ALM201 - Gamified Media

Unit details


2024 unit information

Enrolment modes:

Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Online
Note: Enrolment into this unit must be completed by the end of week 1 of trimester due to early assessment deadlines

Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit Chair:Trimester 1: Lauren Bevilacqua
Cohort rule:Nil


Incompatible with: Nil
Typical study commitment:

Students will on average spend 150-hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

This will include educator guided online learning activities within the unit site.

Educator-facilitated (scheduled) learning activities - on-campus unit enrolment:

1 x 2-hour seminar (weeks 1-6) and online seminars (weeks 7-11)

Extensive online interactions via social media equivalent to 1 x 1-hour lecture per week

Educator-facilitated (scheduled) learning activities - online unit enrolment:

1x2 hour seminar per week and extensive online interactions via social media equivalent to 1x1 hour lecture per week


This unit enables students to explore and experience the application of game design elements in various non-gaming contexts. An increasingly important feature of how practitioners in a wide range of industries engage with their stakeholders, gamification will be critically examined in a number of different settings. Students will create online content individually and collaboratively, and actively interact with their peers across different digital platforms. In doing so, students expand and enhance their portfolios and build a strategic and dynamic online presence.

ULO These are the Learning Outcomes (ULO) for this unit. At the completion of this unit, successful students can: Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes

Explicate and critically analyse gamification processes and practices in a wide range of industry contexts

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

GLO4: Critical thinking


Collaborate on a project with team members using various social media channels and reflect on collaborative activities through ethical, appropriate and considered peer- and self-assessment

GLO6: Self management

GLO7: Teamwork


Employ digital literacies to build your online identity and portfolio by interacting with an online learning community using social media

GLO3: Digital literacy


Apply communication skills in written, visual and oral formats to collaboratively create and share digital content using social media for a range of purposes and audiences

GLO2: Communication


Apply gamified solutions to real-world problems in a collaborative context through a process of brainstorming, research and creative thinking

GLO5: Problem solving


Assessment Description Student output Grading and weighting
(% total mark for unit)
Indicative due week
Assessment 1 - Online exercise 800 words
or equivalent
20% Information not yet available
Assessment 2 - Portfolio output 1600 words
or equivalent
40% Information not yet available
Assessment 3 (Group of 3-5 students) - Collaborative digital media project 1600 words
or equivalent
40% Information not yet available

The assessment due weeks provided may change. The Unit Chair will clarify the exact assessment requirements, including the due date, at the start of the teaching period.

Learning Resource

The texts and reading list for the unit can be found on the University Library via ALM201
Note: Select the relevant trimester reading list. Please note that a future teaching period's reading list may not be available until a month prior to the start of that teaching period so you may wish to use the relevant trimester's prior year reading list as a guide only. 

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