Preparing New Learners to Meet New Literacies

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We live in an age in which the media we use for communication are rapidly changing from paper to electronic, from text based to visual, and from static to interactive. Perhaps not as thoroughly discussed are correspondingly revolutionary changes in the audiences to which we communicate. An investigation of the concept of alternatives literacies offers an opportunity to speculate on those changes and on the challenges they offer us, as well as to look at possible directions for STC and for the technical communication profession.

Document Type: Miscellaneous

Publication date: November 1, 1995

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  • Technical Communication, the Society's journal, publishes articles about the practical application of technical communication theory and serves as a common arena for discussion by practitioners. Technical Communication includes both quantitative and qualitative research while showcasing the work of some of the field's most noteworthy writers. Among its most popular features are the helpful book reviews. Technical Communication is published quarterly and is free with membership.
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