Writing Technology

theories of writing, in ignoring the Technology Question, are making just such a
claim, albeit implicitly. For scholars, transparency, like common sense, is, or
should be, suspect. Just as the commonsense idea often masks complex
ideological ...

Author: Christina Haas

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136687549

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 304

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Academic and practitioner journals in fields from electronics to business to language studies, as well as the popular press, have for over a decade been proclaiming the arrival of the "computer revolution" and making far-reaching claims about the impact of computers on modern western culture. Implicit in many arguments about the revolutionary power of computers is the assumption that communication, language, and words are intimately tied to culture -- that the computer's transformation of communication means a transformation, a revolutionizing, of culture. Moving from a vague sense that writing is profoundly different with different material and technological tools to an understanding of how such tools can and will change writing, writers, written forms, and writing's functions is not a simple matter. Further, the question of whether -- and how -- changes in individual writers' experiences with new technologies translate into large-scale, cultural "revolutions" remains unresolved. This book is about the relationship of writing to its technologies. It uses history, theory and empirical research to argue that the effects of computer technologies on literacy are complex, always incomplete, and far from unitary -- despite a great deal of popular and even scholarly discourse about the inevitability of the computer revolution. The author argues that just as computers impact on discourse, discourse itself impacts technology and explains how technology is used in educational settings and beyond. The opening chapters argue that the relationship between writing and the material world is both inextricable and profound. Through writing, the physical, time-and-space world of tools and artifacts is joined to the symbolic world of language. The materiality of writing is both the central fact of literacy and its central puzzle -- a puzzle the author calls "The Technology Question" -- that asks: What does it mean for language to become material? and What is the effect of writing and other material literacy technologies on human thinking and human culture? The author also argues for an interdisciplinary approach to the technology question and lays out some of the tenets and goals of technology studies and its approach to literacy. The central chapters examine the relationship between writing and technology systematically, and take up the challenge of accounting for how writing -- defined as both a cognitive process and a cultural practice -- is tied to the material technologies that support and constrain it. Haas uses a wealth of methodologies including interviews, examination of writers' physical interactions with texts, think-aloud protocols, rhetorical analysis of discourse about technology, quasi-experimental studies of reading and writing, participant-observer studies of technology development, feature analysis of computer systems, and discourse analysis of written artifacts. Taken as a whole, the results of these studies paint a rich picture of material technologies shaping the activity of writing and discourse, in turn, shaping the development and use of technology. The book concludes with a detailed look at the history of literacy technologies and a theoretical exploration of the relationship between material tools and mental activity. The author argues that seeing writing as an embodied practice -- a practice based in culture, in mind, and in body -- can help to answer the "technology question." Indeed, the notion of embodiment can provide a necessary corrective to accounts of writing that emphasize the cultural at the expense of the cognitive, or that focus on writing as only an act of mind. Questions of technology, always and inescapably return to the material, embodied reality of literate practice. Further, because technologies are at once tools for individual use and culturally-constructed systems, the study of technology can provide a fertile site in which to examine the larger issue of the relationship of culture and cognition.

Using Technology to Enhance Writing

Loaded with techniques for helping students brainstorm, plan, and organize their writing, this handbook troubleshoots issues students face when writing in a printed versus digital context and teaches them how to read in multiple mediums.

Author: Richard E. Ferdig

Publisher: Solution Tree Press

ISBN: 9781936764983

Category: Education

Page: 160

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Sharpen your students’ communication skills while integrating digital tools into writing instruction. Loaded with techniques for helping students brainstorm, plan, and organize their writing, this handbook troubleshoots issues students face when writing in a printed versus digital context and teaches them how to read in multiple mediums. You’ll find tips for sharing writing, getting interactive feedback, incorporating grammar instruction, and more.

Modern Technology of Printing Writing Inks with Formulae Processes 2nd Revised Edition

The book contains addresses of raw material suppliers, plant & machinery suppliers with their Photographs. This book will be a mile stone for the entrepreneurs, existing units, libraries etc.

Author: NIIR Board of Consultants & Engineers

Publisher: ASIA PACIFIC BUSINESS PRESS Inc.

ISBN: 9788178330822

Category: Ink

Page: 480

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Ink is a liquid or paste that contains pigments or dyes and is used to colour a surface to produce an image, text, or design. Ink is used for drawing or writing with a pen, brush, or quill. Thicker inks, in paste form, are used extensively in letterpress and lithographic printing. Ink can be a complex medium, composed of solvents, pigments, dyes, resins, lubricants, solubilizers, surfactants, particulate matter, fluorescents, and other materials. The components of inks serve many purposes; the ink’s carrier, colorants, and other additives affect the flow and thickness of the ink and its appearance when dry. India is among the fast growing printing & writing ink markets globally spurred by the rapid expansion of the domestic print markets. Backed by a strong demand from key end user segments such as package printing, newsprint, publishing and other commercial printing, the printing ink market in India has registered strong growth over the years. The printing ink industry is fragmented with hundreds of manufacturers and a large number of players in the unorganised sector. Printing ink sector in India witnessed a growth of around 7.5% per annum during the Past years. Printed packaging accounts for around 27% of the demand for printing inks in India followed by newspapers at 20%. Commercial printing/promotional and printed advertising together account for around 19% of the demand. Other key end user segments for printing inks include books and stationery. With the print sector forecast to grow at around 8% per annum, in coming years, printing ink segment is expected to grow strongly. This handbook is designed for use by everyone engaged in the printing & writing ink industry and the associated industries. It provides all the information required by the ink technical for the day-to-day formulation of inks. It supplies the details of the manufacturing methods, including large-scale production, and gives guidance on achieving quality assessment and total quality management specifications. The book also describes properties and uses of the raw materials used in the formulation of printing & writing inks. The major content of the book are the colour and colour matching, raw materials, printing inks, ink formulations, applications problems, writing inks, project profile, how to estimate, order & handle ink, testing of writing & miscellaneous inks, testing of printing inks, rollers, waterborne inkjet inks. The book contains addresses of raw material suppliers, plant & machinery suppliers with their Photographs. This book will be a mile stone for the entrepreneurs, existing units, libraries etc.

The Best of Technology Writing 2007

These essays explore a wide range of intriguing topics--from the online habits of urban moms to the digital future of movie production.

Author: Steven Levy

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 0472032666

Category: Science

Page: 375

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Offering a collection as imaginative and compelling as its dynamic subject, "The Best of Technology Writing 2007" captures the versatility and verve of technology writing today. These essays explore a wide range of intriguing topics--from the online habits of urban moms to the digital future of movie production.

Good Style

This new edition also includes information on writing for the web and additional examples of how to express medical and life-science information.

Author: John Kirkman

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134283958

Category: Education

Page: 160

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Good Style explains the tactics that can be used to write technical material in a coherent, readable style. It discusses in detail the choices of vocabulary, phrasing and sentence structure and each piece of advice is based on evidence of the styles prefered by technical readers and supported by many examples of writing from a variety of technical contexts. John Kirkman draws from his many years of experience lecturing on communication studies in Europe, the USA, the Middle East and Hong Kong, both in academic programmes and in courses for large companies, research centres and government departments. Good Style has become a standard reference book on the shelf of students of science, technology and computing and is an essential aid to all professionals whose work involves writing of reports, papers, guides, manuals or on-screen texts. This new edition also includes information on writing for the web and additional examples of how to express medical and life-science information.

Labor Writing Technologies and the Shaping of Composition in the Academy

Earlier versions of these chapters were presented at the third Thomas R . Watson
Conference on Rhetoric and Composition : Labor , Writing Technologies , and
the Shaping of Composition in the Academy ( which was held at the University of
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Author: Pamela Takayoshi

Publisher: Hampton Press (NJ)

ISBN: STANFORD:36105123287695

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 349

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The changing nature of the workforce and the increasing presence of technologies in composition studies promise to affect not only the ways we work, but the very shape of the discipline. This volume takes on the challenge of thinking about the intersections of work, technology, and composition studies in ways that are unprecedented. These areas interact in numerous and significant ways, yet the focus is often on the concepts in isolation from one another. Authors in this collection explore technology and labor issues across a range of institutional locations to focus on working as scholars, administrators (of writing programs, writing across the curriculum programs, assessment programs), teachers, workers held accountable to bureaucrats, and gendered and raced workers, and the future roles compositions will adopt in the university and how technology affects those identities. The chapters address the nature of composition labor in a technological society, the new geographies of composition, variety of identity and agency that are enabled and denied, academic labor outside the classroom and academy, and how virtuality impacts labor. They provide varied perspectives on what issues are [of] import and alert researchers and teachers that a serious consideration of labor and writing technologies are needed to expand notions of what composition studies can and must be. --Publisher's description.

Postmodern Sublime

Focusing on works by Norman Mailer, Thomas Pynchon, Joseph McElroy, and Don DeLillo, Joseph Tabbi finds that a simultaneous attraction to and repulsion from technology has produced a powerful new mode of modern writing—the technological ...

Author: Joseph Tabbi

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 9781501717642

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 256

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Focusing on works by Norman Mailer, Thomas Pynchon, Joseph McElroy, and Don DeLillo, Joseph Tabbi finds that a simultaneous attraction to and repulsion from technology has produced a powerful new mode of modern writing—the technological sublime.

Virtual Collaborative Writing in the Workplace Computer Mediated Communication Technologies and Processes

Computer-Mediated Communication Technologies and Processes Hewett, Beth
L., Robidoux, Charlotte ... settings, but it does so using CMC technology in a
collaborative manner—engaging virtual collaboration among the editors and
writers.

Author: Hewett, Beth L.

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781605669953

Category: Computers

Page: 516

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"This book investigates the use of computer-mediated communication technologies and collaborative processes to facilitate effective interdependent collaboration in writing projects, especially in virtual workplace settings"--Provided by publisher.

Teaching the New Writing

In this innovative guide, real teachers share their stories, successful practices, and vivid examples of their students’ creative and expository writing from online and multimedia projects, such as blogs, wikis, podcasts, electronic ...

Author: Anne Herrington

Publisher: Teachers College Press

ISBN: 0807749648

Category: Education

Page: 228

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How has the teaching of writing changed in the 21st century? In this innovative guide, real teachers share their stories, successful practices, and vivid examples of their students’ creative and expository writing from online and multimedia projects, such as blogs, wikis, podcasts, electronic poetry, and more. The book also addresses assessment: How can teachers navigate the reductive definitions of writing in current national and statewide testing? What are teachers’ goals for their students’ learning—and how have they changed in the past 20 years? What is “the new writing”? How do digital writers revise and publish? What are the implications for the future of writing instruction? The contributing authors are teachers from public, independent, rural, urban, and suburban schools. Whether writing instructors embrace digital literacy now or see the inevitable future ahead, this groundbreaking book (appropriate for the elementary through college level) will both instruct and inspire.

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Works on authorship in engineering , science , and technology are entered under
Technical writing . UF Reports , Scientific Reports , Technical Scientific reports BT
Technical literature - Abbreviations of titles BT Abbreviations - Cataloging ...

Author: Library of Congress

Publisher:

ISBN: OSU:32435050377852

Category: Subject headings, Library of Congress

Page:

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Writing Assessment and the Revolution in Digital Texts and Technologies

This text provides an innovative new framework for the formative and holistic assessment of students' digital writing.

Author: Michael R. Neal

Publisher: Teachers College Press

ISBN: 0807770752

Category: Education

Page: 153

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This text provides an innovative new framework for the formative and holistic assessment of students' digital writing. It also addresses the rapid evolution of writing assessment tools, analyzing the research in clear terms for both techno-phobic and techno-savvy teachers. The author critiques computer automated scoring of student writing, for example, but also considers the possibilities and potential of the future of technology assisted assessments.

The New Writing Environment

The New Writing Environment examines the knowledge that is needed in order to develop, use and evaluate computer-based writing environments.

Author: Mike Sharples

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781447114826

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 278

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Information technology is changing the way we write. Special features such as outliners, spelling checkers and graphic facilities have transformed word processors into document processors; document processors have, in turn, integrated with other electronic resources such as e-mail and the Internet to provide a complete writing environment. The New Writing Environment examines the knowledge that is needed in order to develop, use and evaluate computer-based writing environments. The emphasis is firmly on practical issues: tasks performed by writers at work, problems they encounter, and documents they actually produce. Writing is defined within a wide social and organisational context, in order to give an accurate assessment of how the new technology affects the social and cooperative aspects of authorship. The result is a wide-ranging and comprehensive assessment of the relationship between writing and computers.

Writing in Motion

King is also conversant in philosophy, and some of his most influential dances have been dedicated to and in dialogue with the work of such philosophers as Susanne K. Langer, Edmund Husserl and Friedrich Nietzsche.

Author: Kenneth King

Publisher: Wesleyan University Press

ISBN: 9780819566133

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 198

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Kenneth King is one of America’s most inventive postmodern choreographers. His dancing has always reflected his interest in language and technology, combining movement with film, machines, lighting and words both spoken and written. King is also conversant in philosophy, and some of his most influential dances have been dedicated to and in dialogue with the work of such philosophers as Susanne K. Langer, Edmund Husserl and Friedrich Nietzsche. Since the 1960s, he has performed his dance to texts both spoken and prerecorded—texts intended to stand separately as literary works. Writing in Motion spans more than thirty years and is collected here for the first time. It includes essays, performance scripts of King’s own work, art criticism, philosophy and cultural commentary. Dense with movement, these writings explode and reconfigure the familiar, crack syntax open, and invent startling new words. Dancing, to King, is “writing in space," and writing is a dance of ideas. Whether referencing Aristotle, Langer, Simone de Beauvoir, MTV, Maurice Blanchot or Marshall McLuhan, King’s delightfully lavish prose is very much “in motion.”

Writing and Updating Technology Plans

Author: John M. Cohn

Publisher: Neal Schuman Pub

ISBN: STANFORD:36105028530025

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 101

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Describes how to develop a technology plan, maintain it, and use it as leverage in grant and budget applications, and includes on the CD-ROM plans developed in public, school, academic, and special libraries.

Nonacademic Writing

In this volume, methodological, cultural, technological, and political boundaries felt by writers are analyzed, translated, and challenged in a way that will appeal to researchers, theorists, graduate students, instructors, and managerial ...

Author: Ann Hill Duin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136689512

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 408

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In this volume, methodological, cultural, technological, and political boundaries felt by writers are analyzed, translated, and challenged in a way that will appeal to researchers, theorists, graduate students, instructors, and managerial audiences. Instead of extracting rules from previous research, the contributors, working from multidisciplinary perspectives, describe and analyze the social and technological contexts surrounding nonacademic writing. Their essays present a formative rather than summative outlook toward future research on nonacademic writing. Collectively, these chapters articulate a unique perspective toward nonacademic writing that considers: * The centrality of emerging communications technologies in nonacademic writing research and the need for a socio-technological perspective. New technologies reshape the concept of text and significantly impact the writing process and written products in nonacademic settings. * The relationship between the academy and the workplace. A number of chapters challenge us -- sometimes from opposing perspectives -- to scrutinize our role as writing educators in preparing students for the workplace. Should we support the interests of corporate employers, or should we resist those interests? Should we enculturate students in workplace writing practices by placing them in these environments, or should we examine the tacit knowledge gained by workplace professionals and deliver this via classroom instruction? * New theory, new research agendas. Contributors from diverse fields offer new theoretical lenses or use established lenses in innovative ways, expanding the agenda for nonacademic writing research. This volume represents the vision the social landscape demands for research and pedagogy in nonacademic writing.

Writing Speaking in Technology Professions

This book delivers concrete advice from foremost experts on how to write technical documents that are clear and effect ive, give oral presentations more confidently, present information visually using graphics, and much more.

Author: David F. Beer

Publisher: Wiley-IEEE Press

ISBN: UOM:39015040654454

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 267

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Did you know that technology professionals spend 20 percent to 50 percent of their time communicating with others? This book delivers concrete advice from foremost experts on how to write technical documents that are clear and effect ive, give oral presentations more confidently, present information visually using graphics, and much more.