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ERIC Number: EJ1079937
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Jul
Pages: 24
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0047-2816
Filter. Remix. Make.: Cultivating Adaptability through Multimodality
Dusenberry, Lisa; Hutter, Liz; Robinson, Joy
Journal of Technical Writing and Communication, v45 n3 p299-322 Jul 2015
This article establishes traits of adaptable communicators in the 21st century, explains why adaptability should be a goal of technical communication educators, and shows how multimodal pedagogy supports adaptability. Three examples of scalable, multimodal assignments (infographics, research interviews, and software demonstrations) that evidence this philosophy are discussed in detail. Asking students to communicate multimodally drives them to effectively filter information, remix modes, and remake practices that are core characteristics of adaptable communicators. Beyond teaching students how to teach themselves as an essential part of living in an information society, contending with new and unfamiliar tools also prepares students for their roles as empathic mediators in the workplace.
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Language: English
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