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Curtin University

From Digital Technologies to Social Media

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Online communication and digital technologies dominate our everyday lives, extend our abilities, and change the way we communicate with each other. This series brings together three Internet Studies MOOCS:

  • NET1x will increase learners’ understandings of social media by looking at the ways networked connectivity let users become 'social'
  • NET2x further explores the way digital technologies and social media channels impact our daily routines and transform how we live, using people with disability as a case study. Learners will be introduced to the social model of disability and the ways negative attitudes affect digital accessibility and representation.
  • Continuing the theme of human reliance on technologies, NET3x explores how people communicate with robots and bots in everyday life, both now and into the future.


Courses under this program:
Course 1: Social Media: How Media Got Social

Discover where social media came from, how it became integral to our everyday lives, and how that has changed the way we communicate.

Course 2: Disability and Digital Media: Accessibility, Representation and Inclusion

In Disability and Digital Media: Accessibility, Representation and Inclusion , we will explore the relationship between digital technologies and disability in the Internet age.

Course 3: Communicating with Robots and Bots

Robots and bots are being developed to populate our homes, workplaces and social spaces, as well as the online spaces we frequent. How do people communicate with robots and bots? What does the future hold for human-robot communication and collaboration


Taught by

Gwyneth Peaty, Tama Leaver, Katie Ellis, Mike Kent and Eleanor Sandry


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