Computers And The Teaching Of Writing In American Higher Education, 1979-1994

Computers And The Teaching Of Writing In American Higher Education, 1979-1994

by Gail Hawisher, Cynthia L. Selfe, Charles Moran, Paul LeBlanc
     
 

This book is a history composed of histories. Its particular focus is the way in which computers entered and changed the field of composition studies, a field that defines itself both as a research community and as a community of teachers. This may have a somewhat sinister suggestion that technology alone has agency, but this history (made of histories) is not

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This book is a history composed of histories. Its particular focus is the way in which computers entered and changed the field of composition studies, a field that defines itself both as a research community and as a community of teachers. This may have a somewhat sinister suggestion that technology alone has agency, but this history (made of histories) is not principally about computers. It is about people-the teachers and scholars who have adapted the computer to their personal and professional purposes. From the authors' perspectives, change in technology drives changes in the ways we live and work, and we, agents to a degree in control of our own lives, use technology to achieve our human purposes. REVIEW: . . . This book reminds those of us now using computers to teach writing where we have been, and it brings those who are just entering the field up to date. More important, it will inform administrators, curriculum specialists, and others responsible for implementing the future uses of technology in writing instruction. - Computers and Composition

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781567502510
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
01/01/1995
Series:
New Directions in Computers and Composition Studies Series
Pages:
376
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.88(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction: Writing1
11979-1982: The Profession's Early Experience with Modern Technology17
21983-1985: Growth and Enthusiasm65
31986-1988: Emerging Research, Theory, and Professionalism123
41989-1991: Coming of Age - The Rise of Cross-Disciplinary Perspectives and a Consideration of Difference171
51992-1994: Looking Forward215
Afterword279
Our Colleagues Interact on a MOO287
References305
Author Index345
Subject Index363

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