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education and information 4.0

Education and Information 4.0

If a child grows up with Augmented Reality (AR) all around, what notion will that child have about what is “real”?
In a world where fake news abounds, and is easy to produce, what can we do to know which news sources we can trust?

Information specialists have a potentially important role in developing how society responds to these questions, and how we educate ourselves to live well amongst them …

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Why Technical Writing is One of the Basic Courses in Translation Studies

Today we look at the south, more specifically at the Istanbul 29 Mayis University, which is located in the largest city of Turkey: Istanbul. Işın Öner has worked there for several years as a professor in the translation department and will explain us why technical communication is one of the basic courses in translation studies there.

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‘One Trait All Writers Share Is Curiosity.’

In our series, people from different age and professional groups introduce us to their IT jobs. Beginners, students or people with quite long working experience share their motivation and recommendations, confirming prejudices or invalidating them.

Today, we talked with Yordan Georgiev from Bulgaria who works as a Senior Technical Writer at VMware. We are curios to know, what makes him love his job …

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Not Just for Laughs: Putting Animated GIFs to Work for Technical Communication

If the official documentation is an intimidating (dare I say boring) wall of text, they are likely to dismiss it and look elsewhere. While videos have become a bigger piece of the content pie for many technical communication teams, the added complexity of audio production and streaming video hosting can be a limiting factor in their use.

One lightweight option worth adding to your multimedia toolbox is a technology that dates back to the dawn of the Digital Age – the animated GIF.

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“Educate yourself, take it seriously, and be proud of what you do!”

Today we have talked with Ulrika Månsson. She is a Language Engineer and CAT Tool Specialist at a Sweden language service provider. Earlier she accomplished a technical writer training and worked as a translator and language teacher…

In our series, people from different age and professional groups introduce us to their IT jobs. Beginners, students or people with quite long working experience share their motivation and recommendations, confirming prejudices or invalidating them.

 

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