The twin worlds of electronic conferencing

Geoffrey Sirc

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Abstract

Electronic conferencing in the composition class is often judged according to narrow notions of usefulness. The process of electronic discussion can result in activity (e.g., students' wilder self-stylings or off-task behavior) not readily apparent as leading to productive writing behaviors. Electronic conferencing, then, reintroduces the tension between process and product into composition studies. The author argues for a broader nation of writing and urges attention to the transformative power of electronic conferencing (and the resultant transcripts) to enable richer notions of textuality.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)265-277
Number of pages13
JournalComputers and Composition
Volume12
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 1995

Keywords

  • Malcolm X
  • academic discourse
  • composition & computers
  • computer conferences
  • conferencing
  • electronic conferencing
  • pedagogy, composition
  • process theory
  • radical pedagogy

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