The Workplace Writing Forum, a student organization in the English Department, is pleased to sponsor two English Week presentations by Dr. Stephen Carradini, assistant professor of technical communication at Arizona State University. He teaches and researches digital ethics and the effects of emerging technologies on professional activity. His recent research projects include studies of the ethics of artificial intelligence for business communication, effective communication in Kickstarter campaigns, the impact of mobile MMORPG Lords Mobile on workplaces, and smartphone use by Generation Z employees in the workplace.
He will be featured as a Keynote Speaker in his first presentation as part of the Workplace Writing Forum Faculty Workshop on Tuesday, April 5, where he will lead a workshop: “Digital Ethics: What Is and Can Be.” This faculty workshop will introduce several ways to engage students with digital ethics related to professional work. Following a brief explanation of digital ethics, activities will include identification and evaluation of ethics in a crisis situation, and imaginative application of ethics to unresolved issues in professional digital activity. Faculty will work in small groups as a demonstration of what one might ask students to do in a classroom.
His second presentation is part of the Workplace Writing Forum Student Conference on Wednesday, April 6, where he will speak about “Social media and Podcasting for Technical Communicators: Concepts and Practicalities.” This presentation will focus on how the emergence of podcasting and social media in professional spaces has given technical communicators new avenues. What are those avenues, and why should they matter to technical communicators and their organizations? After a look at the landscape of new media in technical communication, attendees will hear practical ways to get started in these arenas.
We look forward to seeing you at his presentations. You can get more information about these events by clicking here. Although the events are free, please let us know you are coming by registering for the faculty workshop here and registering for the student conference here. A Zoom link for the student conference presentation on Wednesday will be available the day before the presentation on the Workplace Writing Forum Student Conference website.