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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

    This article theoretically maps out the larger principles that we must consider when thinking about distance learning. I explore the ways in which students’ and teachers’ identities must shift in... More

    pp. 321-328

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  2. Designing online courses: user-centered practices

    Stuart Blythe

    Teachers who develop Web-based courses must learn to act like designers; however, the type of design practice one undertakes has more than pedagogical implications. It can have political and... More

    pp. 329-346

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  3. Fault lines in the terrain of distance education

    Laura Brady

    Distance education holds out 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 technology. The... More

    pp. 347-358

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  4. The debate about online learning: key issues for writing teachers

    Patricia Webb Peterson

    This article addresses faculty members’ fears about how they and students in their classes will change as distance-education courses are introduced into university curricula. I ask readers to... More

    pp. 359-370

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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

    Online education is increasing exponentially in colleges and universities. In this article, writing instructors are introduced to theories of instructional design that form the foundation to... More

    pp. 371-385

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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

    This article 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... More

    pp. 387-397

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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

    This article addresses how online instructors can improve their email communications with students. The characteristics and demands of online instruction are described and characterized as... 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

    This article explores the possibility of a doctoral degree program in computers and writing by distance. We begin by reporting current developments in graduate education by distance with particular... More

    pp. 411-422

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

    Susan Kay Miller

    This article provides a review of the research published in Computers and Composition about teaching writing with distance-learning technology. The purpose of the article is to assess what research... More

    pp. 423-30

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