APG5671 - New publishing media - 2017

12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL

Postgraduate - Unit

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Organisational Unit

Literary Studies

Not offered in 2017


Electronic and print production processes have converged effectively in most sectors of the publishing and communications industries. The professional editor, publisher and writer must now have an advanced understanding of the application of new publishing technologies, and of how these technologies affect their ways of working with others involved in the processes of publishing. The competence and productivity of the professional depends on such knowledge and its application, and this unit, which is vocational in character, provides the student with an invaluable basis of knowledge and skills for entry into the world of publishing, including scholarly publishing.


Upon completion of this subject the student should have acquired:

  1. an advanced understanding of electronic publication and of electronic publishing in the publishing and communications industries
  2. an understanding of the roles of the writer and editor in the creation and production of electronic publications
  3. a knowledge of the convergence of editorial and production processes for print and electronic publishing
  4. an understanding of the techniques of writing and editing texts for electronic publication, including scholarly publications
  5. a critical understanding of electronic publication for selected audiences.


Within semester assessment: 75% + Exam: 25%

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 288 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. A unit requires on average three/four hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.

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