Topic outline

  • Welcome to LC-1114 Communicating technology

    Due to the Covid-19 restrictions on teaching on campus, this course is offered fully online, with contact sessions in Zoom.  The contact meetings will take place through ZOOM at the times scheduled for this course (see below), and some of them may be replaced by independent work during the time reserved for the lecture.

    Time and place  7.9-14.10.2020                             
                   ZOOM  Mon 12.30-14.00 & Wed 10.15-11.45 and 12.30-14.00

    3 ETCS/81h
    Requirements    Preparatory assignments 1-7 and Online modules 1-4
                                Exam, Final report, Presentation.
                                80% attendance

    Teacher: Nanna Qvist ( Consultation by appointment only.

    During this course, you will write a brief recommendation report, and plan and deliver an oral presentation on the topic of your report.  You'll learn to apply the principles of successful communication and strategies that enhance readability of texts as well as the effectiveness of an oral presentation.  In addition, you will give and receive constructive feedback and revise your work accordingly.

    The work leading to the final version of the recommendation report and the oral presentation includes four online modules on principles of readability in addition to seven preparatory assignments. Throughout the course, you will work individually, in pairs and in small groups, developing your text and your presentation as well as consolidating your ability to use English in interactive situations.

    The instructions and materials for each weekly session are available in their specific MC sections (e.g. WEEK 1, WEEK 2),  and the instructions for assignments 1-7 as well as the final presentation and report are available in section Assignments.

    This one-period version of Communicating technology is a very intensive version of the course. So - to make it fun, feasible and useful for yourself -  it is essential that you make a good effort from the very beginning to commit yourself to regular course work, completing the assignment on schedule and participating actively in the shared sessions in Zoom.

    A more detailed schedule available below at Course schedule H01: dates, topics, homework and deadlines

    See also the description, learning outcomes and grading criteria in Syllabus.

    You can sign up for one of the presentation rehearsals at Scheduler 1: Presentation rehearsals - Sign up!  and for one of the final conferences at Scheduler 2: Final presentations- sign up!