Institutional Literacies: Engaging Academic IT Contexts for Writing and Communication

Institutional Literacies: Engaging Academic IT Contexts for Writing and Communication


Publication Title
Institutional Literacies
Publication/Creation Date
July 30 2020
Creators/Contributors
Stuart A. Selber (creator)
Persuasive Intent
Academic
Description
Abstract from University of Chicago Press:

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.
HCI Platform
Carryables
Location on Body
Hand
Technology Keywords
Information Technology
Source
https://press.uchicago.edu/ucp/books/book/chicago/I/bo50700010.html

Date archived
September 21 2020
Last edited
September 21 2020
How to cite this entry
Stuart A. Selber. (July 30 2020). "Institutional Literacies: Engaging Academic IT Contexts for Writing and Communication". Institutional Literacies. University of Chicago. Fabric of Digital Life. https://fabricofdigitallife.com/index.php/Detail/objects/4830