2.2 Digital writing and publishing
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.
Are you interested in web publication but don't know where to start? This resource is here to help. It gives a quick overview of the popular content-management systems available, their applications and some examples of sites that use them. This will help you select the best platform for your desired content and audience.