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Institutional literacies : engaging academic IT contexts for writing and communication

Author: Stuart A Selber
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2020.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Selber, Stuart A.
Institutional literacies.
Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, 2020
(DLC) 2020008791
(OCoLC)1117933878
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Stuart A Selber
ISBN: 9780226699486 022669948X
OCLC Number: 1181840735
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 266 pages)
Contents: Preface --
1. Situating Academic IT --
2. Historicizing Academic IT --
3. Spatializing Academic IT --
4. Textualizing Academic IT --
5. Engaging Academic IT --
References --
Index.
Responsibility: Stuart A. Selber.

Abstract:

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.

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