MFD205 - Electronic and Print Publishing

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Subject Title
Electronic and Print Publishing

Subject Description
This subject covers two areas of the publishing industry and provides the student with a basic understanding and knowledge of the past and present, traditional and electronic methods of publishing information. HTML will accomplish the electronic publishing section of this subject, and desktop publishing software will be utilized for the print section.

Credit Status
Pre-Media (Media Fundamentals) Certificate Program

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

1. Operate a computer at the basic level and demonstrate an understanding of its operating system and its menus and keyboard commands.
2. Use the basic functions of an industry-standard page layout program, as used by the publishing industry to print information on paper.
3. Use the basic functions of an industry-standard web page layout program, as used by the electronic publishing industry to publish information to the Internet/Intranet/World Wide Web.
4. Compare and contrast publishing outputs to paper VS. screens.
5. Explain the effects of resolution in files and on screen for information to be printed on various devices or viewed on screen.

Essential Employability Skills
Communicate clearly, concisely and correctly in the written, spoken and visual form that fulfils the purpose and meets the needs of the audience.

Respond to written, spoken, or visual messages in a manner that ensures effective communication.

Apply a systematic approach to solve problems.

Use a variety of thinking skills to anticipate and solve problems.

Locate, select, organize, and document information using appropriate technology and information systems.

Analyze, evaluate, and apply relevant information from a variety of sources.

Show respect for diverse opinions, values, belief systems, and contributions of others.

Interact with others in groups or teams in ways that contribute to effective working relationships and the achievement of goals.

Manage the use of time and other resources to complete projects.

Take responsibility for one's own actions, decisions, and consequences.

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