||Meets MnTC Goal Area 1. This course is designed to analyze the relational and social dynamics of computer-based communication in a global society. Using a variety of contemporary technologies, students will identify strategies to communicate messages to diverse audiences for multiple purposes, thus learning to use mediated communication more effectively.
- Effectively communicate using a variety of communication technologies and media.
- Identify ethical issues specific to computer-mediated communication.
- Use communication technologies to work collaboratively, employing strategies and tools for successful online collaboration and for communicating personal, professional and public messages.
- Demonstrate an understanding of the complexities surrounding the creation of public messages using digital media and the challenges of mediated communication on interpersonal relationships.
- Explain how mediated communication is influencing social change both nationally and globally.
- Recognize and describe the globalizing effect of the Internet.
- Examine the challenges of presenting oneself online, and employ strategies and tools for successful self-presentation.
- Apply communication theory to identify the dynamics of computer-mediated communication.
- Analyze how the Internet democratizes information, and assess the positive and negative effects of this democratization.
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