Have you ever made a website? Formatted a complicated paper? Published anything online? (Social media counts!)
Developing this competency involves:
- Learning to effectively use digital word processing software to produce complex, professional, printed documents. Depending on your major and interests, this may involve learning:
- To typeset mathematical or scientific formulae (e.g., with LaTeX).
- To type and proof documents in multiple languages.
- To provide references in footnotes or endnotes.
- To embed, format and caption images, charts, or tables.
- Becoming familiar with and comfortable using textual mark-up languages, such as HTML, Wiki Markup, Markdown, LaTeX, XML, and MathML.
- Learning to critically analyze and effectively communicate using digital-age textual formats, such as hyperlinking and non-linear narrative.
- Becoming familiar with and comfortable using a range of digital publishing or social media tools, such as blogs, wikis, WordPress, Twitter, etc.
- Learning how to identify the digital publishing or social media tool that is most appropriate to given audiences, topics, and content.
- Learning how to give credit to other’s creative work and original ideas, through attribution conventions appropriate for digital media.