Designing Web-Based Applications for 21st Century Writing Classrooms

Designing Web-Based Applications for 21st Century Writing Classrooms

by George Pullman, Gu Baotong

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ISBN-13: 9780895037978
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 05/31/2013
Series: Baywood's Technical Communications Series
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

About the Author

George Pullman is an associate professor in the English Department at Georgia State University, where he teaches rhetoric and composition and web-based communications. He has published articles in such journals as Computers and Composition, JAC, Rhetoric Review, Rhetoric Society Quarterly, and Kairos. With Baotong Gu, he recently edited a collection of articles on content management systems. Pullman is currently director of Georgia State University's Center for Instructional Innovation.

Baotong Gu is director of the GSU Confucius Institute and associate professor of English at Georgia State University. His research interests lie at the intersection of several different areas: technology theories, writing technology development, technology transfer, digital literacy, cross-cultural communication, content management, and so forth. His main publications include a scholarly monograph, From Oracle Bones to Computers: The Emergence of Writing Technologies in China (2009), and four coedited collections, Content Management: Implications for Technical Communicators (2008); Content Management: Bridging the Gap between Theory and Practice (2009); Contemporary Western Rhetoric: Critical Methods and Paradigms(1998), and Contemporary Western Rhetoric: Speech and Discourse Criticism (1998).

Table of Contents

Introduction
George Pullman and Baotong Gu

PART 1 Writing Environments

CHAPTER 1 Theorizing and Building Online Writing Environments: User-Centered Design Beyond the Interface
Michael McLeod, William Hart-Davidson, and Jeffrey Grabill

CHAPTER 2 : An Electronic Writing Space
Ron Balthazor, Christy Desmet, Alexis Hart, Sara Steger, and Robin Wharton

CHAPTER 3 Redevelop, Redesign, and Refine: Expanding the Functionality and Scope of TTOPIC into Raider Writer
Robert Hudson and Susan M. Lang

CHAPTER 4 The Role of Metaphor in the Development of an Instructional Writing Environment
Mike Palmquist

CHAPTER 5 Creating Complex Web-Based Applications with Agile Techniques: Iterations as Drafts
Matt Penniman and Michael Wojcik

PART 2 Individual, Standalone Applications

CHAPTER 6 Visualizing Knowledge Work with Google Wave
Brian J. McNely and Paul Gestwicki

CHAPTER 7 Students Playing as Scholars and Selves: Academic Synthesis as Conversation Game
David Fisher and Joe Williams

CHAPTER 8 Designing, Implementing, and Evaluating a Web-Based Instructional Application for Technical Communication Classes
David Chapman

CHAPTER 9 Supplementing a Professional Writing Course with an Interactive Self-Learning Document Design Tutorial
Suguru Ishizaki, Stacie Rohrbach, and Laura Scott

CHAPTER 10 Developing a Web-Served Handbook for Writers
Stephen A. Bernhardt

PART 3 Open-Source Modifications

CHAPTER 11 Peersourcing the PIT Journal: The Technosocial Pedagogical Hooks and Layers of Collaborative Publishing
The PIT Core Publishing Collective

CHAPTER 12 Blogs as an Alternative to Course Management Systems: Public, Interactive Teaching with a Round Peg in a Square Hole
Steven D. Krause

CHAPTER 13 Developing a Course Wiki for Accessibility and Sustainability
Karl Stolley

CHAPTER 14 An Interface for Interaction Design: Using Course Wikis to Build Knowledge Communities
Steven T. Benninghoff

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