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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.

Prerequisite(s)

  • No prerequisites are required for this course.

Credits

1.5

Cost

$354.82

Course offerings

Winter 2023

Below is one offering of XCOM 1110 for the Winter 2023 term.

CRN 90373

Duration

Wed Jan 18 - Wed Feb 22 (6 weeks)

  • 6 weeks
  • CRN 90373
  • $354.82
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 18 - Feb 22 N/A N/A Online
Instructor

TBD

Course outline

Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.

Cost

$354.82

Important information
  1. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.
  2. ASYNCHRONOUS ONLINE DELIVERY: This is not a self-paced course. There will be specific timelines for assignments and exams. You will have readings, discussions, peer review, and assignments to complete each week (although you do NOT have to be online at a particular time or on a particular day). On the start date of your class (not before), log into learn.bcit.ca to access your course link.
Status

Learning Outcomes

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

  • Define the differences in the way readers use and read Websites and printed documents.
  • Organize 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.​

Effective as of Fall 2022

Related Programs

Writing for the Web (XCOM 1110) is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Computing and Academic Studies

  1. Technical Communication Essentials
    Microcredential Part-time
  2. Technical Writing
    Associate Certificate Part-time

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