Review our 25 year history of research in communicating with digital media and genres. Bibliography of more than 50 books, articles, and conference papers outlining IMRL's 25 years of research. Path leading to blogs and videos dedicated to helping good writers become professional writers and professional writers become digital gurus. Image used to act as spacer for bottom of
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ReaderCentric Writing for Digital Media: Theory and Practice. Amityville , New York: Baywood Press, 2014. Click to see selected excerpts.

A Map from Good Writing to Professional Communication in the 21st Century. Corpus Christi, TX: DigitalMedia R&D, 2016 (in publication) See sample excerpts.

"Evaluating The Relevance of eBooks to Corporate Communication." Symposium on Communicating Complex Information, February 23–24, 2015, Greenville NC, USA. Click to see abstract and introduction.

“Reader-Centric Writing for a Prosumer Market: Effectively Using Professional Writers to Create and Maintain Content and Metadata in digital media.” Chapter 19 in Frameworks of IT Prosumption for Business Development. New York: IGI Global. August, 2013. Click to see abstract and introduction.

“ReaderCentric Writing for the Prosumer Marketplace: Proposing a New, Content-Based Information Architecture Model.” Communication Design Quarterly, April 2013, Vol. 1, issue III. Click to see abstract and introduction

“Chapter 2 -- Combining Rhetorical Theory with Usability Theory to Evaluate Quality of Writing in Web-Based Texts.” In Usability of Complex Information Systems: Evaluation of User Interaction. Brian and Stills, eds. New York: CRC Press, 2011, pps. 17-47. Abstract and Excerpts.

“Impact of Innovation on Writing in the Creative Economy” in Journal of Technical Writing and Communication. Vol. 40-2, Feb 2011. Abstract and Introduction.

“Finding the Fingerprints in the Bush Memo Fonts . 2006. Study (click back arrow to return)

“A Next Generation of Digital Genres: Expanding Documentation into Animation and Virtual Reality.” in Proceedings of the 22nd Annual International Conference on Design of Communication, Memphis, October 2004. See complete article.

“How Genre Choices Effect Learning in a Digital Environment.”in Journal of Engineering Education, October 2003 (With C.E. Hailey). See entire article.

"Thermodynamic Cycles: A Multimedia, Independent Study Course." in Computers in Education Journal, November 2002 (with C.E. Hailey). See abstract.

"Genre Theory, Engineering Education, and Circumventing Internet Bandwidth Problems." Proceedings from the 2002 IEEE/ASEE Conference, Boston, November 2002 (with C.E. Hailey). See article here.

"Genre Theory, Technology, and Knowledge Distribution." in Proceedings of the 2002 IPCC Conference, Portland, September 2002 (with C.E. Hailey).

"Overview of a Distributed-Hard-Drive-Based Educational Plan." in Proceedings of the 2002 ASEE Gulf-Southwest Annual Conference, The University of Louisiana at Lafayette, March 2002 (with C.E. Hailey). See complete article here.

“Preserving Important Processes Before They Are Lost.” in Proceedings of 2001 Annual Conference of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, May 2001.

“Online Education Horror Stories Worthy of Halloween.” in special issue of Computers and Composition, Winter 2001.

“Virtual English at USU: a Five Year Journey.” in Computers and Composition Online, Spring 2000.

“A Case for Monster Media.”in Proceedings for the Annual IEEE/SIG-DOC Conference, Autumn 2000

“Evaluation of Student Preferences and Learning Outcomes of Computer Based Teaching for a Manufacturing Processes Laboratory.” in Proceedings of the Annual Conference and Exposition of the American Society for Engineering Education, July 1998, 1-14.

“Evaluation of Instructional Design of Computer-Based Teaching Modules for a Manufacturing Processes Laboratory.” in Journal of Engineering Education, June 2000 (with C.E. Hailey).

“Hypermedia, Multimedia, and Reader Cognition: An Empirical Study.” in Technical Communication: Journal for the Society of Technical Communication. vol 45/3, Summer 1998, 330-42 (with C.E. Hailey). See abstract and introduction here.

“The Heuristic Value of the Help File: Combining Rhetorical Frameworks with Technical Skills to Teach Help File Authoring.” in Computers and Composition, vol 14/3, Spring 1998, 429-44.

“Examining Industry Needs and Building a Multimedia Technical Writing Program to Match.” in Text Technology, 3-29, Winter 1997. See Paper/

Conferences

"20 Years of Teaching Online: What Worked for Us" Amityville. Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association Conference, Santa Fe, NM, Oct 2015 See paper.

“Best tool for the Job: How to Select an Appropriate eBook Format. IEEE-IPCC conference Oct. 2012. Orlando, FL.

“Rise of eBook Technologies in the Corporate Environment. Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association Conference. Oct. 2012. Boulder, CO.

“One Size No Longer Fits All: New Metrics for Digital Content.” Technical Communication Summit ’11, Sacramento CA.

“User-centric, Persuasion-centric, and Quality-centric: Reader-Centric Writing for Digital Media. Conference of the Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association, October 2011.

“Using Discussion Forums for Designing Tests and Running them on Digital Content.” 2010 Conference on College Composition and Communication Convention, March 2010.

“A Rubric for Evaluating Content in Complex, Digital Documents.” Computers and Composition SIG (7Cs), at the Conference on College Composition and Communication Convention, March 2010.

“Internet Illiteracy: How We Got Here, How We Stay Here.” Popular Culture with Composition Studies. New Orleans, LA, 2009.

“Angry Rhetoric in a Political Atmosphere.” Southwest Texas Popular Culture Association, February 28, 2009.

PANEL: “Changing our Descriptions of Patterns in Human Discourse in the Face of New Media and New Genres.” Popular Culture with Composition Studies. San Francisco, March 2008.

“The Impact of Creativity and Innovation on Outsourcing and Offshoring of Technical Communications Jobs.” Annual Conference of the CPTSC, October 2008

PANEL: “Changing our Descriptions of Patterns in Human Discourse in the Face of New Media and New Genres.” Popular Culture with Composition Studies. San Francisco, March 2008

“Deep Mining for Appropriate Genres: Suggesting a New Rhetorical Approach for Evaluating Digital Documents.” Southwest Texas Popular Culture Association, February 2008.

“Organic Texts.” Annual Association for Teachers of Technical Writing, San Francisco, March 2005 (invited).

“A Next Generation of Digital Genres: Expanding Documentation into Animation and Virtual Reality.” 22nd Annual International Conference on Design of Communication, Memphis, October 2004.

“Genre Theory, Engineering Education, and Circumventing Internet Bandwidth Problems." 2002 ASEE Conference, Boston, November 2002.

“Genre Theory, Technology, and Knowledge Distribution." the 2002 IPCC Conference, Portland, September 2002.

"Overview of a Distributed-Hard-Drive-Based Educational Plan." 2002 ASEE Gulf-Southwest Annual Conference, The University of Louisiana at Lafayette, March 2002 (with C.E. Hailey).

“Preserving Important Processes Before They Are Lost.” Proceedings of 2001 Annual Conference of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, May 2001

“Thermodynamics Cycles: A Multimedia, Independent Study Course.” Annual Conference and Exposition of the American Society for Engineering Education, July 2001, Scheduled for June 2001.

“Applying Monster Media to Saving Endangered Skills.” The 16th AIAA Aerodynamics Decelerator Systems Conference, Oct. 2001

“A Case for Monster Media.” Annual IEEE/SIG-DOC Conference, Oct. 2000

“Adapting Pedagogical Theory to the Realities of Teaching Online.” in Beyond Experimental: Problems and Solutions in Online Writing Programs. Conference on College Composition and Communication , Atlanta, Mar. 1999.

“Leonardo da Vinci in Technical Communications: a New Demand for Renaissance Skills.” in Forces of Change in Technical and Professional Communication. Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association Convention, Denver, Oct. 1998.

“Adapting Online Instruction to the Real World.” 1st Annual Association for Teachers of Technical Writing Conference, Chicago. Mar. 1998 (invited paper).

“View From a Height: Problems in Online Education.” Conference of Computers and Writing, Honolulu, June 1997

“Will the Real Author Please Stand up: Studies of Cheating Online.” Conference of Computers and Writing, Honolulu, June 1997.

“Holes in Hypermedia: an Empirical Study in Online Learning.” Conference of the American Society of Engineering Educators. Logan, UT, Sep. 1997.

“Using Graphical Analysis of the Multimedia to Enhance Their Definitions.” Conference for the Society of Technical Writers. Salt Lake City, Sep. 1996.

“Visual and Conceptual Metaphors in Hypermedia.” Rocky Mountain MLA Convention, Albuquerque, Oct. 1996.

“Responding to the Impossible: Building Projects Not Allowed by the Software.” International Instructional Technologies Institute, Logan, UT, Sep. 1996. (Invited).

“Collaborating with the Enemy to Build Effective Technical Writing Programs.” Computers & Writing Conference, El Paso. May 1995.

“Insights into Applying the Design of Multidimensional-Multidisciplinary Documents Towards the Creation of a New Literary Form.” 1993 Rocky Mountain MLA Convention. Denver, Oct. 1993.