Hi Phillipa, I have been looking into this issue and will be doing some
presenting at CATTW on three software packages that facilitate on-line
commentary on student papers: Common space, Web Review and the Comment
features in Word.
I have also just heard of a new product that might facilitate the
development of on-line products--Web Weaver. It sounds interesting and
exciting because it is HTML compatible.
YOu should also contact Dave Goodwin--he is working with a CD compatible
system that is the equivalent of Web Weaver.
If you get into the software let me know and we can exchange notes as I aim
to play around with it this summer to see what it can do.
From: Philippa Spoel <[log in to unmask]>
To: [log in to unmask] <[log in to unmask]>
Date: May 13, 1999 8:33 AM
Subject: Advice on technology, please
>I wonder whether members of CASLL would be able to help me out with
>suggestions for a proposal I have to write in the next week. It's a
>proposal about how we can integrate technology into our Centre for
>Academic Writing. Primarily, I'm interested in ideas about
>computer-assisted writing support. We have a peer-tutoring program that
>is extremely popular with students, but up until now we have functioned
>without any kind of computer support for this service. Our tutors
>provide 50 minute individual consultations. As well, we offer a variety
>of in-class and out-of-class workshops for students and for faculty.
>We aren't interested in technology that will do away with people, but
>rather ways that we can enhance what we already do. In particular, we'd
>like to set something up for distance writing support (that is, for
>students off campus).
>I have no idea what if anything we will get from this proposal, but I
>want to "think big" for now. I'd love to know what CASLL members would
>ask for if you could have whatever you wanted for this kind of pedagogy.