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Show simple item record Cleary, Yvonne Karreman, Joyce Closs, Sissi Drazek, Zygmunt Engberg, Jan Ghenghea, Voichita Meex, Birgitta Minacori, Patricia Müller, Julia Straub, Daniela 2018-04-05T15:33:51Z 2018-04-05T15:33:51Z 2017
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dc.description.abstract The role of technical communicators is expanding due to technology. However, many individuals throughout Europe gain employment as technical communicators without undergoing specialized training. TecCOMFrame, a three-year project funded by the European Union, aims to develop: 1) a common academic qualification and competence framework for technical communication; 2) prototypes of technical communication curricula; 3) a competence and qualification profiling tool and an update of the TecDocNet Guideline, which describes professional education and training of technical communicators in Europe. TecCOMFrame is coordinated by tekom Europe and involves academic partners from eight European countries. The project started in September 2015. Partners have worked on the development of the qualification and competence framework, which was finalized and published at the beginning of 2017. Partners are now developing prototype curricula. Throughout the project, partners collect feedback from academics, practitioners and employers in technical communication to ensure that the project results meet the needs of all stakeholders. This paper discusses the background to the project and the process of developing the framework and curricula. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher IEEE Computer Society en_US
dc.relation.ispartof 2017 IEEE International Professional Communication Conference (ProComm) en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Professional Communication Conference (ProComm);
dc.rights © 2017 IEEE. Personal use of this material is permitted. Permission from IEEE must be obtained for all other uses, in any current or future media, including reprinting/republishing this material for advertising or promotional purposes, creating new collective works, for resale or redistribution to servers or lists, or reuse of any copyrighted component of this work in other works. en_US
dc.subject Europe en_US
dc.subject technical communication en_US
dc.subject competence framework en_US
dc.subject curriculum en_US
dc.title TecCOMFrame: A competence framework for technical communication en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US 2018-04-05T15:24:56Z
dc.description.version ACCEPTED
dc.identifier.doi 10.1109/IPCC.2017.8013937
dc.contributor.sponsor ERC en_US
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US
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dc.description.status peer-reviewed

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