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COMM 2207 - Single-Sourcing for Technical Writers

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

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 also 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) and introductory Technical Writing courses. 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 "C+" or equivalent (refer to BCIT's Admission page); or 2) COMM 0015 score of 70 or better.

Credits

1.5

Cost

$398.61

Fall 2021

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

CRN 33984

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

$398.61

Notes

  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. ASYNCHRONOUS ONLINE LEARNING: 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: There is a required textbook for this course. 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:

  • 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.

Effective as of Winter 2012

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

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