Using social media for collective knowledge-making: Technical communication between the global north and south

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Abstract

This article examines changing social media practices, arguing that technical communicators and teachers understand their roles as mediators of information and communication technologies. Drawing on a case study growing out of a colloquium on technology diffusion and communication between the Global North and South, the author proposes that technical communicators be attentive to the participatory nature of social media while not assuming that social media replace the dynamics of face-to-face human interaction.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)22-34
Number of pages13
JournalTechnical Communication Quarterly
Volume23
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Education
  • Communication

Keywords

  • ICT
  • case studies
  • collective knowledge production
  • global north and south
  • social media

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