TCN705 - Information Technology

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Subject Title
Information Technology

Subject Description
IT is the fastest growing sector in the market with new technologies emerging each year. This course explores the trends in technology that affect technical communicators. The course analyzes IT concepts, terminology, methodologies, and best practices used in different industries and how to use these practices within the Documentation Development Life Cycle. Through a combination of lectures, hands-on simulations, research, and presentations, students develop a broad perspective on innovative technologies such as AI and Chatbots that shape our world today.

Credit Status
One Technical Communication credit

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

  1. Explain concepts, terminology, and methodologies used in technical communication and information technology industries.
  2. Demonstrate digital citizenship and social responsibility when using technology and communicating to global audiences.
  3. Examine how emerging technologies create new ethical debates for society and technical communicators.
  4. Illustrate the impact of technology on how we connect and collaborate in the IT workplace.
  5. Propose solutions to technological issues using innovation and critical thinking skills.
  6. Compare the documentation development life cycle within companies that use different software development methodologies.
  7. Relate the roles and responsibilities of key stakeholders and product team members within an IT organization.

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