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Writing the Web: Linking Computer Technology and Writing Courses

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Derek Stanovsky Ph.D., Associate Professor of Philosophy and Religion and Director of Internet Studies, Interdisciplinary Studies Program (Creator)
Institution
Appalachian State University (ASU )
Web Site: http://www.library.appstate.edu/

Abstract: Web page authoring poses a double challenge as both a technical and a writing task. During fall 2000, Watauga College offered two linked courses aimed at providing first-year students with both the technical and editorial know-how to write for online audiences. Tom Van Gilder, computer consultant for the College of Arts and Sciences, taught “Exploration of a Wired World,” a hands-on course designed to give the students the technical background needed to create content for the World Wide Web. These same students enrolled in Derek Stanovsky’s sections of Watauga College’s “Tools of Human Understanding,” an interdisciplinary writing course required of all entering Watauga College students.

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Stanovsky, D. and Thomas Van Gilder (2002) "Writing the Web: Linking Computer Technology and Writing Courses." Teaching and Learning at Appalachian, vol. 6: 32-34, 2001-2002.
Language: English
Date: 2002