Room 42

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Room 42 is a new hybrid, taking the best parts of traditional webinars, interview-style podcasts, and online teaching to move us all in a new direction. In the room, you will find the leaders who are molding the new professionals and advancing the profession. Room 42 is where content professionals come share vetted, peer-reviewed research in and around content, writing, rhetoric, argumentation, analysis, linguistics, and more to help us all be better communicators.
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Latest Episodes…

  1. Add A to STEAM to Improve Comprehension

    Kylie M. Jacobsen is an Assistant Professor of Writing at Grand Valley State University. Her research focuses on user experience research methods in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Humanities, and Mathematics (STEAM)  environments, specifically analyzing the emotional journey of learning. In this episode, we talk about why ...

    2020-09-03

  2. Futures & Foundations of Tech Editing

    Dr. Joanna Schreiber is an Associate Professor of Technical and Professional Communication in the Writing and Linguistics Department at Georgia Southern University. Her research interests include project management, technical and professional communication programs, and technical editing. Her work has been published in Technical Communication Quarterly, Technical Communication, and the Journal ...

    2020-08-21

  3. Scalable Localization and the Psychology of Usability and Design

    Kirk St.Amant is a Professor and the Eunice C. Williamson Endowed Chair of Technical Communication at Louisiana Tech University, and he is also the Director of Louisiana Tech’s newly formed Center for Health and Medical Communication. His research focuses on the psychology of usability and applying cognitive models to understand ...

    2020-08-05

  4. Why Audience Contexts Matter to Content Creators

    Lisa Melonçon is a Professor of Technical and Professional Communication at the University of South Florida and incoming interim department chair in English. Her research focuses on programmatic issues in technical and professional communication as well as in user experience specific to health and medical settings. In Room 42, she'll be ...

    2020-07-27

  5. Practitioners, Research, and Journals

    Why should practitioners care about research and journals? Ah, that’s the question, isn’t it? George Hayhoe worked a technical communicator in industry for 17 years, taught for 19 years, and has always spent part his career editing journals like STC’s Technical Communication and the IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication. He has ...

    2020-07-10