Internet Communications OpenCourseWare: A Free Undergraduate Class on Technical Communications by Umass

Published Mar 21, 2009

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'Using Internet Communications,' is offered by the University of Boston-Massachusetts as free OpenCourseWare. The original class included electronic communication procedure examples and principles. The course was an option in the communication minor required course list at the University of Boston-Massachusetts.

Using Internet Communications: Course Specifics

Degree Level Free Audio Video Downloads
Undergraduate Yes No No Yes

Lectures/Notes Study Materials Tests/Quizzes
No Yes No

Using Internet Communications: Course Description

The original 'Internet Communications' course, taught by Professor Eileen McMahon, endeavored to increase a student's understanding of and skills in communication via the Internet. Specific methods or tools considered, included video, audio, co-authoring tools, discussion forms (message boards or chatrooms) and electronic meetings. The course also focused on enhancing one's ability to locate, put in order and transmit information in an efficient manner using IT (information technologies). The course was a choice for the communication minor program at the University of Boston-Massachusetts. This minor program can be used to compliment any arts, science or professional major chosen at the university. The seminar course centered on essential communication skills, models and procedures, and their use to enhance communications, from those on an individual level to those on a public scale. Students will hone their skills in technological means of communicating that include social networking, electronic meetings, blogging, discussion forms, Internet publishing and document sharing, along with web page designing. It is hoped that students will not only come away from the course with increased skills in communication, but also with new friends made via the Internet and its communication tools.

This free OpenCourseWare includes class discussion topics, a comprehensive reading list, including many links to external sites, a brief biography of the course professor and downloadable course assignments and projects. To view these assorted class materials, visit the how to communication on the Internet course page.

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