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ERIC Number: EJ868266
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Dec
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 54
ISSN: ISSN-0010-096X
"Writing in Electronic Environments": A Concept and a Course for the Writing and Rhetoric Major
Dyehouse, Jeremiah; Pennell, Michael; Shamoon, Linda K.
College Composition and Communication, v61 n2 pW330-W350 Dec 2009
Reflecting the digital turn in composition studies, multimedia writing courses have become commonplace in many writing programs. Yet these technology-rich courses take on new significance when located within a rhetorically based writing major, especially as a core course. This article explores a developing writing and rhetoric major through the lens of a core course (WRT 235) titled "Writing in Electronic Environments." Specifically, we see the course as an opportunity to make its practices and key concept, "writing environment," more central to the major, and the writing program as a whole. Teaching writing in electronic environments also means encouraging our students to conceive of better spaces for the kinds of digital writing that they--and others--might eventually want to practice. (Contains 1 table and 10 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Rhode Island