TCN705 - Information Technology

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Subject Title
Information Technology

Subject Description
Students explore the issues and trends in technology that affect technical communicators and which form the environment in which they work.  Students will become familiar with the tools and technology they will use as working technical communicators.

Credit Status
One Technical Communication credit

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

Upon successful completion of this subject, students will demonstrate the ability to:

1)    Define technology concepts and understand their meanings
2)    Explain how technology affects them in the workplace
3)    Explain fundamental concepts of computer hardware, software, programming, and operating systems
4)    Learn new software applications and use electronic media
5)    Understand networks, communications, and information systems
6)    Create text in various formats, including MS Word and ASCII
7)    Create a PDF format document
8)    Create web log entries for the course blog
9)    Create discussion forum posts (TCN701, TCN707)
10)  Create wiki entries
11)  Create multimedia information objects
12)  Capture screen shots and place them in documents
13)  Manipulate graphics for inclusion in documents
14)  Install and use portable applications
15)  Install and use a content management system
16)  Use the internet for research
17)  Use a knowledge management system

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