Internet-Based Workplace Communications: Industry and Academic Applications

Internet-Based Workplace Communications: Industry and Academic Applications

Kirk St.Amant (East Carolina University, USA) and Pavel Zemliansky (James Madison University, USA)
Release Date: October, 2004|Copyright: © 2005 |Pages: 350
ISBN13: 9781591405214|ISBN10: 1591405211|EISBN13: 9781591405238|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-521-4


Internet-Based Workplace Communications: Industry and Academic Applications examines the different ways in which online media are becoming a part of and affecting educational and professional writing practices. By overvieiwng how Internet-based technologies affect the communication process, this timely book provides educators with a synopsis of the tools and techniques that could be applied to a variety of educational and professional activities. Similarly, by covering the uses of online media in communication education, this book provides employers with insights related to the Internet-related discourse skills of prospective employees. This book serves as a bridge between educational developments and industry practices, and readers from a broad range of backgrounds learn of different concepts, technologies, and techniques that can affect the online communication process.

Reviews and Testimonials

Though most of the essays target academics, business professionals with a reflective bent will be able to apply the [content] in the workplace. Recommended.

– D. Truty, CHOICE, April 2005

In Internet-Based Workplace Communications: Industry and Academic Applications, Kirk St. Amant and Pavel Zemliansky have compiled a work that helps would-be technical writers prepare for a world of telework and remote teams. [It] is a commendable collection, a fair read for student and veteran technical communicators alike.

– Gary Hernandez in Technical Communication, Volume 53, Number 1, 2006

Internet-Based Workplace Communications is certainly useful to technical and professional communication educators seeking to rethink instructional practices in light of new online technologies. It offers much food for thought about how technologies affect writing and learning in professional and technical communication instruction.

– Jessica Reyman, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Kirk St.Amant is an Associate Professor of Technical and Professional Communication in the Department of English at East Carolina University. He has a background in anthropology, international government, and technical communication, and his research interests include intercultural exchanges via online media and international outsourcing. He has taught online and conventional courses in technical and professional communication and in intercultural communication for Texas Tech University, Mercer University, and James Madison University. He has also taught courses in e-commerce, distance education, and business communication in Ukraine as a part of the USAID-sponsored Consortium for the Enhancement of Ukrainian Management Education (CEUME).
Pavel Zemliansky, PhD, is an Associate Professor of writing and rhetoric at James Madison University where he also directs the first-year composition program. Dr. Zemliansky teaches courses in composition, visual and digital rhetoric, and methods of teaching writing. He has published several books and numerous book chapters and journal articles on rhetoric and the teaching of writing.