Technical Writing – OLI

Technical Writing teaches the organization, development, and refinement of technical communications, with an emphasis on business context and practical application. Students learn about the importance of audience-centered communication, language and tone, and the mechanics and formats of standard business communication (e.g., websites, letters, memos, reports, and presentations).

This course was developed by Elizabeth Lohman of Tidewater Community College and includes material from Professional and Technical Writing, Writing Commons, and Joe Schall’s Style for Students.

These materials are available as an OLI course.

  • Open Learning Initiative (OLI) courses are designed by learning scientists at Carnegie Mellon University. They use data and research insights to develop, test, and improve OER course materials that effectively support learning.

This course is available at no cost to SUNY students.

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