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COMM 1110 - Writing for the Web

Communication Part-time Studies Course

School of Computing and Academic Studies

BCIT is planning for a substantial return to on-campus activity for the fall 2021 term as informed by BC Public Health Officer guidelines. Refer to each course listing for details.

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

$359.79

Fall 2021

Below is one offering of this course for the Fall 2021 term.

CRN 33688

Fri Oct 22 - Fri Nov 26 6 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Oct 22 - Nov 26 Online

Instructor

TBD

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$359.79

Notes

  1. Internet delivery format.
  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. COURSE TEXTBOOK: This course uses the same textbook as COMM 1007. You may purchase it through the BCIT Bookstore website at https://www.bcit.ca/bookstore/e-books/ . Note: BCIT is not responsible for textbooks or eBooks purchased from unaffiliated vendors and cannot offer technical or other assistance with textbooks or eBooks purchased.

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.

Effective as of Fall 2008

Related Programs

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

School of Computing and Academic Studies

  1. Technical Writing
    Part-time   Associate Certificate

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