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OLES2129: Writing for the Digital World

In this unit you will learn to produce and publish knowledge to inform broad, general Wikipedia audiences around the globe. You will use html and a visual editing tool to edit articles, write across networks, negotiate various discourse communities, and contribute to and draw from creative commons resources while increasing the number of diverse voices that contribute to networked knowledge.

Code OLES2129
Academic unit
Credit points 6
Prerequisites:
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None
Corequisites:
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None
Prohibitions:
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None

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. demonstrate proficiency in research, copyright provisions, and ethics
  • LO2. think critically and write for a broad audience
  • LO3. use html and visual editor software to edit or create online content, communicate with other editors on “talk” pages, and create contents and info boxes
  • LO4. identify and expand articles in Projects related to your disciplinary area or area of interest, following the conventions of those Projects
  • LO5. research incrementally to build a comprehensive and substantial draft article
  • LO6. create and add media to, and draw from open access repositories like Wikimedia or Creative Commons
  • LO7. develop an article from stub quality to start, C or B quality

Unit outlines

Unit outlines will be available 1 week before the first day of teaching for the relevant session.