Dr. John T. Battalio joined the faculty of the Department of English at Boise State University in 1995. He has a Ph.D. in English with a Rhetoric emphasis from Texas A&M University. His earlier degrees include an M.A. in English from Northeast Louisiana University, a B.S. in Computer Science/Data Processing from the University of Southern Mississippi, an M.A. in Modern Languages from Notre Dame, and a B.S. in Secondary Education from the University of South Alabama. These diverse interests dovetail into his current teaching interests in technical communication which include web and XML development, and online help systems. Dr. Battalio's research interests include the influence of XML and single sourcing on technical communication, the use of technology in distance education, and the rhetoric of science where he has researched the historical and linguistic evolution of the writing of ornithologists and the interconnections between professional and popular writing in the sciences. In addition to teaching and research, Dr. Battalio serves as the webmaster for the Department of English and for the Technical Communication Program.
Success in Distance Education: Do Learning Styles and Multiple Formats Matter?, American Journal of Distance Education (2009)
Using data collected from 120 students enrolled in nine sections of an undergraduate technical communication...
Interaction Online: A Reevaluation, Quarterly Review of Distance Education (2007)
Instructors commonly assume that the successful online course must replicate its live counterpart by including...
Teaching a Distance Education Version of the Technical Communication Service Course: Timesaving Strategies, Journal of Technical Writing and Communication (2006)
The author has taught a distance education version of the undergraduate technical communication service course...
Continuing Education in Technical Communication, The Sidebar: Society for Technical Communication, Snake River Chapter Newsletter (2005)
In the November 1995 issue of Technical Communication, Krestas, Fisher, and Hackos described the "dramatic...
Using Technical Communication in a Distance-Education Course, TechComm Web (2003)
Essays in the Study of Scientific Discourse: Methods, Practice, and Pedagogy, Faculty Authored Books (1998)
The Rhetoric of Science in the Evolution of American Ornithological Discourse, Faculty Authored Books (1998)
Presentations & Online Tutorials
Preparing Presentation Slides: A Tutorial by John Battalio, TechComm Web (2008)
This tutorial presents a brief overview of the process for preparing presentation slides, introduces you...