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139.246 Text Image Design: Digital Technical Writing (15 credits)

The processes and practices of writing about specialised subjects for professional audiences, with a focus on the principles of usability and information design in relation to digital technical writing.

Details Details

  • Year: 2020
  • Mode: Distance
  • Semester: Semester One full semester
  • Location: N/A
  • Coordinator: Dr Collin Bjork
  • Subject: English
  • College: College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Online component Details

  • Online component: Fully Taught Online - As all of the course is taught online and there are no on-campus components (attendance at an examination venue may be required), Broadband access is required. In addition to accessing the Course Guide, students will be required to access core and supplementary digital study resources, contribute to discussion fora and complete online activities and assessment tasks. Learn more about Stream, our online learning environment.

Requirements Requirements help

Dates

  • Start Date: Monday 24 February, 2020
  • End date: Sunday 28 June, 2020

Withdrawal dates Requirements help

The last day to withdraw from this course:

  • Without financial penalty: Friday 6 March, 2020
  • Without academic penalty: Wednesday 27 May, 2020

Contact workshops

There is no contact workshop for this course

Fees


Course fees for 2020

  • Domestic Students: NZD $759.55 *
  • International Students NZD $3,316.25 *

* This fee information is for estimation purposes only and includes New Zealand Goods and Services Tax. Actual fees payable will be finalised on confirmation of enrolment. The estimate does not include non-tuition fees. To view an estimate showing both tuition and non-tuition fees use the Fees Calculator. These fees only apply to 2020 enrolments. Domestic students may be eligible for free fees in their first year.

Learning outcomes Details

Students who successfully complete this course should be able to:

  1. Identify and apply principles and theories of conveying written specialised knowledge in digital forms to professional audiences.
  2. Implement sound invention and documentation practices in the writing of professional digital genres.
  3. Identify and apply the broad principles of usability and visual information design in the context of digital technical writing.
  4. Critically analyse and demonstrate the effective use of statistical evidence in digital technical writing.
  5. Revise, edit, and present digital documents to a professional standard.

Please note: Learning Outcomes are subject to change until the beginning of the semester in which the course is delivered.

Assessments Details

During this course, the following assessments will contribute to your final mark.


Assessment Learning outcomes assessed Weighting
1 Written Assignment 1,2,3,5 20.0%
2 Written Assignment 1,2,4,5 30.0%
3 Written Assignment 1,2,3,5 50.0%

Please note: Assessment weightings are subject to change until the beginning of the semester in which the course is delivered.

* Specific dates for assessments will be finalised in information provided on Stream at the start of the Course.

Completion requirements

Students must successfully complete the analysis and complex document to pass the course.

Textbooks

It is recommended that textbooks are purchased no sooner than 7 weeks prior to the semester start date as textbooks can be subject to change.


  • There are no set texts for this course.

Campus Books stock textbooks and legislation. Current second-hand textbooks are also bought and sold. For more information visit Campus Books

Class timetable

Due to COVID-19, there may be changes to the way courses are taught. During Semester 2, 2020 students will have a blended learning experience, with increased online learning opportunities, alongside some face-to-face teaching for internal students.

Class timetables for our courses may also change. An updated class timetable will be available on 1 July 2020.
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