Last updated : 07 Aug 2016

Technical writing

Summary

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Programme

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  • Modules’ titles and Contents:

Unit 1: Audience Analysis

Unit 2: Internal Communication: Writing Memos and Emails

Unit 3: External Communication: Formal Letters

Unit 4: Using Visuals to Convey Information

Unit 5: Process Documentation

Unit 6: Writing Proposals

Unit 7: Communicating on the Internet

  • Name of the teache
  • Brandi Granett
  • Merton Lee

  • Would you suggest following the entire MOOC or just some modules? entire

Learning outcomes

  • Declared aims of the MOOC

Description:

„Detailed course on technical writing in a workplace context, which covers audience analysis, memo writing and internal communications, form letters, presentations and the use of visuals, process documentation, proposals, and writing in the Internet era.“

  • Select the appropriate technical communications style for a given audience.
  • Describe communication goals to readers in the workplace.
  • Apply strategies for writing clear English.
  • Utilize effective page layout and design.
  • Explain how visuals aid understanding.
  • Integrate effective planning and revision into technical communications.
  • Differentiate among models for instruction, description, definition, and summary.

Full Syllabus online:

https://learn.saylor.org/mod/page/view.php?id=8713

  • List of Soft skills developed: Communication
  • List of digital skills developed:

Teaching-Learning methodology

xMOOC (videos, further readings, assessments, quizzes, transcripts, forum)

Assessment

Is there a final certification? free certificates of completion (no credit), college credit possible (Thomas Edison State University's TECEP exam, unknown fee)Learning outcomes:By exam at any time2 hours to complete the testTypically 50 questions (multiple choice) per examPassing score is 70%Unlimited attemptsWhen: at the end of a course

  • Soft skills Communication
  • Language English
  • Other languages (eg. Subtitles) Unknown
  • Period of activation Unknown
  • Date Unknown
  • Duration Self paced
  • Level of commitment required The "average" student will take 86 hours to complete this course.
  • Cost Free * See platform for details
  • Providing institution Saylor Academy
  • Mooc Platform http://www.saylor.orgSaylor Academy ( )
  • Target group College students, open for all persons
  • Instructor Unknown
  • Level of assistance offered Availability of teachersHow to contact themForum / discussion groups
  • Keywords Usa, Communication, Technical writing