Collaboration in Environmental Education: A Technical Communication Internship with The Ohio Wyami Appalachian Teacher CoHorts (OWATCH)

by Shellabarger, Scott S.

Abstract (Summary)
This paper reports on my internship as the Environmental Technical Communicator of OWATCH, an education consortium providing professional development in environmental science to Ohio teachers. Chapter 1 describes the organization of OWATCH including the collaborative atmosphere and the “culture of enthusiasm” fostered there. In Chapter 2, I describe my role as an SME facilitator and outline my mission in relation to the “creation of knowledge.” Chapter 3 showcases the deliverables that I produced. Chapter 4 explains the lessons I learned by delving into the processes involved in completing two information dissemination projects. A detailed analysis of the effect of tone on a document is included. Both Project Management and Anderson’s Problem-Solving Model are used to analyze the accomplishments of the internship, and a proper melding of the two methods is completed with the introduction of my own “Project Solving.”
Bibliographical Information:


School:Miami University

School Location:USA - Ohio

Source Type:Master's Thesis

Keywords:environmental technical communication collaboration document tone owatch internship information dissemination projects website critique report journal article process analysis project solving anderson problem model apsm manageme


Date of Publication:01/01/2007

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