This course is designed to provide you with practical skills for research, analysis, and information design so that you can communicate succinctly with different kinds of readers. You will learn to conduct context and task analysis to identify valuable information, as well as how to create a document outline using the organizational patterns that are appropriate for your audience.
Research, Analysis and Information Design
Additionally, you should know how to create and apply bullets, headers, styles, tables, and tables of content.
Instructional hours: 15
For online offerings, registration may close up to two business days before the course begins. Your course begins on the first date listed and ends six days after the last date listed. The interim dates/times are not your actual online class times.
What will I learn?
By the end of the course, you will be able to do the following:
- Choose an appropriate writing style and document format
- Explain how document design affects document acceptance and usage
- Describe and use a variety of research and organization methods for several purposes:
- to collect documents and information related to new products, processes, or projects
- to learn about and characterize your customers or clients
- to determine the type of information you have, whether it is valid and complete, and how useful it will be
How will I learn?
- Online discussions
- Case studies
- Online group work
How will I be evaluated?
Your grade will be based on the following:
- Assignments (30% each)
- Group activity (5%)
- Online discussion (5%)
Textbooks and learning materials
All course materials will be available online.
Hardware and software requirements
- Microsoft Word 2003 or later