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Computers and Composition

Volume 24, Number 3

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Number of articles: 8

  1. Written arguments and collaborative speech acts in practising the argumentative power of language through chat debates

    Leena I. Laurinen & Miika J. Marttunen

    This study deals with the quality of argumentation and collaboration in students’ chat debates. The argumentative interaction between students is analysed by categorising their speech turns into... More

    pp. 230-246

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  2. Implementing an open process approach to a multilingual online writing center: The case of Calliope

    Liesbeth Opdenacker & Luuk Van Waes

    This paper briefly describes the main characteristics of Calliope, a Belgian online writing center. Calliope began with the collaborative development of a theoretical framework based on a process... More

    pp. 247-265

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  3. Weathering wikis: Net-based learning meets political science in a South African university

    Tony Carr, Andrew Morrison, Glenda Cox & Andrew Deacon

    Wikis represent flexible tools functioning as open-ended environments for collaboration while also offering process and group writing support. Here we focus on a project to innovate the use of... More

    pp. 266-284

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  4. Text-making practices beyond the classroom context: Private instant messaging in Hong Kong

    Carmen K.M. Lee

    This article explores the ways in which instant messaging (IM) texts are produced by a group of university students in Hong Kong. Even though there exists a body of research on linguistic issues of... More

    pp. 285-301

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  5. Technologizing Africa: On the bumpy information highway

    Dwedor Morais Ford

    Although the microcomputer and the Internet continue to advance rapidly in Western cultures, developing nations, especially those in Africa, are lagging behind—a situation that continues to widen... More

    pp. 302-316

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  6. Non-existence of systematic education on computerized writing in Japanese schools

    Taku Sugimoto

    In Japanese schools, from elementary to college levels, digital technologies are not widely used for writing education. It sounds paradoxical that computer use in writing education is not... More

    pp. 317-328

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  7. “Wanted: Some Black Long Distance [Writers]”: Blackboard Flava-Flavin and other AfroDigital experiences in the classroom

    Carmen Kynard

    This essay examines how students of African descent at a predominantly black college on the East Coast digitally perform their ethnic identities and rhetorics in a freshman composition course. The ... More

    pp. 329-345

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  8. On the bright side of the screen: Material-world interactions surrounding the socialization of outsiders to digital spaces

    Sally W. Chandler, Joshua Burnett & Jacklyn Lopez

    Internet technologies are generally characterized as deriving from Western mindsets—the assumptions, values, and beliefs that determine how individuals perceive, interpret, and communicate... More

    pp. 346-364

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