Approaches to Computer Writing Classrooms

Learning From Practical Experience

Edited by Linda Myers

Subjects: Computers
Series: SUNY series, Literacy, Culture, and Learning: Theory and Practice
Paperback : 9780791415689, 225 pages, August 1993
Hardcover : 9780791415672, 225 pages, August 1993

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Table of contents


Linda Myers

1. Historical Barriers to Intelligent Classroom Design
Trent Batson

2. Student to Student: Putting Computers in Writing Classrooms
Fred Kemp

3. Integratng Theory and Ergonomics: Designing the Electronic Writing Classroom
Gail E. Hawisher and Michael A. Pemberton

4. I Sing the Body Electric: The Near-Literary Art of the Technological Deal
Deborah Holdstein

5. Adminstrative, Instructional, and User Decisions: Writing in an English Department's Macintosh Lab
Barbara Sitko

6. Our Pal Penelope: Weaving and Unweaving Models of Theory, Practice, and Research for Designing and Operating Computer-supported Writing Facilities
Cynthia L. Selfe, Richard J. Selfe, and Johndan Johnson-Eilola

7. Designing a Computer Classroom: Pedagogy, Nuts, and Bolts
Carolyn Handa

Robert C. Green

9. The Evolving Computer Classroom for English Studies
Valerie M. Balester

10. Designing Computerized Writing Classrooms
Lisa Gerrard

11. The Teacher-designed Computer Writing Classroom
Karen Nilson D'Agostino

12. Students, Teachers, Computers, and Architects: Designing an Open Computer Writing Laboratory
Gordon Thomas





This text provides a variety of practical and theoretical approaches to computer classroom design. Pedagogical, ethical, and political issues are discussed as well as nuts-and-bolts construction, adapting teaching styles to a CAI environment, use of specific hardware and software, and speculation regarding future electronic learning environments.

Linda Myers teaches computer-assisted composition and literature courses at Lehigh University, utilizing networks, hypertext, and multi-media formats.


"My first thought went like this: 'Oh no, not another book about computer labs. ' But after I read the book, I realized the great diversity possible in classroom design. I started to get really interested. And this surprised me because I have written on the topic, and I thought I had it all figured out. I learned a lot from reading this book. " — Thomas T. Barker, Texas Tech University

"There are still many instructors and administrators who are just beginning to establish computer writing facilities. They're not sure where to begin. This book could help. " — Evelyn Posey, The University of Texas, El Paso