See also other posts including the first one, on Web Communications 101, which explains more of the context. Web Publishing 206 (basic unit description) Students doing the BA (Internet Communications) learn, in WEB101, to create a web presence that acts as the primary locus of their online identity, with links to other services and applications. In Web Publishing 206, the focus moves much more directly to writing effectively for the web (where writing can also including other media, but emphasises the written word). The authenticity of the assessments in Web Publishing 206 are principally mobilised by requiring students to write regularly, on their blog, exploring different aspects and techniques of good online writing. The blog is assessed in its own terms, and also as the basis for students’ reflective essays which ensure that students are thinking about (as well as doing) this crucial online communication task. Some examples of students’ blogs are: Eighteen Songs – WEB206 Weekly Blog Percussive Sweet Spot On the Internet, No-one Knows I’m A Blog Damien’s Web Publishing 206 Weblog | The Worlds of MMO’s Notably, most students make virtually no reference to the ‘study’ component of these blogs: these are genuine blogs addressing audiences outside … Click to read more
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