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ERIC Number: EJ1116409
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: N/A
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1554-8244
What You See Is (Not) What You Get: Collaborative Composing in Visual Space
Price, Margaret; Warner, Anne Bradford
Across the Disciplines, v3 spec iss 2005
The problems of collaboration take on new shapes and meanings when writing/composing moves into the visual realm. This claim is based on our experiences working with the Bush-Hewlett Grant Project at Spelman College, which was designed to foster collaboration through the building of course-based Web sites. Our study analyzes three sites, and the processes that gave rise to them, using a qualitative case-study approach. Findings indicate that among the key concepts challenged by collaborative projects in visual media are "author," "audience," and "coherence." Further, we argue that collaborative work in visual media must be viewed as an ongoing process which may move outside of the assumed geographies of academic space, such as "course."
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Georgia (Atlanta)
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