Beyond multilinguality, multimodality is one of the areas of current development of technical communication whose semiotic underpinning is described in Chapter 13. This chapter complements the more technological basing point of ...
Author: Alexander Mehler
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
The Handbook of Technical Communication brings together a variety of topics which range from the role of technical media in human communication to the linguistic, multimodal enhancement of present-day technologies. It covers the area of computer-mediated text, voice and multimedia communication as well as of technical documentation. In doing so, the handbook takes professional and private communication into account. Special emphasis is put on technical communication by means of web 2.0 technologies and its standardization in system development. In summary, the handbook deals with theoretical issues of technical communication and its practical impact on the development and usage of text and speech technologies.
In his 2008 Technical Communication article “Computer Gaming and Technical Communication: An Ecological Framework,” Douglas Eyman makes an argument concerning why the field of technical communication should attend to computer games.
Author: Jennifer deWinter
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Taking as its point of departure the fundamental observation that games are both technical and symbolic, this collection investigates the multiple intersections between the study of computer games and the discipline of technical and professional writing. Divided into five parts, Computer Games and Technical Communication engages with questions related to workplace communities and gamic simulations; industry documentation; manuals, gameplay, and ethics; training, testing, and number crunching; and the work of games and gamifying work. In that computer games rely on a complex combination of written, verbal, visual, algorithmic, audio, and kinesthetic means to convey information, technical and professional writing scholars are uniquely poised to investigate the intersection between the technical and symbolic aspects of the computer game complex. The contributors to this volume bring to bear the analytic tools of the field to interpret the roles of communication, production, and consumption in this increasingly ubiquitous technical and symbolic medium.
Technical communication is just one of many professions now seeking to assume primary roles in interaction design, information development, and knowledge management. Intentionally or not, organizational structures of work often militate ...
Author: Barbara Mirel
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
This anthology brings together voices from industry and academia in a call for elevating the status, identity, value, and influence of technical communicators. Editors Barbara Mirel and Rachel Spilka assert that technical communicators must depart from their traditional roles, moving instead in a more influential and expansive direction. To help readers explore the possibilities, contributions from innovative thinkers and leaders in technical communication propose ways to redefine the field's identity and purposes and to expand the parameters of its work. The chapters included here all point toward new directions for greater growth and influence of the field. Contributors depart from traditional ideas and solutions and discuss new and in some cases radical points, provoking further thought and discussion. Its exploration of fresh territory uncovers new research topics and directions, and provides an examination of both internal, industry-academia relationships and external relationships between technical communicators and other professionals. In its entirety, this collection represents an inclusive vision for the future, targeting such wide-ranging issues as creating effective professional organizations, disseminating research to diverse audiences, transitioning to more influential job roles, exerting leadership in usability, and creating hybrid identities and collaborative programs between industry and academic to support them. The diverse voices from industry and academia will inspire readers to think differently about the discipline's identity and direction, and to build on the ideas they find herein to effect change within their own spheres. As required reading for academics and professionals in technical communication, this collection is a critical step in reshaping and reinvigorating the technical communication field to ensure its survival and growth in the 21st century.
Author: Johndan Johnson-EilolaPublish On: 2012-12-26
Taking advantage of these opportunities involves adopting a broader, more complex perspective on how technical communication is situated as one field among many that address user activities in technological contexts.
Author: Johndan Johnson-Eilola
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
The field of technical communication is rapidly expanding in both the academic world and the private sector, yet a problematic divide remains between theory and practice. Here Stuart A. Selber and Johndan Johnson-Eilola, both respected scholars and teachers of technical communication, effectively bridge that gap. Solving Problems in Technical Communication collects the latest research and theory in the field and applies it to real-world problems faced by practitioners—problems involving ethics, intercultural communication, new media, and other areas that determine the boundaries of the discipline. The book is structured in four parts, offering an overview of the field, situating it historically and culturally, reviewing various theoretical approaches to technical communication, and examining how the field can be advanced by drawing on diverse perspectives. Timely, informed, and practical, Solving Problems in Technical Communication will be an essential tool for undergraduates and graduate students as they begin the transition from classroom to career.
from research and publication practices of technical communication entrepreneurs. Technical Communication, 63(4), 299–313. Longo, B. (2014). Using social media for collective knowledge-making: Technical communication between the global ...
Author: Beth L. Hewett
Category: Social Science
Technical communication instructors need professional development opportunities that will aid them in creating their online courses; in developing curricula; and in teaching in what may be a new environment. Although instructors can turn to instructional design teams for assistance in using Learning Management System and its functions, they specifically need their own first-hand, immersive learning within their pedagogical training. In other words, teachers need to learn in an online context like the environment that their students will use; such direct training helps instructors to facilitate student learning in a technologically distributed classroom. Beyond learning technological skills to facilitate a course, these teachers need to learn to use the technology effectively to keep students on track and to teach them skills and material. This collection—which includes three contributions from 2007 and 10 from 2017—focuses on the types of professional development instructors need to be successful in the online technical communication classroom. Formed as a 10-year retrospective of the field and its advances in online education professional development, the book offers instructors theoretical and practical suggestions for creating and teaching successful online courses and managing entire online technical communication programs. This book was originally published as a special issue of Technical Communication Quarterly (TCQ).
PREFACE Technical Communication No. 12, “The Determination of Exchangeable Bases and Lime Requirement,” has been out of print for over a year, but the continued demand for it has shown that interest in the subject remains undiminished, ...
Author: Federal Council for Science and Technology (U.S.). Task Group on the Role of the Technical ReportPublish On: 1968
This can and does extend to the informal communication of results and observations through symposia , and in the rapid ... The informed technical public cannot abrogate the responsibility for analysis of the details and consequences of ...
Author: Federal Council for Science and Technology (U.S.). Task Group on the Role of the Technical Report