The Activist Syllabus as Technical Communication and the Technical Communicator as Curator of Public Intellectualism
Recently, educators have created crowdsourced syllabi using social media. Activist syllabi are digitally circulated public collections of knowledge and knowledge-making about events and social movements. As technical communicators, we can function as curators of public intellectualism by providing accessibility and usability guidance for these activist syllabi in collaboration with activist syllabi creators. In turn, technical communicators can work with syllabi creators as a coalitional social justice strategy to enhance the circulation of these activist syllabi.
Technical Communication Quarterly
Bivens, K. M., Cole, K., & Heilig, L. (2020). The activist syllabus as technical communication and the technical communicator as curator of public intellectualism. Technical Communication Quarterly, 29(1), 70-89. https://doi.org/10.1080/10572252.2019.1635211
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Article published in Technical Communication Quarterly, volume 29, issue 1, 2020, pages 70-89. https://doi.org/10.1080/10572252.2019.1635211