TWC301 Course Info

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TWC301 Course Info by Mind Map: TWC301 Course Info

1. Critical Thinking, Reading, and Writing

2. Processes

3. Rhetorical Knowledge

4. Knowledge of Conventions

5. To learn to communicate in a variety of ways

6. To be able to view my work through others' eyes

7. To learn to organize my thoughts in ways that will be understood through different technologies

8. Flew's "Virtual Cultures"

8.1. Virtual Communities & Online Identities

8.1.1. Community Memory--First community network system

8.1.2. Online Identities allow a person to take on an identity significantly different then their "real life" one

8.1.3. The internet has already changed dramatically over time

8.2. Participation in Virtual Cultures: The Social Psychology of Internet Users

8.2.1. A way of connecting and participating with people such as yourself (sharing ideas)

8.2.2. People who have the same agendas (who want the same things)

8.3. The Digital Divide

8.3.1. The internet is evolving on a geographic level

8.3.2. The issue of who can or cannot afford the internet

8.3.3. Male vs. Female users. Males were always ahead on this, but not the women take the lead

8.4. Social Capital and Social Software

8.4.1. "features of social life-networks, norms, and trust-that enable participants to act together more effectively to pursue shared interests...Social capital, in short, refers to social connections and the attendant norms and trust" (Putnam 1995:665)

8.5. The Empirical Turn in New Media Studies

8.5.1. The way that people interact

8.5.2. What is really real?

8.5.3. Geographic Location

9. C.R.A.P.

9.1. Contrast

9.1.1. Primary

9.1.2. Secondary

9.1.3. Create focus

9.2. Repitition

9.2.1. Unifies all parts of a design

9.2.2. Controls a readers' eye

9.2.3. Organizes

9.2.4. Creates Visual interest

9.3. Alignment

9.3.1. Draws the eye where you want it

9.3.2. Avoid centering

9.3.3. Visuals should help add meaning

9.3.4. Creates unity on a page

9.4. Proximity

9.4.1. White space is okay

9.4.2. Grouped items

10. Copyright, Fair Use, and the Creative Commons

10.1. Copyrights are to be treated with respect otherwise there could be extreme monetary consequences

10.2. The public domain is a place where information is free to acquire. Copyright has already expired on most of the items

10.3. Creative Commons is a site where people can modify their copyrights and allow certain uses, so that their ideas can be built upon and experiences.

10.4. Fair use is when the idea that is taken is not distorted or used for commercial purposes.