Computers have reshaped our world and our lives in ways we have not anticipated. They have redefined not only the way in which work is done in offices, schools and manufacturing complexes, but also the nature of work itself. They have shown us that political boundaries are indefensible against invasions of ideas. The steady transborder […]
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1. Introduction Online education has become a topic of much debate within the academy in recent years. Martin Irvine, Associate Vice President for Technology Strategy at Georgetown University states that â€˜Internet-based distance learning or elearning is on every educator’s and corporate leader’s agendaâ€™, and that we are at the beginning of an â€˜elearning revolutionâ€™. There […]
(This paper is based on a panel presentation given at CCCC 2001, in Denver Colorado. The panel was entitled “Mandates for Composition: Rereading Public Policy Documents in California”, and was chaired by Linda Brodkey.) One of the reasons we decided to form this panel was to argue that a stronger understanding of the role of […]
In another moment down went Alice after it,never once considering how in the world she was to get out again.Â -Aliceâ€™s Adventures in Wonderland Simulacra of simulation,Â founded on information, the model,Â the cybernetic game â€“ total operationality,Â hyperreality, aim of total control. -Jean Baudrillard warnsÂ against the danger of theÂ simulacra Break on Through to the Other SideÂ  Alice stands […]
I love to dance.Â Â Old School Funk, Soul and Hip Hop music are my genres of choice.Â Â When I get on the dance floor and start to move, the world melts away and I feel as though I am pure music, pure motion.Â Â I feel most truly free when I am dancing.Â Â I have searched for the words to […]
Of all responsibilities you have as a composition instructor, evaluating student writing occupies most of your time and has furthest reaching material effects. Though you may spend lots of hours preparing for class, conferencing with your students, and actually teaching, chances are you’ll spend many more grading. Though we instructors often place the highest value […]
Iâ€™ve taken the liberty of quoting my own work to start this talk, not because Iâ€™m enamored with my own prose, but because it sets up a central concern that my colleagues and I have about the way writing is taught in colleges and universities. Writing, as we all know, is something we do â€“ an activity, a process. In fact most of us, if asked, would say that we teach writing using a â€œprocess approach.â€