Rhetorically Rethinking Usability

This collection brings together essays written from a rhetorical perspective that demonstrate how usability studies have impacted theory and practice in rhetoric and composition.

Author: Susan K. Miller-Cochran

Publisher: Hampton Press (NJ)

ISBN: 1572738405

Category: Computers

Page: 272

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Emerging Pedagogies in the Networked Knowledge Society Practices Integrating Social Media and Globalization

Rhetoric Review, 11(1), 16–33. doi:10.1080/07350199209388984 Bowie, J. L. (2009). ... In S. Miller-Cochran, & R. L. Rodrigo (Eds.), Rhetorically rethinking usability: Theories, practices and methodologies (pp. 135–163).

Author: Limbu, Marohang

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781466647589

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 352

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Since the dawn of the digital era, the transfer of knowledge has shifted from analog to digital, local to global, and individual to social. Complex networked communities are a fundamental part of these new information-based societies. Emerging Pedagogies in the Networked Knowledge Society: Practices Integrating Social Media and Globalization examines the production, dissemination, and consumption of knowledge within networked communities in the wider global context of pervasive Web 2.0 and social media services. This book will offer insight for business stakeholders, researchers, scholars, and administrators by highlighting the important concepts and ideas of information- and knowledge-based economies.

Computational Linguistics Concepts Methodologies Tools and Applications

In S. Miller-Cochran, & R. L. Rodrigo (Eds.), Rhetorically rethinking usability: Theories, practices and methodologies (pp. 135–163). Cresskill, NJ: Hampton Press, Inc. Cooper, M. (2005). Bringing forth worlds. Computers and Composition ...

Author: Management Association, Information Resources

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781466660434

Category: Computers

Page: 1727

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In a globalized society, effective communication is critical, and study of language from a mathematical perspective can shed light on new ways in which to express meaning across cultures and nations. Computational Linguistics: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications explores language by dissecting the phonemic aspects of various communication systems in order to identify similarities and pitfalls in the expression of meaning. With applications in a variety of areas, from psycholinguistics and cognitive science to computer science and artificial intelligence, this multivolume reference work will be of use to researchers, professionals, and educators on the cutting edge of language acquisition and communication science.

Rhetorical Accessability

In S. K. Miller-Cochran & R. Rodrigo (Eds.), Rhetorically rethinking usability: Theories, practices, and methodologies (pp. 167–189). Cresskill, NJ: Hampton Press. Eurostat. (2009). Prevalence percentages of disability by occupation, ...

Author: Lisa Meloncon

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351865265

Category: Psychology

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Rhetorical Accessability is the first text to bring the fields of technical communication and disability studies into conversation. The two fields also share a pragmatic foundation in their concern with accommodation and accessibility, that is, the material practice of making social and technical environments and texts as readily available, easy to use, and/or understandable as possible to as many people as possible, including those with disabilities. Through its concern with the pragmatic, theoretically grounded work of helping users interface effectively and seamlessly with technologies, the field of technical communication is perfectly poised to put the theoretical work of disability studies into practice. In other words, technical communication could ideally be seen as a bridge between disability theories and web accessibility practices. While technical communicators are ideally positioned to solve communication problems and to determine the best delivery method, those same issues are compounded when they are viewed through the dual lens of accessibility and disability. With the increasing use of wireless, expanding global marketplaces, increasing prevalence of technology in our daily lives, and ongoing changes of writing through and with technology, technical communicators need to be acutely aware of issues involved with accessibility and disability. This collection will advance the field of technical communication by expanding the conceptual apparatus for understanding the intersections among disability studies, technical communication, and accessibility and by offering new perspectives, theories, and features that can only emerge when different fields are brought into conversation with one another and is the first text to bring the fields of technical communication and disability studies into conversation with one another.

Digital Rhetoric

Eyman, Douglas. (2009). Usability: Methodology and design practice for writing processes and pedagogies. In Susan Miller-Cochran & Rochelle Rodgrigo (Eds.), Rhetorically rethinking usability (213–28). Cresskill, NJ: Hampton Press.

Author: Douglas Eyman

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 9780472052684

Category: Computers

Page: 163

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A survey of a range of disciplines whose practitioners are venturing into the new field of digital rhetoric, examining the history of the ways digital and networked technologies inhabit and shape traditional rhetorical practices as well as considering new rhetorics made possible by current technologies

Composition Rhetoric and Disciplinarity

Rhetorically Rethinking Usability: Theories, Practices, and Methodologies. New York: Hampton Press. Millward, Jody. 2008. “An Analysis of the National 'TYCA Research Initiative Survey Section III: Technology and Pedagogy' in Two-Year ...

Author: Rita Malenczyk

Publisher: University Press of Colorado

ISBN: 9781607326953

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 362

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Edited by four nationally recognized leaders of composition scholarship, Composition, Rhetoric, and Disciplinarity asks a fundamental question: can Composition and Rhetoric, as a discipline, continue its historical commitment to pedagogy without sacrificing equal attention to other areas, such as research and theory? In response, contributors to the volume address disagreements about what it means to be called a discipline rather than a profession or a field; elucidate tensions over the defined breadth of Composition and Rhetoric; and consider the roles of research and responsibility as Composition and Rhetoric shifts from field to discipline. Outlining a field with a complex and unusual formation story, Composition, Rhetoric, and Disciplinarity employs several lenses for understanding disciplinarity—theory, history, labor, and pedagogy—and for teasing out the implications of disciplinarity for students, faculty, institutions, and Composition and Rhetoric itself. Collectively, the chapters speak to the intellectual and embodied history leading to this point; to questions about how disciplinarity is, and might be, understood, especially with regard to Composition and Rhetoric; to the curricular, conceptual, labor, and other sites of tension inherent in thinking about Composition and Rhetoric as a discipline; and to the implications of Composition and Rhetoric’s disciplinarity for the future. Contributors: Linda Adler-Kassner, Elizabeth H. Boquet, Christiane Donahue, Whitney Douglas, Doug Downs, Heidi Estrem, Kristine Hansen, Doug Hesse, Sandra Jamieson, Neal Lerner, Jennifer Helene Maher, Barry Maid, Jaime Armin Mejía, Carolyn R. Miller, Kelly Myers, Gwendolynne Reid, Liane Robertson, Rochelle Rodrigo, Dawn Shepherd, Kara Taczak

The Cengage Guide to Research 2016 MLA Update

In Rhetorically Rethinking Usability. Ed. Susan Miller-Cochran and Rochelle Rodrigo. Cresskill, NJ: Hampton Press, 2009. Reproduced by permission. 2. Cahill, Lisa, and Rochelle Rodrigo.“Educational Usability in Online Writing Courses.

Author: Susan K. Miller-Cochran

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9781337517812

Category: Education

Page: 448

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Help students develop the research skills they need for success in academic, career, and everyday situations with THE CENGAGE GUIDE TO RESEARCH, 3rd Edition. Recognizing that technology is a part of daily life, the authors show students how to apply the research skills they use every day (buying a car or choosing a cell phone plan, for example) to academic and professional settings. Annotated student samples, research scenarios, and Techno Tips illustrate the how and why of researching and engage students with key research technologies important to success. This edition has been updated to reflect guidelines from the 2016 MLA HANDBOOK, Eighth Edition. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Rethinking Post Communist Rhetoric

Perspectives on Rhetoric, Writing, and Professional Communication in Post-Soviet Spaces Pavel Zemliansky, Kirk St.Amant ... The program also acquaints students with usability-testing methods, online documentation, XML, and Web 3.0.

Author: Pavel Zemliansky

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781498523387

Category: History

Page: 260

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This collection examines the different forces and factors that affect professional writing and communication practices in various social, economic, political, and technological contexts in the nations of the former Soviet Union and the former Eastern Bloc.

Disability Space Architecture A Reader

... and R. L. Rodrigo (eds) Rhetorically Rethinking Usability: Theories, Practices, and Methodologies, New York: Hampton Press. Available for download at: https://www.academia.edu/1569909/Disability_ Usability_Universal_Design Dolmage, ...

Author: Jos Boys

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781317197171

Category: Architecture

Page: 318

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Disability, Space, Architecture: A Reader takes a groundbreaking approach to exploring the interconnections between disability, architecture and cities. The contributions come from architecture, geography, anthropology, health studies, English language and literature, rhetoric and composition, art history, disability studies and disability arts and cover personal, theoretical and innovative ideas and work. Richer approaches to disability – beyond regulation and design guidance – remain fragmented and difficult to find for architectural and built environment students, educators and professionals. By bringing together in one place some seminal texts and projects, as well as newly commissioned writings, readers can engage with disability in unexpected and exciting ways that can vibrantly inform their understandings of architecture and urban design. Most crucially, Disability, Space, Architecture: A Reader opens up not just disability but also ability – dis/ability – as a means of refusing the normalisation of only particular kinds of bodies in the design of built space. It reveals how our everyday social attitudes and practices about people, objects and spaces can be better understood through the lens of disability, and it suggests how thinking differently about dis/ability can enable innovative and new kinds of critical and creative architectural and urban design education and practice.

Invasion of the MOOCs

By questioning, investigating, and ultimately testing the usability of course materials in MOOCs, educators, ... of usability adapted from Susan K. Miller-Cochran and Rochelle L. Rodrigo's Rhetorically Rethinking Usability: eories, ...

Author: Steven D. Krause

Publisher: Parlor Press LLC

ISBN: 9781602355361

Category: Education

Page: 254

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Leading proponents and critics articulate and debate the rapid rise of MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) as an educational and open access innovation

The Wadsworth Guide to Research

USABILITY TESTING 15 users will need different things from the application” (p. 158). Quesenbery (2001) also points out the need to accommodate ... “Educati0naI Usability in Online Writing Courses.” In Rhetorically Rethinking Usability.

Author: Susan K. Miller-Cochran

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9781133713722

Category: Education

Page: 432

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Develop the research skills you need for success in academic, career, and everyday situations with THE WADSWORTH GUIDE TO RESEARCH. Recognizing that technology is a part of your daily life, the authors will show you how to apply the research skills you use every day (buying a car, choosing a movie, etc.) to academic and professional settings. Annotated student samples, research scenarios, and Techno Tips show you the how and why of researching and the key research technologies important to success. Available with InfoTrac Student Collections http://gocengage.com/infotrac. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Women s Health Advocacy

Rhetorical Ingenuity for the 21st Century Jamie White-Farnham, Bryna Siegel Finer, Cathryn Molloy. support.html Anzaldúa, G. (2012). ... Rhetorically rethinking usability: Theories, practices, and methodologies. New York: Hampton Press.

Author: Jamie White-Farnham

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429574962

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 240

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Women’s Health Advocacy brings together academic studies and personal narratives to demonstrate how women use a variety of arguments, forms of writing, and communication strategies to effect change in a health system that is not only often difficult to participate in, but which can be actively harmful. It explicates the concept of rhetorical ingenuity—the creation of rhetorical means for specific and technical, yet extremely personal, situations. At a time when women’s health concerns are at the center of national debate, this rhetorical ingenuity provides means for women to uncover latent sources of oppression in women’s health and medicine and to influence matters of research, funding, policy, and everyday access to healthcare in the face of exclusion and disenfranchisement. This accessible collection will be inspiring reading for academics and students in health communication, medical humanities, and women’s studies, as well as for activists, patients, and professionals.

Key Theoretical Frameworks

In Rhetorically Rethinking Usability: Theories, Practices, and Methodologies, ed. Susan Miller-Cochran and Rochelle L. Rodrigo, 167–90. Cresskill, NJ: Hampton Press. Dolmage, Jay. 2014. Disability Rhetoric.

Author: Angela M. Haas

Publisher: University Press of Colorado

ISBN: 9781607327585

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 336

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Drawing on social justice methodologies and cultural studies scholarship, Key Theoretical Frameworks offers new curricular and pedagogical approaches to teaching technical communication. Including original essays by emerging and established scholars, the volume educates students, teachers, and practitioners on identifying and assessing issues of social justice and globalization. The collection provides a valuable resource for teachers new to translating social justice theories to the classroom by presenting concrete examples related to technical communication. Each contribution adopts a particular theoretical approach, explains the theory, situates it within disciplinary scholarship, contextualizes the approach from the author’s experience, and offers additional teaching applications. The first volume of its kind, Key Theoretical Frameworks links the theoretical with the pedagogical in order to articulate, use, and assess social justice frameworks for designing and teaching courses in technical communication. Contributors: Godwin Y. Agboka, Matthew Cox, Marcos Del Hierro, Jessica Edwards, Erin A. Frost, Elise Verzosa Hurley, Natasha N. Jones, Cruz Medina, Marie E. Moeller, Kristen R. Moore, Donnie Johnson Sackey, Gerald Savage, J. Blake Scott, Barbi Smyser-Fauble, Kenneth Walker, Rebecca Walton

Keywords in Writing Studies

In Rhetorically Rethinking Usability, ed. Susan Miller-Cochran and Rochelle L. Rodrigo, 167–90. Cresskill, NJ: Hampton Press. Dunn, Patricia A. 2001. Talking, Sketching, Moving: Multiple Literacies in the Teaching of Writing.

Author: Paul Heilker

Publisher: University Press of Colorado

ISBN: 9780874219746

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 224

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Keywords in Writing Studies is an exploration of the principal ideas and ideals of an emerging academic field as they are constituted by its specialized vocabulary. A sequel to the 1996 work Keywords in Composition Studies, this new volume traces the evolution of the field’s lexicon, taking into account the wide variety of theoretical, educational, professional, and institutional developments that have redefined it over the past two decades. Contributors address the development, transformation, and interconnections among thirty-six of the most critical terms that make up writing studies. Looking beyond basic definitions or explanations, they explore the multiple layers of meaning within the terms that writing scholars currently use, exchange, and question. Each term featured is a part of the general disciplinary parlance, and each is a highly contested focal point of significant debates about matters of power, identity, and values. Each essay begins with the assumption that its central term is important precisely because its meaning is open and multiplex. Keywords in Writing Studies reveals how the key concepts in the field are used and even challenged, rather than advocating particular usages and the particular vision of the field that they imply. The volume will be of great interest to both graduate students and established scholars.


She is a coeditor of Composition, Rhetoric, and Disciplinarity (Utah State, 2018); Rhetorically Rethinking Usability (Hampton, 2009); and Strategies for Teaching First- Year Composition (NCTE, 2002). She is also a coauthor of An ...

Author: Holly Hassel

Publisher: University Press of Colorado

ISBN: 9781646421428

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 282

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As teaching practices adapt to changing technologies, budgetary constraints, new student populations, and changing employment practices, writing programs remain full of people dedicated to helping students improve their writing. This edited volume offers strategies for implementing large- and small-scale changes in writing programs by focusing on transformations—the institutional, programmatic, curricular, and labor practices that work together to shape our teaching and learning experiences of writing and rhetoric in higher education. The collection includes chapters from multiple award-winning writing programs, including the recipients of the Two-Year College Association’s Outstanding Programs in English Award and the Conference on College Composition and Communication’s Writing Program Certificate of Excellence. These authors offer perspectives that demonstrate the deep work of transformation in writing programs and practices writ large, confirm the ways in which writing programs are connected to and situated within larger institutional and disciplinary contexts, and outline successful methods for navigating these contexts in order to transform the work. In using the prism of transformation as the organizing principle for the collection, Transformations offers a range of strategies for adapting writing programs so that they meet the needs of students and teachers in service of creating equitable, ethical literacy instruction in a range of postsecondary contexts. Contributors: Leah Anderst, Cynthia Baer, Ruth Benander, Mwangi Alex Chege, Jaclyn Fiscus-Cannaday, Joanne Giordano, Rachel Hall Buck, Sarah Henderson Lee, Allison Hutchinson, Lynee Lewis Gaillet, Jennifer Maloy, Neil Meyer, Susan Miller-Cochran, Ruth Osorio, Lori Ostergaard, Shyam Pandey, Cassie Phillips, Brenda Refaei, Heather Robinson, Shelley Rodrigo, Julia Romberger, Tiffany Rousculp, Megan Schoen, Paulette Stevenson

Mobility Work in Composition

“Creative Repetition, Rhetorical Sovereignty, and the 'Electric Pow Wow. ... In Rhetorically Rethinking Usability: Theories, Practices, and Methodologies, edited by Susan MillerCochran and Rochelle Rodrigo, 167–190. New York: Hampton.

Author: Bruce Horner

Publisher: University Press of Colorado

ISBN: 9781646420209

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 256

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Mobility Work in Composition explores work in composition from the framework of a mobilities paradigm that takes mobility to be the norm rather than the exception to a norm of stasis and stability. Both established and up-and-coming scholars bring a diversity of geographic, institutional, and research-based perspectives to the volume, which includes in-depth investigations of specific forms of mobility work in composition, as well as responses to and reflections on those explorations. Eight chapters present specific cases or issues of this work and twelve shorter response chapters follow, identifying key points of intersection and conflict in the arguments and posing new questions and directions to pursue. Addressing matters of knowledge transfer and meaning translation, immigrant literacy practices, design pedagogy, academic career changes, student websites, research methodologies, school literacy programs, and archives, Mobility Work in Composition asks what mobility in composition means and how, why, and for whom it might work. It will be of broad interest to students and scholars in rhetoric and composition. Contributors: Anis Bawarshi, Elizabeth Chamberlain, Patrick Danner, Christiane Donahue, Keri Epps, Eli Goldblatt, Rachel Gramer, Timothy Johnson, Jamila Kareem, Carmen Kynard, Rebecca Lorimer Leonard, Andrea Olinger, John Scenters-Zapico, Khirsten L. Scott, Mary P. Sheridan, Jody Shipka, Ann Shivers-McNair, Scott Wible, Rick Wysocki

Copy write

Porter co-authored The Ethics of Internet Research: A Rhetorical, Case-Based Process (Peter Lang, 2009). ... Technical Communication; Rhetorically Rethinking Usability: Theories, Practices, and Methodologies 385 Biographical Notes.

Author: Martine Courant Rife

Publisher: Parlor Press LLC

ISBN: 9781602352643

Category: Law

Page: 431

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Brings together stories, theories, and research that can further inform the ways in which writing teachers situate and address intellectual property issues in writing classrooms. The essays in the collection identify and describe a wide range of pedagogical strategies, consider theories, present research, explore approaches, and offer both cautionary tales and local and contextual successes.

Institutional Literacies

“The Rhetoric of Human- Computer Interaction.” In Rhetorically Rethinking Usability: Theories, Practices, and Methodologies, edited by Susan K. Miller- Cochran and Rochelle L. Rodrigo, 91– 104. Cresskill, NJ: Hampton Press.

Author: Stuart A. Selber

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226699486

Category: Education

Page: 272

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Information technologies have become an integral part of writing and communication courses, shaping the ways students and teachers think about and do their work. But, too often, teachers and other educational stakeholders take a passive or simply reactive role in institutional approaches to technologies, and this means they are missing out on the chance to make positive changes in their departments and on campus. Institutional Literacies argues that writing and communication teachers and program directors should collaborate more closely and engage more deeply with IT staff as technology projects are planned, implemented, and expanded. Teachers need to both analyze how their institutions approach information technologies and intervene in productive ways as active university citizens with relevant expertise. To help them do so, the book offers a three-part heuristic, reflecting the reality that academic IT units are complex and multilayered, with historical, spatial, and textual dimensions. It discusses six ways teachers can intervene in the academic IT work of their own institutions: maintaining awareness, using systems and services, mediating for audiences, participating as user advocates, working as designers, and partnering as researchers. With these strategies in hand, educators can be proactive in helping institutional IT approaches align with the professional values and practices of writing and communication programs.

Communicating Mobility and Technology

A Material Rhetoric for Persuasive Transportation Ehren Helmut Pflugfelder ... ̄ In Rhetorically Rethinking Usability: Theories, Practices and Methodologies, edited by Susan K. Miller-Cochran and Rochelle L. Roderigo, 15¥33.

Author: Ehren Helmut Pflugfelder

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317163626

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 178

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Winner of the 2018 CCCC Technical and Scientific Communication Award in the category of Best Book in Technical or Scientific Communication Responding to the effects of human mobility and crises such as depleting oil supplies, Ehren Helmut Pflugfelder turns specifically to automobility, a term used to describe the kinds of mobility afforded by autonomous, automobile-based movement technologies and their ramifications. Thus far, few studies in technical communication have explored the development of mobility technologies, the immense power that highly structured, environmentally significant systems have in the world, or the human-machine interactions that take place in such activities. Applying kinaesthetic rhetoric, a rhetoric that is sensitive to and developed from the mobile, material context of these technologies, Pflugfelder looks at transportation projects such as electric taxi cabs from the turn of the century to modern day, open-source vehicle projects, and a large case study of an autonomous, electric pod car network that ultimately failed. Kinaesthetic rhetoric illuminates how mobility technologies have always been persuasive wherever and whenever linguistic symbol systems and material interactions enroll us, often unconsciously, into regimes of movement and ways of experiencing the world. As Pflugfelder shows, mobility technologies involve networks of sustained arguments that are as durable as the bonds between the actors in their networks.

Contingent Faculty Publishing in Community Case Studies for Successful Collaborations

He is a graduate of the rhetoric and composition program at East Carolina University and the School of ... and she is also an editor of Rhetorically Rethinking Usability (2009) and Strategies for Teaching First-Year Composition (2002).

Author: L. Guglielmo

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137491626

Category: Education

Page: 138

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Contributors argue that the key to innovative teaching and scholarship lies in institutional support for the contingent labor force, and they encourage contingent faculty to organize self-mentoring groups, create venues for learning/disseminating their experiences and findings, and connect scholarship to service and teaching in novel ways.