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COMM 1110 - Writing for the Web

Communication Part-time Studies Course

School of Computing and Academic Studies

Course Details

Information is not read the same way online as in print. This course teaches students how to express ideas on the Web, how to anticipate the needs of the reader and how to organize and structure information so that it is quickly grasped and navigable, achieving the purpose for which it was developed. NOTE: Students do not need to submit transcripts for entrance to this course. BUT, in the case of formal or informal grade appeals or reviews they will be asked to show proof of their English requirements. Students who wish to confirm their English level are strongly advised to take COMM 0015.

Prerequisite(s)

Before taking this course, students must have completed their technical elective (COMP 1850 or COMP 2010 or COMP 2369). Students must also have one of the following English requirements, as well as intermediate word processing skills in the latest version of MS Word for Windows: 1) English 12 "67%" (C+) or equivalent (refer to BCIT's Admission page); or 2) COMM 0015 score of 70 or better.

Credits

1.5

Cost

$323.00

Fall 2014

Below is one offering of this course for the Fall 2014 term.

CRN 33688

Fri Oct 31 - Fri Dec 05 6 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Oct 31 - Dec 05 Online

Instructor

Geraldine Eliot

Course Outline

TBD

Cost

$323.00

Notes

  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. *(A) REQUIREMENT: This ONLINE course uses online learning approaches and BCIT’s online learning platform D2L for all six sessions. NOTE: The classes are online classes, but they are NOT self-paced: you will have readings, discussions, peer review, and assignments to complete each week as scheduled (although you do *not* have to be online at a particular time or on a particular day). Your weekly participation is essential to succeed in this course. You must have an e-mail address, internet access, and access to a computer capable of downloading documents and visiting websites. BCIT's online learning platform D2L also has browser requirements. *(B) TEXTBOOK: There is a required textbook for this course. You may purchase the hard copy textbook through the BCIT Bookstore website at www.bcitbookstore.ca/distance/ or as an eBook through a vendor unaffiliated with BCIT (note that BCIT is not responsible for textbooks or eBooks purchased from unaffiliated vendors and cannot offer technical or other assistance with textbooks or eBooks purchased off campus).
  3. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.

This course offering is in progress. Please check this page for other currently available offerings or subscribe to receive email updates.

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Winter 2015

Below is one offering of this course for the Winter 2015 term.

CRN 81295

Fri Feb 20 - Fri Mar 27 6 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Feb 20 - Mar 27 Online

Instructor

TBD

Course Outline

TBD

Cost

$323.00

Notes

  1. This ONLINE course uses online learning approaches and BCIT’s online learning platform D2L for all six sessions. NOTE: The classes are online classes, but they are NOT self-paced: you will have readings, discussions, peer review, and assignments to complete each week as scheduled (although you do *not* have to be online at a particular time or on a particular day). Your weekly participation is essential to succeed in this course. You must have an e-mail address, internet access, and access to a computer capable of downloading documents and visiting websites. BCIT's online learning platform D2L also has browser requirements. There is a required textbook for this course. You may purchase the hard copy textbook through the BCIT Bookstore website at www.bcitbookstore.ca/distance/ or as an eBook through a vendor unaffiliated with BCIT (note that BCIT is not responsible for textbooks or eBooks purchased from unaffiliated vendors and cannot offer technical or other assistance with textbooks or eBooks purchased off campus).
  2. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Understand the differences in the way readers use and read Websites and printed documents.
  • Chunk information using direct structure to limit page depth without fragmenting information.
  • Create navigation designs based on logical information architectures.
  • Anticipate and focus on the information needs of the visitor and the proponent.
  • Write sentences and paragraphs appropriate to the Web.
  • Create a clear heading structure and links that support intuitive visitor browsing.
  • Write content suitable for search engines.

Related Programs

COMM 1110 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Computing and Academic Studies

  1. Applied Web Development
    Part-time   Associate Certificate
  2. Technical Writing
    Part-time   Associate Certificate

Books & Supplies

The BCIT bookstore carries textbooks, general reference books, software, and stationery. Please visit bcit.ca/bookstore for more information.

Fall 2014

Books for Fall 2014 offerings of this course are available in the following BCIT online bookstores. Please choose the bookstore appropriate for the offering you are considering.

BCIT Distance & Online Learning Bookstore

If you are taking this course through either Distance Education or Online Learning, please purchase books for this course at the BCIT Distance & Online Learning Bookstore.

Technical Communication Custom Pkg
Author Lannon & Felder
Copyright 2013
Binding Packaged & Collated
ISBN 978-1-26936-271-9
Price $70.50
Required

Winter 2015

No information on books is currently available for Winter 2015 offerings of this course.

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