University of Kentucky Integrates Social Media and Digital Media Skills into Curriculum

[tweetmeme source=”librarianbyday” only_single=false]From the Kentucky Kernel

The College of Arts and Sciences has teamed up with the College of Communications to bring a new, cutting-edge class to UK.

The team has decided to combine English composition with oral speech and digital media to help students acquire the social media skills necessary to function in today’s workplace.

“I think students at UK will be excited about the way we teach these courses. Everything from how to compose e-mails and text messages to how to interact with your roommate and manipulate photos for visuals will be discussed,” said Roxanne Mountford, director of the Division of Writing, Rhetoric and Digital Media.

The colleges have essentially combined English 104 and Communications 181 to create a two-sequence course that all fall 2011 freshmen will be required to take.

via dmlcentral

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