Teaching Technical Communication to a Global Online Student Audience
For at least the last 17 years, an active dialogue has been taking place in technical
communication journals, at conferences, and on e-mail lists, about the importance
of preparing students for a globalized workplace. We have talked about raising
awareness of cultural differences in communication strategies and preferences,
increasing the students’ ability to write for diverse audiences, and using materials
that reflect the realities of international and intercultural communication. Now
it’s time to practice what we preach and internationalize our classes.