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Computers and Composition

2001 Volume 18, Number 4

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Number of articles: 9

  1. How Near and Yet How Far? Theorizing Distance Teaching

    Susan Miller

    Maps out theoretically the larger principles that educators must consider when thinking about distance learning. Explores the ways in which students' and teachers' identities must shift in these... More

    pp. 321-28

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  2. Designing Online Courses: User-Centered Practices

    Stuart Blythe

    Compares two models for design--systems and user-centered--each of which embodies different values. Argues that models of technology design can be applied to the development of Web-based courses... More

    pp. 329-46

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  3. Fault Lines in the Terrain of Distance Education

    Laura Brady

    Discusses how distance education has the same hope as education in general (equal opportunity for all) and combines that hope with a popular belief in the socially transformative power of... More

    pp. 347-58

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  4. The Debate about Online Learning: Key Issues for Writing Teachers

    Patricia Webb Peterson

    Addresses faculty members' fears about how they and students in their classes will change as distance-education courses are introduced into university curricula. Considers three especially... More

    pp. 359-70

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  5. So You Are Going To Be an Online Writing Instructor: Issues in Designing, Developing, and Delivering an Online Course

    Wilhelmina C. Savenye, Zane Olina & Mary Niemczyk

    Introduces writing instructors to theories of instructional design that form the foundation to support effective student learning. Discusses how best to support students in online environments.... More

    pp. 371-85

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  6. Online Education Horror Stories Worthy of Halloween: A Short List of Problems and Solutions in Online Instruction

    David E. Hailey, Keith Grant-Davie & Christine A. Hult

    Examines many surprising problems that arise in the process of distance education using the Internet and describes ways in which instructors and administrators can solve these problems. Notes that ... More

    pp. 387-97

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  7. What We Have Here Is a Failure To Communicate: The Criticality of Writing in Online Instruction

    Tillman J. Ragan & Patricia R. White

    Addresses how online instructors can improve their email communications with students. Describes the characteristics and demands of online instruction as depending on the instructor's ability to... More

    pp. 399-409

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  8. Toward a Doctoral Degree by Distance in Computers and Writing: Promise and Possibilities

    James A. Inman & Dagmar Stuehrk Corrigan

    Explores the possibility of a doctoral degree program in computers and writing by distance. Reports current developments in graduate education by distance with particular attention to the types of ... More

    pp. 411-22

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  9. A Review of Research on Distance Education in "Computers and Composition."

    Susan Kay Miller

    Assesses research published between 1994 and 1999 in this journal about teaching writing with distance learning technology. Describes two emerging categories of research in distance education:... More

    pp. 423-30

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