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2021 unit offering information will be available in September 2020

Unit description

Examines the ways digital transformations are reshaping the total tourism experience and how tourism operations are increasingly facilitated through digital technologies. Provides students with the conceptual understanding of the relationship between digital technologies, tourism and broader society, as well as helping them to develop pertinent skills in designing a digital solution to a tourism problem and in analysing impacts of the solution on tourism experience and management.  

Unit content

Topic 1: Tourism and digital culture

Topic 2: Social media and digital marketing

Topic 3: Digital disruption

Topic 4: Smart tourism destinations

Topic 5: Digital platforms and the tourism experience

Topic 6: Digital solutions

 

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
On completion of this unit, students should be able to:GA1GA2GA3GA4GA5GA6GA7
1Explain the role of digital platforms in contemporary tourismKnowledge of a discipline
2Analyse the impacts of digital platforms on tourism experience and managementEthical practiceKnowledge of a discipline
3Creatively design a digital solution to a tourism problemCreativityKnowledge of a discipline

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. Explain the role of digital platforms in contemporary tourism
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  2. Analyse the impacts of digital platforms on tourism experience and management
    • GA3: Ethical practice
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  3. Creatively design a digital solution to a tourism problem
    • GA2: Creativity
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline

Teaching and assessment

Notice

Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every session. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

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Fee information

Domestic

Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2021 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 3

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International

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