Category Archives: Writing for the Web

Discussing ‘#Weblogs and the #MassAmateurization of #Publishing’ by @cshirky #WEB206

TUTOR: Discuss the claim that Clay Shirky makes in ‘Weblogs and the Mass Amateurization of Publishing’ that the Web and Weblogs have made publishing a “financially worthless activity”? What do you think? MY RESPONSE: Technically, I agree with the notion that blogging … Continue reading

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#WEB206 – An interesting conundrum

In this new subject, we are all required to create some kind of online presence within which to post our writing exercises. The first thing we had to do was pick a topic for this presence (I chose to create … Continue reading

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#WEB206 – Reading: ‘The Phenomenology of Space in Writing Online’

Just wanted to mention that I am interested in the notion of cyberspace in this reading. The authors mention Bruce Sterling’s referral to cyberspace as “the place between”. They also ask the question, “When we connect to the Internet, are … Continue reading

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#WEB206 – Web Publishing #webpublishing

I commenced a new subject, Web Publishing (WEB206), at the beginning of September. I am eager to see where this unit leads. Here’s a synopsis of the unit: “The Internet is still, principally, a medium for written communication; this unit … Continue reading

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#DIG251 – #Website Project Ideas: Motorcycle adventures or #InstructionalDesign?

It has been a painful process trying to decide what to offer as suggestions for this unit-long project.  I have come up with two ideas – I hope I don’t need a third… I’m getting to the point where I … Continue reading

Posted in #ID, e-Learning, e-Portfolios, Inspiration, Instructional Design, Internet Design, Professional Development, Project Ideas, Research, UX, Web Design, Web Hosting, Website Blueprint, Website Construction, Website Design, Writing for the Web | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

#PWP121 – Writing Online

    ‘Shareholders to Google: Don’t Be Evil, Stop Dodging Taxes‘ by citizens4taxjustice is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic (CC BY 2.0) license / Cropped from Original.  TUTOR: For our topic of online writing, we invite you … Continue reading

Posted in Analytics, Augmented Reality (AR), Blogs, Business, Communication, Copyright, Corporate Writing, Creative Commons, Digital Literacy, e-Learning, Early Web, Google, HTML, Online Writing, Professional Writing, Social Media, Tracking, UX, Writing for the Web | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Week 2: Writing in the Workplace – Contexts and Conventions

On the Discussion Board this week, we ask you to post your media release (see separate thread for this within this discussion board forum), and also to share your knowledge and ideas about: workplaces that employ Professional Writers (under any … Continue reading

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