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New Media Communication Skills for Engineers and IT Professionals

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The communication demands expected of today’s engineers and information technology professionals immersed in multicultural global enterprises are unsurpassed.New Media Communication Skills for Engineers and IT Professionals: Trans-National and Trans-Cultural Demands provides new and experienced practitioners, academics, employers, researchers, and students with international examples of best practices in new, as well as traditional, communication skills in increasingly trans-cultural, digitalized, hypertext environments. This book will be a valuable addition to the existing literature and resources in communication skills in both organizational and higher educational settings, giving readers comprehensive insights into the proficient use of a broad range of communication critical for effective professional participation in the globalized and digitized communication environments that characterize current engineering and IT workplaces.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Editorial Advisory Board and List of Reviewers
    1. Editorial Advisory Board
    2. List of Reviewers
  5. Preface
  6. Acknowledgment
  7. Chapter 1: Megatrends in Engineering and Technology Education
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. THE COMMUNICATIVE IMAGINATION
    4. THE TRANSFORMATIVE NATURE OF SOCIAL MEDIA
    5. THE WAY FORWARD
  8. Chapter 2: 21st Century Education Technologies for Engineers and IT Professionals
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. BLENDED LEARNING
    5. PODCAST
    6. RECIPROCAL PEER TUTORING (RPT)
    7. PERSONAL LEARNING ENVIRONMENT (PLE)
    8. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
    9. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    10. CONCLUSION
  9. Chapter 3: Enculturation into Engineering Professional Practice
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. WHAT DOES IT MEANS TO BE AN ENGINEER?
    4. LEARNING ENGINEERING IN HIGHER EDUCATION
    5. GRADUATE COMPETENCIES IN SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING
    6. SUMMARY AND CONCLUSION
  10. Chapter 4: Communication Framework to Empower 21st Century Engineers and IT Professionals
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. THE MALAYSIAN CONTEXT
    4. FRAMEWORK FOR DATA COLLATION
    5. FINDINGS
    6. DISCUSSION
    7. CONCLUSION
  11. Chapter 5: Linguistic and Cultural Skills for Communication in Global Workplaces of the 21st Century
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. THE USE OF ENGLISH AS A GLOBAL LANGUAGE IN TWO MULTINATIONAL WORKPLACES
    5. THE STUDENT MULTINATIONAL TEAMS CASE STUDY
    6. A MODEL FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION SKILLS
    7. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    8. CONCLUSION
  12. Chapter 6: Conceptual Mapping, Visualisation, and Systems Thinking in Engineering
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION AND BACKGROUND
    3. MAPS AS SIMPLIFIED REPRESENTATIONS OF COMPLEX REALITY
    4. EXAMPLES FROM MINING ENGINEERING
    5. OTHER VISUALIZATION METHODS
    6. SUMMARY AND CONCLUSION
  13. Chapter 7: Embedding Communication Skills in the Study of the Discipline
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. APPROACHES TO TEACHING COMMUNICATION SKILLS
    4. CASE STUDY: AN INTENSIVE COMMUNICATIONS SKILLS COURSE
    5. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    6. CONCLUSION
  14. Chapter 8: Engineering Students’ Self-Perceived Communication Competence and Technical Presentation Anxiety
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. RESEARCH ABOUT ENGINEERING COMMUNICATION
    4. MAIN FOCUS OF THE CHAPTER
    5. MEASUREMENT INSTRUMENTS
    6. DISCUSSION
    7. RECOMMENDATIONS
    8. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    9. CONCLUSION
  15. Chapter 9: Educating the 21st Century's Engineers and IT Professionals
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. THE RISE OF A NEW LEARNING LANDSCAPE
    4. BRIEF REVIEW OF RELATED LEARNING THEORIES
    5. “THE MEDIUM IS THE MESSAGE”
    6. COMPETENCES DEMANDED IN CONTEMPORARY AND EMERGING ENGINEERING AND IT WORKPLACES
    7. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
    8. CONCLUSION
    9. CONCLUSION
  16. Chapter 10: Multiple Dimensions of Media Communication Skills
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. CONCLUSION
  17. Chapter 11: Visualization Skills in Engineering Education
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. VISUALIZATION IN ENGINEERING DRAWING
    4. THE SPATIAL VISUALIZATON
    5. PILOT STUDY
    6. RESEARCH INSTRUMENT
    7. VISUALIZATION SKILLS ACCORDING TO GENDER
    8. VIRTUAL REALITY LEARNING ENVIRONMENT
    9. CONCLUSION
  18. Chapter 12: Mitigation of Communication Challenges in the Indian Software Industry
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. MAIN FOCUS OF THE CHAPTER
    5. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    6. CONCLUSION
  19. Compilation of References
  20. About the Contributors
  21. Related References
  22. Index