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COMM 2207 - Single-Sourcing for Technical Writers

Communication Part-time Studies Course

School of Computing and Academic Studies

Course Details

Single-sourcing and content management are key concepts in technical writing, concepts which need to be understood and then explained to other stakeholders. This course reviews the principles of content management, information modeling and single-sourcing already introduced in courses like COMM 1260 and COMM 2206, and discusses the advantages and demands of single-sourcing within the context of the wider organization or client base.

Prerequisite(s)

Before taking this course, students must have completed their technical elective (COMP 1850 or COMP 2010 or COMP 2369), COMM 1260, and COMM 2206. Students must also have one of the following English requirements: 1) English 12 "C+" or equivalent (refer to www.bcit.ca/admission/upgrading/englishproficiency.shtml); or 2) COMM 0015 score of 70 or better.

Credits

1.5

Cost

$371.00

Fall 2014

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

CRN 33984

Fri Oct 31 - Fri Dec 05 6 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Oct 31 - Dec 05 Online

Instructor

TBD

Course Outline

TBD

Cost

$371.00

Notes

  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. 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).
  3. 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:

  • Identify the principles, advantages and demands of the following industry terms and practices: content management, information modeling, single-sourcing and structured authoring.
  • Identify tools, technology and procedures used to manage and produce single-sourced content.
  • Review and evaluate selected tools for their suitability for proposed organizations, stakeholders or clients.
  • Create a presentation for a defined audience recommending a single-sourcing tool and/or strategy based on suitability.

Related Programs

COMM 2207 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Computing and Academic Studies

  1. 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.

Spring/Summer 2014

No information on books is currently available for Spring/Summer 2014 offerings of this course.

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.

Single Sourcing: Building Modular Documentation
Author Kurt Ament
Publisher William Andrew
Copyright 2003
Binding Paperback
ISBN 978-0-81551-491-6
Price $72.95
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