take a broad view of convergence, looking at the emerging dynamics of digital technology and content, and the effects of these processes on media content providers, audiences and newer conceptions of ‘convergence culture.’ Students will focus on an emergent technology and examine its uses in relation to a range of communication industries, audiences, and cultural practices.

DIGC202 Global Networks, Spring 2014
New media and computer mediated communication transcend many of the boundaries that have organised and operated in societies. This subject investigates the growing impact of this ‘cyberculture’ on the organisation of contemporary culture and society. The subject will address the following themes: new media law and intellectual property issues, the transformation of advertising and economies of the entertainment industries, transnational cultural flows, globalisation, digitalisation, work and production, and global and ‘glocal’ impacts of the knowledge economy.

BCM240 Media, Audience, Place, Spring 2014 & Spring 2015
This subject introduces students to the ways in which media audiences have been constructed and analysed since the early twentieth century. First, we examine the history of industry and theoretical assumptions about audience motivation, behaviour and experience. Secondly, we look at alternatives to theories of reception and consumption, including the concept of the media user as media producer. Finally, students use a range of different creative tools to explore and represent the importance of space, place and locality to our understanding of media practice