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Photograph of W. SchmadekaWayne L. Schmadeka
S-1034
(713) 221-8519
schmadekaway@uhd.edu

 


Teaching and Research Interests:
Application of technology to improve the effectiveness and reduce the cost of communication.


Education Background:

Ph.D., Education, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI

Professional Experience Outside of Academia:

  • Founder and President of Applied Literacy Technology, Inc. throughout the 1990s
  • Documentation and training consultant to software, computer manufacturing, and energy companies

Awards:

  • Distinguished Chapter Service Award from the Society for Technical Communication, Houston chapter, 2004
  • Received recognition from The Johns Hopkins University for the entry titled "LitTech–Technology for the Development of Literacy." Region 5 The Johns Hopkins National Search for Computing Applications to Assist Persons with Disabilities. 1992.

Publications:
Schmadeka, Wayne."Using Résumés to Show the Value of Skilled Writing." Intercom (May 2004): 38-39.

Schmadeka, Wayne."LitTech–Technology for the Development of Literacy." Proceedings of The Johns Hopkins National Search for Computing Applications to Assist Persons with Disabilities. Ed.Lisa O’Conner. Los Alamitos, CA: IEEE Computer Society Press, 1992. 75-7.

Schmadeka, Wayne."LitTech Learning System." Applied Literacy Technology, in conjunction with MacMillan/McGraw-Hill Publishing Company. 1992. (self-published product consisting of software, audio tapes, video tape, and hardcopy documentation).

Schmadeka, Wayne. “Using Automation to Reduce Cost and Improve Quality and Time-to-Market of Online Help." STC National Conference, Dallas, TX. May 2003.

Schmadeka, Wayne."Using Animation to Enhance Online Documentation." Region 5 STC Conference, Albuquerque, NM. Oct 2000.

Book Reviews:
Schmadeka, Wayne. Rev. of Podcasting for Teachers: Using a New Technology to Revolutionize Teaching and Learning by Kathleen King and Mark Gura. Technical Communication (May 2009).

Schmadeka, Wayne. Rev. of Writing Across Distance & Disciplines: Research and Pedagogy in Distributed Learning by Joyce Neff Magnotto and Carl Whithaus. Technical Communication (February 2009).

Schmadeka, Wayne. Rev. of Pocket Book of Technical Writing for Engineers and Scientists by Leo Finkelstein. Technical Communication (August 2008).

Schmadeka, Wayne. Rev. of Beginning CSS: Cascading Style Sheets for Web by Richard York. Technical Communication (May 2008).

Schmadeka, Wayne. Rev. of CSS Instant Results by Richard York. Technical Communication (Feb. 2008): 77-78.



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