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.
- No prerequisites are required for this course.
Below is one offering of XCOM 1110 for the Winter 2023 term.
Wed Jan 18 - Wed Feb 22 (6 weeks)
- 6 weeks
- CRN 90373
Class meeting times
|Jan 18 - Feb 22||N/A||N/A||Online|
Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.
- Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.
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.
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
Writing for the Web (XCOM 1110) is offered as a part of the following programs:
School of Computing and Academic Studies
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