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09 November 2005

Terra Nova: Anarchy Online to Teach Technical Writing

A member of the TECHWR-L list (a mailing list for technical writers that's been around for a long, long time now) points us to this great blog entry:

Terra Nova: Anarchy Online to Teach Technical Writing.
Amanda Linder, a graduate teaching assistant at the University of Nebraska at Omaha, now uses Anarchy Online to teach Technical Writing. While past teachers had students read a sci-fi novel as the context for all the writing assignments (reports, instructions, memos, and the like), Amanda has students play – and write from the context of – Anarchy Online. All technical writing assignments and class discussions are now based on in-game content, typically written from the perspective of employees of Omni-Tek, the mega-corporate power in the game.
Related: Course Syllabus for ENGL 3980, "Technical Writing Across Disciplines"

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