ERIC Number: ED478117
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003
Tracing the History of Technical Communication from 1850-2000: Plus a Series of Survey Studies.
McDowell, Earl E.
This research focuses on the history of technical communication since 1850, with a specific focus on the technological changes that occurred between 1900 and 1950. This paper also discusses the development of professional technical communication organizations and the development of technical communication programs at the bachelor, masters, and doctoral levels. Finally, the research reports on three surveys completed since 2000. The results indicate that over 200 college and universities offer degrees and certificates in Technical Communication. In addition, two studies which focus on Society for Technical Communication (STC) members and STC students' perceptions of certification in technical communication areas are discussed. (Contains 5 tables and 33 references.) (Author/RS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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