Marsha Lovett on Learning Sciences and Professional Communication
Dr. Marsha Lovett talked about leveraging technology in the learning sciences in the opening keynote for IPCC 2014. We asked her what role learning sciences can play in improving pedagogy and student learning, especially in professional communication, in this interview.
SLOT-C Database (Service Learning Opportunities in Technical Communication Database) helps prepare college students to work as professional communicators (e.g., technical writers, marketing professionals, graphic designers) by giving them access to real-world projects such as writing technical documentation, creating marketing materials, and designing websites and graphics. Specifically, the SLOT-C connects university instructors who are looking for service-learning opportunities for their upper-division and graduate communication courses to nonprofit organizations that need help with communication projects such as websites, brochures, and user guides. URL: http://www.slotc.org