Who Am I?

Who am I?

Rather than get existential, I'll just give you the basics. My name is Andrea Beaudin, and I am a doctoral candidate in Technical Communication and Rhetoric at Texas Tech University. My research interests include multimodality in composition and assessment, usability and UXD, and new media. I confess that the overarching motivation in all of my research is to find ways to foster and enhance literacies, as I believe that through heightened awareness, we—as citizens, as communities, as human beings—can become not simply better educated, but more empowered to affect positive change.

For my dissertation research, I am evaluating the usability of different media for writing feedback/feedforward. My goal is to gain insight into practices and techniques that are most usable (effective, efficient, engaging, error tolerant, and easy to learn) for students.