This paper focuses on professional writers’ technological skills. Results from our nation-wide survey reveal that professional writing requires various technological skills: production of documents of different formats, knowledge on hypertext and new web genres, use of multiple ICTs. The observations are put into context with an analysis of technology-related writing courses at university level. Building on the case of Ontario universities, we demonstrate that university courses allow future professional writers to acquire some of the technological skills that are expected of them.
Available online: 2014-10-03
Goulet, M.-J., & Pelletier, L. (2014). Les compétences technologiques des rédacteurs professionnels : résultats d’un sondage pancanadien et analyse des cours offerts dans les universités ontariennes. International Journal of Technologies in Higher Education, 11(1), 61-72. https://doi.org/10.18162/ritpu.2014.245