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Revue internationale des technologies en pédagogie universitaire

International Journal of Technologies in Higher Education

Les compétences technologiques des rédacteurs professionnels : résultats d’un sondage pancanadien et analyse des cours offerts dans les universités ontariennes

The technical skills of professional writers: results of a panCanadian survey and analysis of courses offered by Ontario universities
Marie-Josée Goulet - Université du Québec en Outaouais, CANADA
Laurence Pelletier - Université du Québec en Outaouais, CANADA
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Abstract

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

DOI : https://doi.org/10.18162/ritpu.2014.245

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