Thursday, September 4, 2014

Teaching Roundtable Collaborative Writing in the Classroom

This session will demonstrate and discuss how collaborative documents online can help students develop their writing skills, provide peer reviews, and incorporate instructor feedback. Bring your writing-class challenges for discussion.

Writing-intensive courses provide opportunities for students to practice writing as well as sharing it with others. Collaborative writing spaces are one avenue through which students can develop writing skills. This session will demonstrate and discuss how collaborative documents online can help students develop their individual skills through small group writing assignments. Moreover, online documents can facilitate feedback within a text from peers and the professor, including the new suggestion feature within Google Drive. Faculty members are encouraged to bring their writing-class challenges for discussion.

Staging Encounters: Assessing the Performance of Context in Students’ Multimodal Writing. Read the article here (access on campus only).

Perelman, Foucault, and Social Networking: How Facebook and Audience Perception Can Spark Critical Thinking in the Composition Classrooms. Read the article here.

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