The Canadian Caucus of CCCC invites contributions to a roundtable on
teaching writing online:
"Value Added: Real or Imagined? Analyzing how going On-line Contributes
to Teaching Students to Write"
As universities rush to embrace perceived wealth from the internet,
composition instructors are faced with the challenge of using the
technology without compromising pedagogical values. The purpose of this
roundtable is to examine some of the ways on-line instruction can
enhance or change the way we teach writing. "On-line" should be
interpreted widely to include to include elements ranging from distance
education to adjuncts to classroom teaching. While people may discuss
particular online strategies, they should place them in a context in
which they can analyze what the strategy contributes to forming student
writers. The roundtable invites presentations that examine this issue
from the widest possible range of perspectives, with attention to
analyzing what makes various forms of online instruction work (or not).
The goal of a "roundtable" presentation is that is would allow for a
variety of perspectives, and for significant audience interaction.
Presentations, therefore, should be short, provocative, and even
Please send one page proposals for short presentations (approximately 8
minutes each) by e-mail to Janice Freeman <[log in to unmask]>
and Robert Irish <[log in to unmask]> by absolutely no later than
April 21st 1999. Please note in the proposal whether you will need
technology more advanced than an overhead. We will notify presenters as
quickly as possible after that deadline.