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The value of universal visual design in technical communication education: a theory-driven case study Katalin Beck

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  • The value of universal visual design in technical communication education: a theory-driven case study Katalin Beck

Vita

KATALIN BECK

EDUCATION

  • Master of Arts in Professional Communication - Clemson University (Clemson, South Carolina)
  • Master of Arts in English Literature and Linguistics with Teacher Certification - Eötvös Lóránd University (Budapest, Hungary)

CERTIFICATIONS

  • Global Learning FLC Certification, Clemson Thinks2 Certification, Clemson Online Certification for Course Delivery and Design - Clemson University
  • Foundations in Virtual Instruction - University of California at Irvine Online Program

EMPLOYMENT

  • Clemson University, Department of English (Clemson, SC) – 2014-present

Teaching: Writing Theory and Practice (Engl 8870 and 6370), Technical Writing (Engl 3140), Business Writing (Engl 3040)

Service: Advanced Writing Committee

Professional Development: WID Workshop, Open Source Course Development; Critical Thinking Faculty Institute, Global Learning Faculty Institute

  • Greenville Technical College, Corporate and Career Development (Greenville, SC) 
  • BMW, Corporate Trainer in Technical Report Writing (Spartanburg, SC)
  • Clemson University, Public Service Activities Department, Multimedia design and client development (Clemson, SC) 
  • International Business School, Business English and TOEFL Prepraration (Budapest, Hungary) 

​​​​​​​PUBLICATIONS

  • How ESP Pedagogy in International Virtual Collaboration Contributes to the Authenticity of the Learning Process: A Case Study (co-authored with Wendy Winn) – IOJET Vol5,No4.
  • Designing to Sell Online: Persuasive Power in Action (co-authored with Wendy Winn) – STC Proceedings 
  • The Persuasive Power of Design Elements on an E-Commerce Web Site (co-authored with Wendy Winn) – Technical Communication 49.1 

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

  • Advanced Writing for Global Perspectives – Global Learning Institute, Clemson University
  • How ESP Pedagogy in International Virtual Collaboration Contributes to the Authenticity of the Learning Process: A Case Study - GlobELT Conference, Belgrade, Serbia
  • Visual Communication and Web Design – Association for Business Communication Regional Conference, Williamsburg, VA