iFixit University Technical Writing Program Expands with Educator Workshop

iFixit_logoSeeking to expand the iFixit University Technical Writing Program, iFixit has scheduled an educators workshop on June 20-21 at their offices in San Luis Obispo, CA. The program, initiated in 2009 with Cal Poly faculty engages students with a hands-on, repair-focused technical writing project.

Over the last four years, the iFixit University Technical Writing Program expanded to support students from twelve universities, who have created more than 3,500 repair guides for electronics. These guides have helped over nine million people worldwide to fix their things.

“The program is a chance for students to engage in technical writing that has real-world impact. Students work on an actual device, author a complete repair manual, and gain experience creating contemporary, wiki-based online documentation. While students of all disciplines will benefit, the program is ideal for students taking courses in technical writing, engineering, and sustainability.”

iFixit will be hosting a workshop June 20-21 to train educators interested in bringing the project to their universities. The workshop, to be held at our offices in , will be a great opportunity to meet veteran instructors, receive hands-on experience with the program, meet the faces of iFixit, and enjoy two days in California’s Central Coast. The workshop is free to attend, and all interested instructors are welcome. iFixit will also select 20 candidates for iTRIP, iFixit’s Travel ReImbursement Program.

More than just an excellent learning experience, the program has roots in a deeper mission: iFixit’s goal is to tackle the growing, global e-waste problem. The repair guides that students produce are responsible for keeping more household devices in use and out of landfills. Visit iFixit’s university page for more information about the program.