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Writing Across Distances and Disciplines

Research and Pedagogy in Distributed Learning, 1st Edition

By Joyce Magnotto Neff, Carl Whithaus


200 pages

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Paperback: 9780805858570
pub: 2007-08-31
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Writing Across Distances and Disciplines addresses questions that cross borders between onsite, hybrid, and distributed learning environments, between higher education and the workplace, and between distance education and composition pedagogy. This groundbreaking volume raises critical issues, clarifies key terms, reviews history and theory, analyzes current research, reconsiders pedagogy, explores specific applications of WAC and WID in distributed environments, and considers what business and education might teach one another about writing and learning. Exploring the intersection of writing across the curriculum, composition studies, and distance learning , it provides an in-depth look at issues of importance to students, faculty, and administrators regarding the technological future of writing and learning in higher education.


"For anyone interested or engaged in WAC and WID distance learning, this is an excellent reference." -Technical Communication

Table of Contents

Contents: Preface. Influences and Confluences: Distributed Learning, the Business of Education, and Writing Across the Curriculum. History Lessons: Tensions Between Customization and Efficiency. Researching the Transition: Perspectives on Pedagogy in Distributed Learning. Teaching With WAC: A Redesigned Act in Distributed Learning. Process Scripts for Active Learning: WAC in Distributed Environments. Complementing and Customizing: WID in Hybrid Environments. WAC/WID and the Business of E-Learning. The Future of Writing in Distributed Learning. Appendices: Glossary. Resources. MLA Position Statements on Teaching With Technology. CCCC Position Statement on Teaching With Technology. Collaborative Decision Matrix.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
COMPUTERS / Computer Literacy
EDUCATION / Computers & Technology
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Composition & Creative Writing
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Media Studies