This collection of essays, edited by Rachel Spilka, addresses changes within the field of Technical Communication, and asks what those changes mean for scholars and practitioners. As technical (or professional) communication expands its focus in the 21st century to include tools, skills, and technologies beyond its traditional scope, the collection gathers together well-known technical communication specialists to ask what "literacy" might mean in this new context. Though the introduction at one point says that the anthology wishes to address "any type of literacy affected by technology of all types " (p. 7), the primary focus is clear: digital literacy. The introduction defines the term as the need to work in and with digital technology; to critically examine its impact on practice; and to consider the myriad of contexts that affect such a literacy (p. 8).
"Review of Digital Literacy for Technical Communication: 21st Century Theory and Practice. Edited by Rachel Spilka. New York: Routledge. 2010. 272 pages.,"
Journal of Rhetoric, Professional Communication, and Globalization: Vol. 1
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