Course Title: Law and Policy for Emerging Technologies

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Law and Policy for Emerging Technologies

Credit Points: 12.00

Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

LAW2571

City Campus

Postgraduate

660H Graduate School of Business and Law

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2021

Flexible Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

LAW2571

City Campus

Postgraduate

660H Graduate School of Business and Law

Internet

JanJun2020 (All)

LAW2571

City Campus

Postgraduate

660H Graduate School of Business and Law

Internet

JulDec2020 (All)

LAW2571

City Campus

Postgraduate

660H Graduate School of Business and Law

Internet

JanJun2021 (All)

Course Coordinator: Dr Elizabeth Shi

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 1319

Course Coordinator Email: Elizabeth.Shi@rmit.edu.au

Course Coordinator Location: Melbourne City Campus

Course Coordinator Availability: By email


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

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Course Description

This course examines the emergence of new technologies and business models over the past decade and the impact that they have had on society, ethics, law, regulation and policy. You will dissect the pressures emerging technologies place on current regulatory approaches and frameworks. Traditional approaches to regulation and policy development and key examples of current regulation will be examined. You will study a range of theories and approaches to developing fit-for-purpose regulation, and be equipped with the skills and knowledge to develop policy and regulation that can keep pace with technological change.


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

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On successful completion of this course you will be able to:

CLO1 Analyse and discuss the ethical, social and legal issues arising from the rapid uptake of emerging technologies.

CLO2 Critically examine the legal, ethical, societal and privacy concerns arising from the gap between current legal and regulatory frameworks and the capabilities of emerging technologies.

CLO3 Evaluate and discuss the current approaches to adapting laws, policies, and regulations to meet the challenges presented by emerging technology

CLO4 Formulate logical, adaptable and sustainable policies and legal frameworks for adopting and managing emerging technologies.


Overview of Learning Activities

This course uses highly structured learning activities to guide your learning process and prepare you for your assessments. The activities are a combination of individual, peer-supported and facilitator-guided activities, and where possible project-led, with opportunities for feedback throughout. 

Authentic and industry-relevant learning is critical to this course and you will be encouraged to critically compare and contrast what is happening in your context and in industry, and to use your insights. 

Social learning is another important component and you are expected to participate in class and group activities, share drafts of work and resources and give and receive peer feedback. You will be expected to work efficiently and effectively with others to achieve outcomes greater than those that you might have achieved alone. 

The learning activities enable you to understand course learning resources and apply that learning to improve your own practice, for example by producing real-world artefacts and engaging in scenarios and case studies. 

This course will be delivered online via RMIT Online (in-house).

 


Overview of Learning Resources

Each learning activity contains the core resources, such as videos, podcasts, readings, templates, articles, industry tools and/or communities that you need to complete that activity, or links to those resources. 

Additional learning resources designed into the course, will be clearly marked as supplemental. If your course teaching team finds additional resources during course delivery which they think can support or be of interest to the class cohort, these will be made available as required during the teaching period. 

In your class environment, besides your learning activities you will also find 

  • All assessment briefs 
  • A course information page with a study schedule, 
  • Various communication tools to facilitate collaboration with your peers and facilitators, and to share information 

Resources are also available online through RMIT Library databases and other facilities. Visit the RMIT library website for further details. Assistance is available online via our chat and email services, face to face at our campus libraries or via the telephone on (03) 9925 2020.


Overview of Assessment

The assessment tasks, their weighting and the course learning outcomes to which they are aligned are as follows.

Assessment Task 1: 30%
Linked CLOs: 1, 2

Assessment Task 2: 30%
Linked CLOs: 2, 3, 4

Assessment Task 3: 40%
Linked CLOs: 3, 4

Feedback will be provided throughout the semester in class and/or in online forums through individual and group feedback on practical exercises and by individual consultation.