TWC5/421: Principles of Technical Communication
Arizona State University, Polytechnic Campus
Fall 2008

Course Texts & Resources


There is no required textbook for the course. After week three project proposals, we research appropriate and credible sources for your work together.


Online and PDF Readings -- via MyASU w/ Password, under "Course Documents":

Chandler, H. E. (2001). "The complexity of online groups: A case study of asynchronous distributed collaboration." ACM Journal of Computer Documentation, 25(1), 17-24.

Graveline, A., Geisler, C., and Danchak, M. "Teaming Together Apart: Emergent Patterns of Media Use in Collaboration at a Distance." Proceedings of the IEEE International Professional Communication Conference, 2000.

Schriver, Karen. "How Documents Engage Readers' Thinking and Feeling." Dynamics in Document Design. New York: John Wiley & Sons, 1997.

Copyright Law of the United States of America:
Title 17 of the United States Code [PDF and HTML versions]
§ 101. Definitions
§ 102. Subject matter of copyright
§ 107. Limitations on exclusive rights: Fair Use


Resources

ASU East computer lab: CNTR150 Computing Commons Site 
Hours, availability, your AFS (M:) drive, software, and support
Setting up your ASU web space: Resources > Web Space @ ASU
When you're ready to upload: Resources > Tips on Uploading

Writing Resources

Purdue University's Online Writing Lab

Web Design & HTML Guides

ASU Jukebox: Resources > HTML/Design Tools
Lynda.com
WebMonkey
Yale C/AIM Style Guide
The World Wide Web Consortium

Accessibility Resources

ASU Jukebox: Resources > Accessibility
Usability.gov
Federal Web Accessibility Standards (summary)
Center for Applied Special Technology

Usability Resources

ASU Jukebox: Resources > Web Usability
STC Usability SIG 

Intellectual Property Resources

U.S. Copyright Act of 1976
* § 107. Limitations on exclusive rights: Fair use
Digital Future Coalition
Copyright in Visual Arts

Technical Communication Resources

The EServer TC Library
Society for Technical Communication (STC)