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Advantages of Virtual Teaming Projects for Students, Organizations, and Educators

Project-based learning has long been a hallmark of technical communication academic programs. However, with advances in technology, globalization, and geographically dispersed workforces, students must also learn how to conduct projects as members of virtual teams. This session will explore the implementation of an integrated multimedia project assignment for online graduate…

Scalable Localization and the Psychology of Usability and Design

Season 1, Episode 3 | 50 min http://single-sourcing.com/s3i/pod/Room42-20200805-StAmant.m4a          Kirk St.Amant is a Professor and the Eunice C. Williamson Endowed Chair of Technical Communication at Louisiana Tech University, and he is also the Director of Louisiana Tech’s newly formed Center for Health and Medical Communication. His research focuses on the…

Follow-Up: Hacking Repetitive Publicity Tasks

We’re trying something a little different: A watch-party style webinar followed by an after party! If you do the same tasks over and over—such as announcements of events or speaking engagements, blog post promotion, publicity, and follow-up—you have likely heard about Liz Fraley’s extreme publicity and social media automation. Liz…

Why Audience Contexts Matter to Content Creators

Season 1, Episode 2 | 47 min http://single-sourcing.com/s3i/pod/Room42-202007-Melancon.m4a          Transcript Lisa Melonçon is a Professor of Technical and Professional Communication at the University of South Florida and incoming interim department chair in English. Her research focuses on programmatic issues in technical and professional communication as well as in user experience…

Why Practitioners Should Care About Research

Season 1, Episode 1 | 54 min http://single-sourcing.com/s3i/pod/Room42-202007-Hayhoe.m4a          Transcript George Hayhoe worked a technical communicator in industry for 17 years, taught for 19 years, and has always spent part his career editing journals like STC’s Technical Communication and the IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication. He has co-authored and co-edited…

Building and Sustaining A TechComm Career

Want to learn what it takes to work – and thrive – in your career? We’ve got a presentation for that! Come hear strategies that have helped guide a 45-year career that even a pandemic can’t slow down.   John has worked for companies large and small, climbed the ladder from noob to…

Remote For The Win!

Remote work has become the norm during the global health crisis and it isn’t going away any time soon. Many companies are discovering productivity increases even with their staff out of the office and are beginning to announce to their employees they may be working from home from now on. …

Using Confluence for External Facing Product Documentation

As a Technical Communicator, we all get this question: What tool do you use to write your technical documentation? Romy has found that her answer surprises most people, who then immediately want to know how they use it and if it is working out well for her company. She will…