First-Year Composition 2.0 will help you to develop a better process and
gain confidence in written, visual, and oral communication and to create
and critique documents and presentations in college, in the workplace,
and in your community. You will draft and revise the following assignments:
a personal essay, an image, and an oral presentation.
You will develop confidence in the following areas:
Critical Thinking: Evaluate the effectiveness of personal essays, images,
and oral presentations. Assess your work and the work of your peers. Reflect
on your own processes and performance.
Rhetoric: Analyze the ways in which you and other communicators use persuasion.
Think about and use context, audience, purpose, argument, genre, organization,
design, visuals, and conventions.
MOOCs stand for Massive Open Online Courses. These arefree online courses from universities around the world (eg. StanfordHarvardMIT) offered to anyone with an internet connection.
How do I register?
To register for a course, click on "Go to Class" button on the course page. This will take you to the providers website where you can register for the course.
How do these MOOCs or free online courses work?
MOOCs are designed for an online audience, teaching primarily through short (5-20 min.) pre recorded video lectures, that you watch on weekly schedule when convenient for you. They also have student discussion forums, homework/assignments, and online quizzes or exams.
The course was quite well done and if offered again I think it will be even better. It is not a class to learn English so I think a good understanding of the language is important. The content and assignments give lots of opportunity to learn and this includes writing, visual and audio/video presentation. This class will challenge you to learn technology to assist your communication. I found it stimulating and at times a bit frustrating but by the end I was really happy with what I had learned.