University Connected Learning
The course provides a theoretical basis and practical approaches for writing interactive, non-linear documents for the World Wide Web and other multimedia environments. Through readings, writings, and discussions, class members explore how interactive digital media are shaping public discourse and creative possibilities. Students complete projects applicable to business, communications, education, the arts, entertainment, and personal interests. Topics include the relationship between medium and message, the history of hypertext, blogging, storyboards, web-specific organizing strategies, evaluating and choosing information sources, persuasive writing techniques, and developing multimedia scripts for video games or hyperfiction.