ENGL 6890: Studies in Writing and Rhetoric | Writing in and for Virtual Teams

course description and objectives

Prof. Ryan Moeller
Online, May 09, 2011 - Jun 24, 2011

Text: no required text; readings will be assigned digitally through course management system. A consistent, high-speed internet connection, off-campus access to the USU library resources, and a PDF reader are required.

Anyone who works in an organizational context for any length of time will quickly realize that virtual teams, with workers distributed over time and space, are fast becoming a common—if not the default—mode of collaboration. In this course, we will investigate distributed work, review the literature for best practices and skill sets for managing and working as members of virtual teams, and evaluate communication technologies that mediate team-based work. Students will be responsible for the following: