October 9, 2018

Digital Communication

Collaborative Communication

Have you ever set up a video chat? Started a blog? Written something with classmates online?

  • Becoming familiar with and comfortable using a range of digital collaboration tools, such as file-sharing systems, collaborative editing and annotation tools, discussion forums, blogs, online chat, or web-conferencing.
  • Learning how to effectively and conscientiously use these tools to work with others both synchronously and asynchronously.
  • Developing critical perspectives and skills needed to co-create knowledge.
  • Valuing user-generated content and evaluating contributions made by others.

Digital Writing and Publishing

Have you ever made a website/Domain of One’s Own? Formatted a complicated paper? Published anything online? (Social media counts!)

  • Learning to effectively use digital word processing software to produce complex, professional, printed documents. Depending on your major and interests, this may involve learning:
    • To typeset mathematical or scientific formulae (e.g., with LaTeX).-To type and proof documents in multiple languages.-To provide references in footnotes or endnotes.-To embed, format and caption images, charts, or tables.
  • Becoming familiar with and comfortable using textual mark-up languages, such as HTML, Wiki Markup, Markdown, LaTeX, XML, and MathML.  
  • Learning to critically analyze and effectively communicate using digital-age textual formats, such as hyperlinking and non-linear narrative.
  • Becoming familiar with and comfortable using a range of digital publishing or social media tools, such as blogs, wikis, WordPress, Twitter, etc.
  • Learning how to identify the digital publishing or social media tool that is most appropriate to given audiences, topics, and content.
  • Learning how to give credit to other’s creative work and original ideas, through attribution conventions appropriate for digital media.

Audiovisual Analysis and Production

If you’ve ever made a movie (or analyzed one for class), created a podcast, or told stories online, you’ve probably developed this competency.

Developing this competency involves:

  • Learning and using a range of methodologies to critically analyze images, film, audio recordings, animations, and other audiovisual “texts” and how they are used.
  • Learning to effectively communicate ideas using audiovisual media (podcasts, video, etc.) and techniques (e.g. digital story-telling).
  • Becoming familiar with and comfortable using a range of tools for publishing and sharing digital audiovisual content, and learning to identify those most appropriate to given audiences, topics, and content.
  • Learning to format and optimize audiovisual media for sharing via different print and digital platforms.
  • Learning how to give credit to other’s creative work and original ideas using attribution conventions appropriate for audiovisual media.

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