About TECHStyle

Welcome to TECHStyle, an online forum for digital pedagogy and research by the Brittain Fellows at Georgia Tech.

Who are we?

The Marion L. Brittain Post-Doctoral Fellows teach first-year composition and technical communication in the Writing and Communication Program at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, Georgia. In the classroom, Brittain Fellows use innovative digital pedagogy to teach multimodal communication strategies. In their own research, the Brittain Fellows work in diverse fields, from traditional literary studies to digital game studies to scientific discourse. TECHStyle publishes contributions from Brittain Fellows past and present, as well as guest bloggers from all areas of academe.

What is TECHStyle?

TECHStyle is the online journal of the Brittain Fellowship. Here you will find posts from Brittain Fellows on topics related to teaching, research, technology, and life in academia.  Posts range from scholarly articles in development to brief reflections on new teaching strategies.  TECHStyle is also a venue for debate on questions related to pedagogy and scholarship as well as a message board for news, announcements, committee reports, and calls for participation.  TECHStyle gives voice to a vibrant community of innovative scholars and teachers and opens up that conversation to the world.

In 2015-2016, TECHStyle will be publishing a series of themed clusters of posts on various topics in digital research and pedagogy. Our first cluster, on Multimodal Assignment Design, will begin appearing in November 2015.

Who edits TECHStyle?

The 2015-2016 editor of TECHStyle is Eric Rettberg (Brittain Fellow 2014-present). Inquiries or proposals for content on the site can be directed to him at this email address.

The TECHStyle committee designs this site, moderates comments, and develops content. Committee members for 2015-2016 include Phoebe Bronstein (Brittain Fellow 2013-present), Josh Hussey (Brittain Fellow 2014-present), Melissa Sexton (Brittain Fellow 2015-present), Ruthie Yow (Brittain Fellow 2015-present), and Lyndsay Brown (Brittain Fellow 2015-present).

The current committee builds on work done in years past:

Editors of TECHStyle

2014-15: Rebecca Weaver
2013-14: Christine Hoffmann
2012-13: Diane Jakacki
2011-12: Diane Jakacki

Creators of TECHStyle

2010-2011 Social Media Committee: Roger Whitson, Committee Chair and TECHStyle Administrator. Kathryn Crowther, Managing Editor. Andrew Famiglietti, Technical Administrator. Nirmal Trivedi, Technical Administrator. Diane Jakacki, Production Editor. Robin Wharton, Production Editor. Jesse Stommel, Production Editor. Julia Turner, Marketing Director. Andrew Cooper, Assistant Director. Rebecca Burnett, Director.
Also contributed to the creation of TECHStyle: M. King Adkins. Scott Balcerzak. Olin Bjork. Sherri Brown. Kathryn Crowther. Shannon Dobranski. Jason Embry. Kathryn Farley. Steven J. Hagaman. Jo Anne Harris. Karen Head. Levi Kafka. Danielle Lawson. Cari Lovins. Erin McClendis. Melissa Meeks. Matt Paproth. Manuel Perez Tejada. Paulette Richards. Carol Senf. Tiffany Tsao. Daniel Vollaro. Jennifer Wheelock. Andrea Wood.

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