ENG/IMS 407, Interactive Business Communication, Spring 2012
This new course will focus on the question, How are interactive technologies, social media, virtual workspaces, Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Google +, etc., changing business communication? Students will conduct research on this question, but will also produce business communication using interactive and digital technologies. Students will gain knowledge and experience with digital correspondence; personal marketing; social media communications (blogging, tweeting, facebooking); virtual meetings and conferences; online presentations; data visualization and visual reporting; writing in virtual teams and virtual work spaces; digital networking; proposal writing; and international, global, and cross-cultural communication. Students will maintain a blog throughout the course and develop their own business communication eportfolio using interactive media. ENG/IMS 507 will be taught fully online during the Spring 2012 semester, using WordPress, Niikha, and a synchronous conferencing application (probably Big Blue Button). For further details, contact Professor James Porter (firstname.lastname@example.org) or visit http://interactivebuscomm.wordpress.com/.