Writing for the Web

Course Number: CAS 105
Transcript Title: Writing for the Web
Created: May 15, 2018
Updated: July 10, 2019
Total Credits: 3
Lecture Hours: 10
Lecture / Lab Hours: 40
Lab Hours: 0
Satisfies Cultural Literacy requirement: No
Satisfies General Education requirement: No
Grading options: A-F (default), P-NP, audit
Repeats available for credit: 0

Recommended

Course Description

Examines elements of effective online writing and digital content design. Develops skills in grammar and proofreading. Introduces search engine optimization techniques, accessibility, copyright laws and open resources. Recommended: RD 115, WR 115. Audit available.

Intended Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of effective digital design elements
  2. Create digital content
  3. Apply knowledge of grammar conventions
  4. Apply knowledge of copyright laws 
  5. Use Open Resources to create digital documents

Outcome Assessment Strategies

Assessments may include: objective tests, scored assignments, or projects, class participation, quizzes, written observations, journal reflections, and written assignments

Course Activities and Design

The determination of teaching strategies used in the delivery of outcomes is generally left to the discretion of the instructor. Here are some strategies that you might consider when designing your course: lecture, small group/forum discussion, flipped classroom, dyads, oral presentation, role play, simulation scenarios, group projects, service learning projects, hands-on lab, peer review/workshops, cooperative learning (jigsaw, fishbowl), inquiry based instruction, differentiated instruction (learning centers), graphic organizers, etc.

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

  • Proofreading
  • Digital design concepts
  • User-controlled medium
  • Audience awareness
  • Online reading behavior
  • Universal design
  • Copyright
  • Citing sources
  • Creative Commons
  • Chunking
  • Sentence variation
  • Active voice¬†