5. Use New Communication Tools

To explore, use, and critique new modes of communication for the purposes of traditional literary studies and for the skills and values outlined in Aims of a BYU Education.
  • What are the new modes of communication one should be familiar with today?
  • How could a given new method of communication benefit the writing process?
  • What are the specific skills and objectives in the “Aims of a BYU Education” that advanced writing can help to achieve?
  • How can new communication methods fulfill the aims of a BYU education as stated in that document?
  • What are the limits or problems with new media? How might traditional writing better meet the aims of a BYU education?
  • Given that specific technology or software is subject to rapid change, what are principles that should guide ongoing learning and use of new media?