Module 5: The Collaborative, Connected Workplace

Module 5: The Collaborative, Connected Workplace

Purpose
This week, we will focus on ways to work with others when creating documents. Today’s workplace is a dense information environment where communication travels via many streams of electronic media, including Web sites, Web 2.0, and other Web-based technologies. Most of the workplace communications that flow through these media require some type of electronic teamwork.
Learning Outcomes
After completing this module, you should be able to
?    identify the Web 2.0 strategies used in the workplace;
?    identify various communication styles and how they impact communication;
?    explore strategies for effective collaboration on a writing project.
Learning Resources
?    Any new instructor posts in the News and Announcements forum
?    Communication Styles Inventory. Download and complete this tool to capture your patterns of communicating in a team. Reflect on how your experience of working in a team is affected by your own style and the styles of others on the team.
?    The Writer’s Handbook: Conducting Peer Reviews (from Online Technical Writing).
http://writing.wisc.edu/Handbook/PeerReviews.html

?    Brief Overview of Punctuation (from the OWL at Purdue University)
https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/566/1

?    Interview with Jerry Bullard. Jerry Bullard is an award-winning marketing communications writer and consultant. His copywriting projects have been featured in print, on CD-ROM, in commercials on local and regional television, as well as on the Web. He is also a published writer whose articles have been featured in business publications. Jerry is currently helping business clients incorporate social media concepts into their advertising mix. In this twelve-minute interview, he talks about the transformative nature of Web 2.0 for businesses today and the unique challenges and opportunities posed by these new tools.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OBh8bMC7XEU    Google Doc Tutorial URL

Learning Activities

1. Forums
Follow the instructions for both forums posted for this week.

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