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ERIC Number: EJ1079879
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Jul
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0047-2816
Theorycrafting the Classroom: Constructing the Introductory Technical Communication Course as a Game
Finseth, Carly
Journal of Technical Writing and Communication, v45 n3 p243-260 Jul 2015
When games are approached as a pedagogical methodology, the homologies between games and technical communication are highlighted: pedagogy that teaches people to play and succeed within certain confines; classroom assessment that provides meaningful feedback to encourage self-improvement; instructional design that incorporates gaming theory and game design principles; and usability to ensure optimum success. This article provides an overview of these topics for instructors to consider when designing a technical writing course as a game.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Texas
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