Digital Literacy for Technical Communication: 21st Century Theory and Practice / Edition 1

Digital Literacy for Technical Communication: 21st Century Theory and Practice / Edition 1

by Rachel Spilka
     
 

ISBN-10: 0805852743

ISBN-13: 9780805852745

Pub. Date: 11/09/2009

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Digital Literacy for Technical Communication helps technical communicators make better sense of technology’s impact on their work, so they can identify new ways to adapt, adjust, and evolve, fulfilling their own professional potential. This collection is comprised of three sections, each designed to explore answers to these questions:

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Overview

Digital Literacy for Technical Communication helps technical communicators make better sense of technology’s impact on their work, so they can identify new ways to adapt, adjust, and evolve, fulfilling their own professional potential. This collection is comprised of three sections, each designed to explore answers to these questions:

  • How has technical communication work changed in response to the current (digital) writing environment?
  • What is important, foundational knowledge in our field that all technical communicators need to learn?
  • How can we revise past theories or develop new ones to better understand how technology has transformed our work?

Bringing together highly-regarded specialists in digital literacy, this anthology will serve as an indispensible resource for scholars, students, and practitioners. It illuminates technology’s impact on their work and prepares them to respond to the constant changes and challenges in the new digital universe.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780805852745
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
11/09/2009
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
1,285,840
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword: JoAnn Hackos

Introduction

Part One: Transformations in Our Work


  1. Computers and Technical Communication in the 21st Century — Saul Carliner
  2. The Effects of Digital Literacy on the Nature of Technical Communication Work — R. Stanley Dicks

Part Two: New Foundational Knowledge for Our Field


3.Shaped and Shaping Tools: The Rhetorical Nature of Technical Communication Technologies — Dave Clark

4. Information Design: From Authoring Text to Architecting Virtual Space — Michael Salvo and Paula Rosinski

5. Content Management Beyond Single Sourcing — William Hart-Davidson

Part Three: New Directions in Cultural, Cross-Cultural, Audience, and Ethical Perspectives


6. Human+Machine Culture: Where We Work — Bernadette Longo

7. Understanding Digital Literacy Across Cultures — Barry Thatcher

8. Addressing Audiences in a Digital Age —Ann Blakeslee

9. Ethical Frames of Technical Relations: Digital Being in the Workplace World — Steven Katz and Vicki Rhodes

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