chapter  6
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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.