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Bodies of Knowledge for Technical Communication: Paradigms and Possibilities
Geoffrey Sauer, David Dayton, and Carolyn D. Rude format: hdtv
length: 00:58:39
Date Added: 03/20/2010

Abstract

The presenters summarize and discuss two emerging paradigms for defining a technical communication body of knowledge: the EServer Technical Communication Library and the Society for Technical Communication's TCBOK project. The respondent sums up the alternatives presented, then frame the discussion of possibilities these projects present for advancing the field.
Sauer presentation (PDF) ยท Dayton presentation (PDF)

About the Authors

  • Geoffrey Sauer is a scholar whose studies focus on new media in the context of the history of publishing; he is an associate professor at Iowa State University and the director of the EServer and the ISU Studio for New Media.
  • David Dayton is a specialist in user-centered information design for technical and online communication and studies the rhetorical and social dynamics affecting the adoption and use of innovative information technologies.
  • Carolyn D. Rude is codirector of the PhD in Rhetoric and Writing at Virginia Tech; she is a past president of the Association of Teachers of Technical Writing (ATTW) and a fellow of both ATTW and the Society for Technical Communication.

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