Web Writing:  Why and How for Liberal Arts Teaching and Learning
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Web Writing: Why and How for Liberal Arts Teaching and Learning

By Jack Dougherty (editor)
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The essays in Web Writing respond to contemporary debates over the proper role of the Internet in higher education, steering a middle course between polarized attitudes that often dominate the conversation. The authors argue for the wise integration of web tools into what the liberal arts does best: writing across the curriculum. All academic disciplines value clear and compelling prose, whether that prose comes in the shape of a persuasive essay, scientific report, or creative expression. The act of writing visually demonstrates how we think in original and critical ways and in ways that are deeper than those that can be taught or assessed by a computer. Furthermore, learning to write well requires engaged readers who encourage and challenge us to revise our muddled first drafts and craft more distinctive and informed points of view. Indeed, a new generation of web-based tools for authoring, annotating, editing, and publishing can dramatically enrich the writing process, but doing so requires liberal arts educators to rethink why and how we teach this skill, and to question those who blindly call for embracing or rejecting technology. 



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Table of Contents
  • Web Writing
  • Dedication
  • About the series
  • Contents
  • About this book
  • Acknowledgements
  • Introduction
  • Notes
  • Communities
  • Sister Classrooms
  • Notes
  • Indigenizing Wikipedia
  • Notes
  • Science Writing, Wikis, and Collaborative Learning
  • Notes
  • Cooperative In-Class Writing with Google Docs
  • Notes
  • Co-Writing, Peer Editing, and Publishing in the Cloud
  • Notes
  • Engagement
  • How We Learned to Drop the Quiz
  • Notes
  • Tweet Me A Story
  • Notes
  • Civic Engagement
  • Notes
  • Public Writing and Student Privacy
  • Notes
  • Consider the Audience
  • Notes
  • Creating the Reader-Viewer
  • Notes
  • Pulling Back the Curtain
  • Notes
  • Crossing Boundaries
  • Getting Uncomfortable
  • Notes
  • Writing as Curation
  • Notes
  • Student Digital Research and Writing on Slavery
  • Notes
  • Web Writing as Intercultural Dialogue
  • Notes
  • Citation and Annotation
  • The Secondary Source Sitting Next To You
  • Notes
  • Web Writing and Citation
  • Notes
  • Empowering Education with Social Annotation and Wikis
  • Notes
  • There Are No New Directions in Annotations
  • Notes
  • Tutorials and Extras
  • How to Co-Author and Peer Edit with Google Docs
  • How to Publish on WordPress.org
  • Notes
  • How to Capture and Cite Sources with Zotero
  • Notes
  • How to Sync Sources and Share Group Libraries with Zotero
  • How and Why to Blind Review Student Writing, with Dropbox File Requests
  • Notes
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