This 3-credit, 7-week course is dedicated to exploring communication media and other technology that help students achieve success in college.
Equip yourself with the digital search strategies of an advanced researcher. Learn best practices for creating and managing your digital identity. Develop the skills to collaborate on an efficient and productive team. Hear from professionals using technology-enhanced strategies in their fields. All skill levels welcome; no pre-requisites; apply what you learn to any major.
Subject and content include search strategies, organization, use of evidence in argumentation, public presentations, and self-assessment. Students learn about plagiarism and copyright, employ Boolean logic to search for sources, write and edit collaboratively, use blogs and wikis, build charts and graphs from data, and produce podcasts and digital stories.
Offered Autumn and Spring semesters (during the second 7-week session).
The course covers the following topics:
- The first third of the course covers: tools (Carmen, email, calendars), libraries, search strategies, topic selection, and general writing guidelines.
- The middle third of the course covers: editing, argumentation, organization, outlining, producing graphs and charts as evidence, using visual models, resource credibility, plagiarism, and copyright.
- The final third of the course covers: reflection and self-assessment about learning and technology, and presenting academic content in with various media.