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Writing Across Distances and Disciplines: Research and Pedagogy in Distributed Learning [NOOK Book]

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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 ...

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Overview

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.

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

  • ISBN-13: 9781135596767
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 3/4/2009
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 200
  • File size: 630 KB

Table of Contents


Figures and Profiles     vii
Preface     ix
Acknowledgments     xiii
Influences and Confluences: Distributed Learning, the Business of Education, and Writing Across the Curriculum     1
A Landscape of Terminology     5
Clash of Cultures: Business, Higher Education, and Information Technology     7
Distributed Learning and Workplace Training     12
WAC and WID's Potential for Distributed Learning     14
History Lessons: Tensions Between Customization and Efficiency     21
Customizing Delivery and Curriculum     23
Balancing Efficiency With Customization in Software     28
Past Tensions in Software Tool Development: A History of Errors, Correction, and Writing     33
Future Tensions     36
The Transition to Distributed Learning: A Research Perspective on Pedagogy     39
Recent Studies     40
Trajectory of Change in Research on Distributed Learning     47
Revising Paradigms for Distributed Learning Research     52
Teaching With WAC: A Redesigned Act in Distributed Learning     57
Pedagogical Considerations     60
Teaching as a Redesigned Act     72
Maintaining Balance While Redesigning Your Teaching Techniques     75
Process Scripts for Active Learning: WAC in Distributed Environments     81
Process Scripts     82
Interaction and Active Learning     88
Communicative Interaction and Active Learning: Differences Between Liberatory and Process-Focused Pedagogies     92
Communication as Alternative and Resistive Discourse     93
Structuring Asynchronous Communications     94
Evaluating Asynchronous Communications     96
Moving Closer to Process Scripts     98
Using Collaborative Learning and WAC in Distributed Environments     99
Complementing and Customizing: WID in Hybrid Environments     105
Complementing Face-to-Hace Courses     106
Customizing Course Content for Individual Learners     110
WAC, WID, and the Business of E-Learning     117
The Value of Workforce Training and Lifelong Learning     119
Writing in Business and in School     125
Situated E-learning     129
Electronic Delivery of Learning     130
Learning From WAC, WID, and Writing at Work     133
The Future of Writing in Distributed Learning     137
Writing Across the Curriculum     137
Distributed Learning     138
Bridging the Divide      139
Higher Education in the Future     140
Researching WAC and Distributed Learning     143
References     145
Glossary     159
Resources     163
MLA Endorsement of AAUP Statement on Distance Education     165
MLA Guidelines     167
CCCC Position Statement     169
Matrix Templates     175
Index     179
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