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The Digital Economy
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The Internet has fundamentally reshaped the global economy, and with it our experiences as workers and consumers. In this unit, you will come to understand the dynamics of the digital economy, including the importance of platforms, networks, attention, and growth. You will also explore alternative economic models facilitated by the Internet, such as the gift economy. This unit will provide you with a nuanced perspective on how the economy has changed over recent decades, why it matters, and what might happen next.
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What you'll learn
- understand and apply collaborative skills relevant to the digital economy
- analyse the relationship between the Internet and capitalism, with reference to specific case studies
- demonstrate understanding of the role of ‘free’ labour in the digital economy
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If this applies to you, you can apply for credit for recognised learning (CRL), which means your previous study is recognised and matched against a similar unit in your intended Curtin course.
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- Curtin course code: NETS2003
- Last updated on: May 10, 2021