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ERIC Number: EJ834637
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 16
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 4
ISSN: ISSN-0194-3081
Pedagogies of Visibility: The Full E-Mersion and beyond
Juzwiak, Chris; Tiernan, Monette
New Directions for Community Colleges, n145 p79-94 Spr 2009
In the year 2000, what started as an isolated pedagogical gambit at Glendale Community College (GCC) in Southern California has evolved into a program-wide initiative to revise the developmental composition curriculum and boost student learning outcomes. One instructor, frustrated with poor student motivation and success in his precollegiate writing workshops, asked: What would happen if we infused the instruction with as much technology as possible? From this premise, several colleagues joined forces to explore the possibilities of an electronic pedagogy for developmental composition, generating and assembling a database of original, technology-based instructional materials along the way. The result was what has become known as the "Full E-mersion" pedagogy. This chapter shares the experience of several English faculty members of Glendale Community College in their efforts to improve student outcomes in developmental composition classes through extensive use of technology in the classroom. Their pedagogies of visibility--of literacy, of learning, and of research--have allowed them to better understand not only how their students learn, but also how to continue to document progress in ways that can be useful to others.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Two Year Colleges
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California