Globalization And The Cultural Impact On Technical Communication

Tiffany E. Price, Mary-Lynn Chambers

Abstract


Technical communication in a multi-cultural online classroom requires an important awareness when the instructor assumes a Western approach to the instructional experience. This paper explores how an intercultural classroom is changing, and how instructors are called to meet the needs of the ever-evolving technical communication field while preparing students of all national origins for the global work place. Through addressing the current advancements that are occurring in the technical communication field, suggestions are provided for adequate textbook selections that will ensure all students are capable of learning regardless of national origin, race, or preferred language, and recommendations are offered regarding instructor pedagogical adjustments that will further enable learning in an intercultural classroom. In the 21st century, many advancements are occurring in the technical communication field, and students of all national origins, race, and language preferences need to be able to connect with an instructor from the West who is wanting to prepare the students for the technical communication work field, post-graduation.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.19044/esj.2016.v12n10p%25p


European Scientific Journal (ESJ)

 

ISSN: 1857 - 7881 (Print)
ISSN: 1857 - 7431 (Online)

 

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