Friday, May 23, 2008
Writing Program as Technology
I've been thinking about Writing Programs as technologies for a long time, but it dawned on me this morning that there might be a good institutional research project on some of the interesting program-wide implementations of technology in writing programs. I learned about UGA's use of EMMA yesterday; they subtly distinguished themselves from the Texas Tech approach to anonymous grading through web interface. ISU Comm has focused more on the overt "literacies" (WOVE) rather than back-end mechanics. I wonder where I could find a "program" that isn't much of a program--MSUM?--and then do some institutional investigation into the dynamics of these programs, what is getting written, what kind of student learning is happening, etc.