Technical Communication in the Twenty-First Century


Author: CTI Reviews
Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews
ISBN: 1467272175
Category: Education
Page: 53
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Facts101 is your complete guide to Technical Communication in the Twenty-First Century. In this book, you will learn topics such as Technical Communication and ElectronicTechnologies, Ethics and the Workplace Writer, Technical Cummunication in aTransnational World, and Researching and Evaluating Source Materials plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.

Technical Communications in the 21st Century


Author: Sidney I. Dobrin
Publisher: Longman Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780135031568
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 816
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Offering the best available online resources for technical communication, MyTechCommLab is a dynamic site that helps students to improve the skills that technical communicators need most writing, research, and document design. A built-in Gradetracker allows students and instructors to track student results. Access card also includes access to a complete E-Book of Dobrin's Technical Communications in the 21st Century, 2nd Edition. Buy immediate access to MyTechCommLab with a credit card at www.mytechcommlab.com.

Power and Legitimacy in Technical Communication

The Historical and Contemporary Struggle for Professional Status
Author: Teresa Kynell-Hunt,Gerald J. Savage
Publisher: Baywood Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780895032461
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 248
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Reshaping Technical Communication

New Directions and Challenges for the 21st Century
Author: Barbara Mirel,Rachel Spilka
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135660603
Category: Social Science
Page: 240
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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.

MicroBionic: Radical Electronic Music and Sound Art in the 21st Century

revised and expanded 2nd Edition
Author: Thomas Bey William Bailey
Publisher: Belsona Books Ltd.
ISBN: 0615736629
Category: Music
Page: 418
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Micro Bionic is an exciting survey of electronic music and sound art from cultural critic and mixed-media artist Thomas Bey William Bailey. This superior revised edition includes all of the original supplements neglected by the publishers of the first edition, including a full index, bibliography, additional notes / commentary and an updated discography. As the title suggests, the unifying theme of the book is that of musicians and sound artists taking bold leaps forward in spite of (or sometimes because of) their financial, technological, and social restrictions. Some symptoms of this condition include the gigantic discography amassed by the one-man project Merzbow, the drama of silence enacted by onkyo and New Berlin Minimalism, the annihilating noise transmitted from the humble laptop computers of Russell Haswell and Peter Rehberg and much more besides. Although the journey begins in the Industrial 1980s, in order to trace how the innovations of that period have gained greater currency in the present, it surveys a wide array of artists breaking ground in the 21st century with radical attitudes and techniques. A healthy amount of global travel and concentrated listening have combined to make this a sophisticated yet accessible document, unafraid to explore both the transgressive extremes of this culture and the more deftly concealed interstices thereof. Part historical document, part survival manual for the marginalized electronic musician, part sociological investigation, Micro Bionic is a number of different things, and as such will likely generate a variety of reactions from inspiration to offense. Numerous exclusive interviews with leading lights of the field were also conducted for this book: William Bennett (Whitehouse), Peter Christopherson (r.i.p., Throbbing Gristle / Coil), Peter Rehberg, John Duncan, Francisco Lopez, Carl Michael von Hausswolff, Bob Ostertag, Zbigniew Karkowski and many others weigh in with a diversity of thoughts and opinions that underscore the incredible diversity to be found within new electronic music itself."

Routledge Handbook of Applied Communication Research


Author: Lawrence R. Frey,Kenneth N. Cissna
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135231788
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 712
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The Routledge Handbook of Applied Communication Research provides a state-of-the-art review of communication scholarship that addresses real-world concerns, issues, and problems. This comprehensive examination of applied communication research, including its foundations, research methods employed, significant issues confronted, important contexts in which such research has been conducted, and overviews of some exemplary programs of applied communication research, shows how such research has and can make a difference in the world and in people’s lives. The sections and chapters in this Handbook: explain what constitutes applied communication scholarship, encompassing a wide range of approaches and clarifying relationships among theoretical perspectives, methodological procedures, and applied practices demonstrate the breadth and depth of applied communication scholarship review and synthesize literature about applied communication areas and topics in coherent, innovative, and pedagogically sound ways set agendas for future applied communication scholarship. Unique to this volume are chapters presenting exemplary programs of applied communication research that demonstrate the principles and practices of such scholarship, written by the scholars who conducted the programs. As an impressive benchmark in the ongoing growth and development of communication scholarship, editors Lawrence R. Frey and Kenneth N. Cissna provide an exceptional resource that will help new and experienced scholars alike to understand, appreciate, and conduct high-quality communication research that can positively affect people’s lives.

Social Studies for the Twenty-First Century

Methods and Materials for Teaching in Middle and Secondary Schools
Author: Jack Zevin
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317748816
Category: Education
Page: 404
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Now in its 4th edition, this popular text offers practical, interesting, exciting ways to teach social studies and a multitude of instructional and professional resources for teachers. Theory, curriculum, methods, and assessment are woven into a comprehensive model for setting objectives; planning lessons, units, and courses; choosing classroom strategies; and constructing tests for some of the field's most popular and enduring programs. The reflective and integrative framework emphasizes building imagination, insight, and critical thinking into everyday classrooms; encourages problem-solving attitudes and behavior; and provokes analysis, reflection, and debate. The text includes separate chapters on teaching each of the major areas of the social studies curriculum. Throughout the text, all aspects of curriculum and instruction are viewed from a tripartite perspective that divides social studies instruction into didactic (factual), reflective (analytical), and affective (judgmental) components. These three components are seen as supporting one another, building the groundwork for taking stands on issues, past and present. At the center is the author's belief that the heart and soul of social studies instruction, perhaps all teaching, lies in stimulating the production of ideas; looking at knowledge from others' viewpoints; and formulating for oneself a set of goals, values, and beliefs that can be explained and justified in open discussion. New in the Fourth Edition: Clear links to the The National Council for the Social Studies College, Career and Civic Life C3 Framework for Social Studies State Standards Attention to impact of high-stakes testing, Common Core State Standards, and related ongoing developments Expanded and critical review of the use of internet, web, and PowerPoint technologies Coverage of how to incorporate the many social science, humanities, and STEM fields to enrich the social studies Updates and revisions throughout, including new research reports reflecting current findings, new examples, more media and materials resources, particularly digital resources, new and updated pedagogical features Companion Website - new for this edition

From Millwrights to Shipwrights to the Twenty-First Century

Explorations in a History of Technical Communication in the United States
Author: R. John Brockmann
Publisher: Hampton Press (NJ)
ISBN: 9781572730762
Category: Science
Page: 464
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This text divides the history of American technical communication into three themes: the importance of visual communication (1791-1887); the power of genre (1791-1980); and the role of technical communicators as innovators within constraints (1948-1954).

Resources in Technical Communication

Outcomes and Approaches
Author: Cynthia L. Selfe
Publisher: Baywood Publishing Company
ISBN: N.A
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 350
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Students in technical communication courses deserve the very best instruction the profession can provide—and so do teachers. Resources in Technical Communication gives instructors of introductory technical communication courses a rich set of creative and carefully crafted resources for their classrooms. The book has four primary goals. First, it provides key performance outcomes around which teachers can structure their courses. Each chapter focuses on one or more outcomes considered important by recognized scholars and experienced teachers of technical communication. Teachers are encouraged to choose a set of outcomes appropriate for their local institution, situation, students, and curricula. Second, the book provides evidence that can be used to shape technical communication classes. It presents arguments made by business and industry leaders to support each chapter's performance outcome. Each chapter also examines these arguments in the context of contemporary academic research in technical communication. Third, each chapter presents an overview of an assignment sequence that will help teachers address the outcome that serves as the focus of that chapter. The overview explains how experienced teachers of technical communication approach and work through the assignment sequence. Finally, the book supplies assignment materials and sample texts for each performance outcome. The chapter appendices contain assignment sheets, activity worksheets, additional materials, and samples of student work that teachers can use in connection with assignments.

A Practical Guide to Problem-Based Learning Online


Author: Maggi Savin-Baden
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134072414
Category: Education
Page: 168
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Problem-based learning online is a burgeoning area, crying out for support in all the disciplines, but particularly health, medicine, education and social care that are already advanced users of problem-based learning in higher education. This book provides highly grounded research based ways for those wanting to change problem-based learning modules and programs from face to face to online approaches, as well as those who have developed e-learning components but who want to adopt problem-based methods. Providing an overview of the current state of problem based learning online, it examines why we're moving from fact to face to online provision, considers existing forms of provision, outlines common mistakes and strategies to avoid future problems, and shows how to effectively facilitate learning. Illustrated by mini case studies and examples of international projects, it provides guidance on effective design, online collaboration and group dynamics, and explores the common, and complex, decisions faced when choosing which form of problem-based learning to adopt. Including practical information and resources for games and activities, scenarios of problem-based learning in the different disciplines, advice for supporting staff and students, and effectively evaluating the tools, skills and pedagogy needed for learning, this book is an essential guide for all practitioners involved in the design and delivery of problem based learning online.

Digital writing research

technologies, methodologies, and ethical issues
Author: Heidi A. McKee,Dànielle Nicole DeVoss
Publisher: Hampton Pr
ISBN: N.A
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 454
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Rhetoric in the Flesh

Trained Vision, Technical Expertise, and the Gross Anatomy Lab
Author: T. Kenny Fountain
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317807618
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 230
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Rhetoric in the Flesh is the first book-length ethnographic study of the gross anatomy lab to explain how rhetorical discourses, multimodal displays, and embodied practices facilitate learning and technical expertise and how they shape participants’ perceptions of the human body. By investigating the role that discourses, displays, and human bodies play in the training and socialization of medical students, T. Kenny Fountain contributes to our theoretical and practical understanding of the social factors that make rhetoric possible and material in technical domains. Thus, the book also explains how these displays, discourses, and practices lead to the trained perspective necessary for expertise. This trained vision is constructed over time through what Fountain terms embodied rhetorical action, an intertwining of body-object-environment that undergirds all scientific, medical, and technical work. This book will be valuable for graduate and advanced undergraduate courses in technical and professional communication (technical communication theory and practice, visual or multimodal communication, medical technical communication) and rhetorical studies, including visual rhetoric, rhetoric of science, medical rhetoric, material rhetoric and embodiment, and ethnographic approaches to rhetoric.

Writing: A Manual for the Digital Age, Brief


Author: David Blakesley,Jeffrey Hoogeveen
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 0495833371
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 640
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WRITING: A MANUAL FOR THE DIGITAL AGE, BRIEF 2nd Edition, is the rhetorical handbook for composing in the 21st century. Blakesley and Hoogeveen place students’ writing front and center with an innovative page format that keeps students’ attention focused on their own writing and on activities, checklists, projects, and visual aids that help them write. The page design and innovative visuals make information about writing, reading, research, documentation, technology, and grammar easy for students to access and understand. To accomplish their writing tasks, students are taught to ground their rhetorical decisions in the specific context in which they are writing. Because writing and reading occur both in print and online, WRITING: A MANUAL FOR THE DIGITAL AGE, BRIEF 2nd Edition, prepares students to work with images, audio, video, and print. Technology Toolbox features throughout, as well as two dedicated parts of the book (Parts 6 and 7), teach students how to compose with technology intelligently. A new chapter on Writing in Online Courses, the first of its kind in a handbook, will guide students in addressing this new but increasingly common context for writing. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

The Principal's Guide to a Powerful Library Media Program: A School Library for the 21st Century, 2nd Edition

A School Library for the 21st Century, Second Edition
Author: Marla W. McGhee,Barbara A. Jansen
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1586835270
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 149
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This book of best practices documents how school administrators and librarians can work together to optimize their library media services. • Includes a collection of practical tools, such as a library walkabout description and form, a list of administrative enablers and inhibitors, GEAR process documentation and worksheets, administrator self-assessments in each chapter, planning paperwork for budgeting, scheduling, staffing, and feedback forms for the administrator and the library media specialist • Each chapter concludes with a comprehensive list of additional resources • Contains 13 helpful appendices sections

The Encyclopedia of the Novel


Author: N.A
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 111877907X
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 1024
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Now available in a single volume paperback, this advanced reference resource for the novel and novel theory offers authoritative accounts of the history, terminology, and genre of the novel, in over 140 articles of 500-7,000 words. Entries explore the history and tradition of the novel in different areas of the world; formal elements of the novel (story, plot, character, narrator); technical aspects of the genre (such as realism, narrative structure and style); subgenres, including the bildungsroman and the graphic novel; theoretical problems, such as definitions of the novel; book history; and the novel's relationship to other arts and disciplines. The Encyclopedia is arranged in A-Z format and features entries from an international cast of over 140 scholars, overseen by an advisory board of 37 leading specialists in the field, making this the most authoritative reference resource available on the novel. This essential reference, now available in an easy-to-use, fully indexed single volume paperback, will be a vital addition to the libraries of literature students and scholars everywhere.

The Wiley Blackwell Handbook of the Psychology of Training, Development, and Performance Improvement


Author: Kurt Kraiger,Jonathan Passmore,Nuno Rebelo dos Santos,Sigmar Malvezzi
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118744624
Category: Psychology
Page: 552
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The latest Wiley Blackwell Handbook of OrganizationalPsychology uses a psychological perspective, and a uniquelyglobal focus, to review the latest literature and research in theinterconnected fields of training, development, and performanceappraisal. Maintains a truly global focus on the field with topinternational contributors exploring research and practice fromaround the world Offers researchers and professionals essential information forbuilding a talented organization, a critical and challenging taskfor organizational success in the 21st century Covers a diverse range of topics, including needs analysis, jobdesign, active learning, self-regulation, simulation approaches,360-degree feedback, and virtual learning environments

Cyberspace and National Security

Threats, Opportunities, and Power in a Virtual World
Author: Derek S. Reveron
Publisher: Georgetown University Press
ISBN: 1589019199
Category: Political Science
Page: 256
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In a very short time, individuals and companies have harnessed cyberspace to create new industries, a vibrant social space, and a new economic sphere that are intertwined with our everyday lives. At the same time, individuals, subnational groups, and governments are using cyberspace to advance interests through malicious activity. Terrorists recruit, train, and target through the Internet, hackers steal data, and intelligence services conduct espionage. Still, the vast majority of cyberspace is civilian space used by individuals, businesses, and governments for legitimate purposes. Cyberspace and National Security brings together scholars, policy analysts, and information technology executives to examine current and future threats to cyberspace. They discuss various approaches to advance and defend national interests, contrast the US approach with European, Russian, and Chinese approaches, and offer new ways and means to defend interests in cyberspace and develop offensive capabilities to compete there. Policymakers and strategists will find this book to be an invaluable resource in their efforts to ensure national security and answer concerns about future cyberwarfare.