This is a short video introduction for technical writing instructors on the iFixit technical writing program. The video discusses how the program works, what the students produce, and why iFixit runs the program. Relevant to WR227 and other technical writing-adjacent courses.
This course covers processes and fundamentals of writing expository essays, including structure, organization and development, diction and style, revision and editing, and mechanics required for college-level writing.
Analyze the rhetorical needs (the needs of their audience in relationship to the assignment) for academically-oriented writing assignments requiring them to use a broad range of critical thinking strategies, particularly analysis and evaluation.
Apply appropriate levels of critical thinking strategies (knowledge, comprehension, application, analysis, synthesis, evaluation) in their written assignments.
Implement appropriate rhetorical elements and organization (introduction, thesis, development and support, definition, narration, comparison, conclusion, etc.) in their written assignments.
Locate, evaluate, and integrate high-quality information and opinion appropriate for college-level analytical and evaluation assignments.
Craft sentences and paragraphs that communicate their ideas clearly and effectively using words, sentence patterns, and writing conventions at a college level to make their writing clear, credible and persuasive.
Designed to use technology as a productivity tool within a business environment through the use and integration of various software packages. Students will use word processing software for formatting business correspondence, creating tables, multipage documents, graphical elements, mail merge, and other features. Spreadsheet software will be used to create formulas, use built-in functions for calculations, create charts and graphs, reference other worksheets, create absolute and relative cell references as well as other formatting and editing features. Presentations software will be used to produce, edit, and create visually compelling presentations for business outcomes.
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
Apply word processing software features to produce, format, edit, and enhance business documents. Apply spreadsheet software features to create, edit, and format spreadsheets and charts Write formulas and use functions in spreadsheets to perform calculations for business scenarios. Apply presentations software features to produce, edit, and make visually appealing presentations.
Introduces the field of computer science and programming for students interested in careers in related fields. Covers digital logic, binary and hexadecimal encoding of data, computer organization, operating systems, algorithms, control structures, and an overview of programming languages and pseudo-code. Computing's impact on culture and society is a recurring theme throughout this course.
The authors received OER funding from LBCC to compile the links in these documents. Instructors of PE 231 choose which resources they want to use in each section. Also included are library resources recommended by the LBCC OER librarian.
This is a Canvas Course that provides lectures, assignments, and other resources built around the OER textbook, Moving Pictures ( https://open.umn.edu/opentextbooks/textbooks/804). People respond to movies in different ways, and there are many reasons for this. We have all stood in the lobby of a theater and heard conflicting opinions from people who have just seen the same film. Some loved it, some hated it, some found it just OK. Disagreements, however, can reveal a great deal about the assumptions underlying these various responses. In this course we will see that there are many ways of thinking about movies and approaches that we can use to analyze them. We will cover key aspects of film criticism, theory, and history in the spirit of intellectual investigation of visual culture. Overall, the goal of this course is to introduce you to the basic skills necessary for a critical knowledge of the movies as art, culture, and industry.