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Professional Communication Conference, 2002. IPCC 2002. Proceedings. IEEE International

Date 20-20 Sept. 2002

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  • IPCC 2002 Reflection on Communication. Proceedings IEEE International Professional Communication Conference (Cat. No.02CH37389)

    Publication Year: 2002
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    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s): 563
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  • Re-inventing the academy in Ukraine: shifting paradigms

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):212 - 236
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    The Consortium for the Enhancement for Ukrainian Management Education (CEUME) was a three-year program funded by U.S.AID to help Ukraine move from a command to a market economy. CEUME introduced Western-style undergraduate business curricula and interactive, participatory teaching/learning strategies to faculty and administrators at Ukrainian economics universities and business schools. We intende... View full abstract»

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  • What are paradigms and why do they shift?

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):207 - 211
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    This paper provides a background to the concept of "paradigm" and "paradigm shift," based on Thomas Kuhn's description of scientific discourse communities in The Structure of Scientific Revolutions. Kuhn set out a model of scientific communication that included scientists primarily doing "normal science" based on a worldview - or paradigm - that has consensual agreement within the discourse commun... View full abstract»

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  • Using multimedia tools to enhance communication in the online classroom

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):199 - 206
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    The authors are university professors who have been teaching business courses in cyberspace formats since the mid 1990s. Over the years they have shared lessons learned in Web-based online distance education through presentations to IPCC members and in other forums. The authors are known to be advocates of using delivery methods that appeal to learners at the lowest common technological denominato... View full abstract»

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  • Aligning inner and outer visions of technical communication: reflections beyond traditional technical writing

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):145 - 156
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    Technical communication is often misunderstood by those outside the profession or the academic field. These outside perceptions of our work, generally based on extremely limited and narrow notions of the field, can influence the opportunities available to technical communicators. In this paper, three faculty members from the University of Washington's Department of Technical Communication describe... View full abstract»

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  • The design of Web-based instruction: using online games to self-test Web-based instruction

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):84 - 91
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    Based on an earlier study we found that the principles of cognitive load learning theory could be successfully applied to the design of educational Web sites. Our finds were based on user testing the Web site's interface, content, graphics, and self-test. Of the four components user tested, the self-test was the weakest component. This finding led to further investigation of mastery of the instruc... View full abstract»

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  • Designing distance-education courses in technical communication and human-computer interaction: reflections on the role of communication in technological education - historical perspectives and technological evolutions

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):450 - 454
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    Sometimes it is hard to keep up with the technology. Rapid advances in the ways we communicate, the audiences we communicate with, and the expectations of communication effectiveness often leave us gasping for breath. One area of rapid change and growth has been the application of technology to distance education. There are many "cool new toys" to play with and use, but our fundamental goal as edu... View full abstract»

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  • Genre theory, technology, and knowledge distribution

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):185 - 198
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    A growing body of empirical research has implied that media seem to make little difference in learning. Findings that Internet-based education can be dangerous to the point that it can "sometimes threaten a teacher's career" point, it is claimed, to a different issue. The problems stem from genre rather than media choices. While media choices may matter little, genre choices are critical; substitu... View full abstract»

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  • Identifying de-facto standards for e-commerce Web sites

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):22 - 45
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    Designers of desktop software rely on published user interface standards to help make systems more consistent, and therefore more usable. Though no such published design standards exist for the Web, certain design practices have become increasingly common. Some of these are pervasive enough to be considered de facto standards. In this study, 75 leading e-commerce sites were analyzed to determine h... View full abstract»

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  • Developing real-world communication skills in non-communication classrooms

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):138 - 144
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    Because of differences in both the purpose and the audience, most student communication, such as papers and exams, encourages the development of communication skills that are at odds with those useful in the real world. Specific writing and speaking courses can help, of course, but are too often disconnected from the materials students must learn in other courses. Yet appropriate learning activiti... View full abstract»

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  • Computer-based training for chemists: designing decision-making tools for green chemistry

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):77 - 83
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    As more industries recognize the benefits of environmentally friendly technology, chemists look for ways to design chemicals and chemical processes that pose less danger to human health and environment. This paper describes an industry-university alliance in which computer-based training was developed for military chemists. The training tool entitled "Green Process Design for Military Chemists" is... View full abstract»

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  • Content management beyond English

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):446 - 449
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    Technical writing and translation must begin to be viewed as a single process, instead of being two separate tasks. This allows great synergy between the technical communicator and the translator, with the result being a better final product. One of the most recent challenges is content management and creating English content in a new way, and how to make sure that you still get an accurate transl... View full abstract»

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  • Reflecting on Information Mapping®: does the method live up to the expectations?

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):307 - 318
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    Two empirical studies into the effects of applying the Information Mapping method (IMAP) were carried out. The first study (65 subjects) compared an existing text with information about a chemical process intended for operators working at a Dutch plant, both with an IMAP version of that text and with a third version, rewritten by an experienced writer not familiar with IMAP. The second study (76 s... View full abstract»

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  • Integrating technology into program assessment implementation and course design: "How can relational, problem-solving models help us reach our goals?"

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):166 - 184
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    What strategies can we use to integrate technology into course design and program assessment? This paper targets educators, training professionals, and communicators who are interested in integrating technology into course design and program assessment implementation. It introduces the topic by providing a background on strategies for using technology in teaching and learning, describing the role ... View full abstract»

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  • Standard creativity: creating flexible Web development standards

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):1 - 21
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    In the early days of the Web, we became "experts" at developing great looking sites using all of the layout and design codes available to us at the time. However, it quickly became apparent that sacrificing structure for style had created forward compatibility issues and would prevent us from moving forward as the Web grows and tools we use change. Looking at this future, we determined that the on... View full abstract»

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  • Designing a Writing Across the Curriculum program at the University of Michigan's College of Engineering

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):530 - 537
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    At the University of Michigan's College of Engineering there has been a call to better prepare students with the skills that they will need in business and industry. As a result, the Program in Technical Communication is reevaluating its Writing Across the Curriculum program. The complex nature of the program, which involves faculty members across the college and a wide range of topics, often leav... View full abstract»

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  • The effect of heading frequency on comprehension of online information

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):513 - 518
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    This paper describes a Web-based study that examines the effect of heading frequency on comprehension, anxiety levels of patients, and perceptions of ease of use of an educational medical Web site. The study focuses on arthritis patients using content from a naturally occurring Web site that was adapted for this study. We expect that more headings will result in higher comprehension and that as co... View full abstract»

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  • A Web-based study of user performance with enhanced local navigational cues

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):500 - 508
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    The goal of this study was to contribute to the body of empirical research on how users comprehend expository information presented in hypertext documents on the Web, to help authors find methods for enhancing user comprehension and perceptions of use, and to look specifically at the effect of local navigational cues in hypertext documents using a Web-based methodology. Subjects participated in th... View full abstract»

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  • What is bibliometrics and why should you care?

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):108 - 114
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    Viewed in the aggregate, a company's publications represent one of its greatest business assets. Can professionals in the information and communication fields help their company understand the return on its investment in publishing? The field of bibliometrics studies publication patterns by using quantitative analysis and statistics. Bibliometrics can be either descriptive, such as looking at how ... View full abstract»

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  • Modeling document structures in use: capturing reflections of user performance

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):476 - 488
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    As our ability to build document structures that support multiple audience adaptation and transformations for both device-oriented and task-specific purposes grows, technical communicators must once again look to our audience as the most important source of information about how to build dynamic information structures. We present an overview of the methods we have developed for modeling document s... View full abstract»

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  • Practice what you teach [technical communication]

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):134 - 137
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    Technical communication practitioners have a wealth of experience to bring to the technical communication classroom, but they do not always see themselves as the best teachers. If they rely on the same skills that made them successful technical communicators, practitioners with little or no teaching experience can be equally successful in the classroom. View full abstract»

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  • Enterprise content management: an overview

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):396 - 402
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    As Web sites move from simple presentation mediums to dynamic content providers, content issues are moving to the forefront of many enterprise Web site owners. The author gives an overview of enterprise content management, what it means, how to implement it and how to measure the benefits. The basic concept is to get organized and find a logical, consistent and easy way to place content on the Web... View full abstract»

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  • Visual communication: a multi-perspective approach

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):68 - 76
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    Visual communication is a subject area rich for exploration and discovery. A multi-perspective approach to learning about the various media that is inherent in modern society allows us to better understand what we see and what it means. In essence, it provides a framework within which visual literacy can be attained. This paper introduces some fundamental considerations of visual communication and... View full abstract»

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  • Through the looking glass: the other side of the writing life

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):556 - 559
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    Considers how technical communicators with interest in expanding the scope of audiences can translate their writing talents and language skills to novels, freelance magazine articles, pamphlets, brochures, and other pieces for popular consumption. And all without leaving the comfort of your favorite swivel chair. Writing what you know and love turns everyday details into cash and fame. Your skills... View full abstract»

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