Handbook of Research on Writing and Composing in the Age of MOOCs

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Monske, Elizabeth A., Blair, Kristine L.
IGI Global, Nov 29, 2016 - Education - 457 pages

The development of online learning environments has enhanced the availability of educational opportunities for students. By implementing effective curriculum strategies, this ensures proper quality and instruction in online settings.

The Handbook of Research on Writing and Composing in the Age of MOOCs is a critical reference source that overviews the current state of larger scale online courses and the latest competencies for teaching writing online. Featuring comprehensive coverage across a range of perspectives on teaching in virtual classrooms, such as MOOC delivery models, digital participation, and user-centered instructional design, this book is ideal for educators, professionals, practitioners, academics, and researchers interested in the latest material on writing and composition strategies for online classrooms.

 

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Contents

A Typology of MOOCS
1
Writing MOOEEs?
17
MOOCs in the Global Context
39
Digital Citizens as Writers
56
PrincipledDigital
75
Getting Girly Online
87
Arguing for Proactivity
106
Connecting Writing Studies with Online Programs
123
A Critical Distance
232
Audience User Producer
254
What Online Writing Spaces Afford Us in the Age of Campus Carry WallBuilding and Orlandos Pulse Tragedy
278
Introduction Discussion Board Forums in Online Writing Courses Are Essential
294
Using Online Writing Communities to Teach Writing MOOCs
317
Hacking the Lecture
331
Training Instructors to Teach Multimodal Composition in Online Courses
348
Challenging Evaluation
370

Contact and Interactivity in Televised Learning
137
Developmental Writing and MOOCs
153
Problematic Partnerships
169
The Online Writing Program Administrator OWPA
188
Reshaping Institutional Mission
202
Whats a Technician to Do?
216
Conducting Programmatic Assessments of Online Writing Instruction
385
Compilation of References
406
About the Contributors
448
Index
453
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Elizabeth Monske, currently a Professor at Northern Michigan University, holds a Ph.D. in English with a specialization in Rhetoric and Writing and cognate in Technical Communication from Bowling Green State University. From 2004-2007, she was the Technical Writing Coordinator at Louisiana Tech University prior to arriving at NMU. Hired in 2007 at NMU, Dr. Monske has been involved in many aspects of the department and university. She teaches developmental composition, first year composition, technical writing, and graduate level courses in rhetoric and various pedagogies. With research interests in online education and faculty training, she has published in Computers and Composition, Kairos, and The Journal of Educational Technology and Society. Dr. Monske has also presented and given workshops on various aspects of computers and composition and online education--i.e. digital identity, eportfolios, and pedagogy--at conferences and faculty seminars.

Kristine L. Blair is Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences and Professor of English at Youngstown State University. She currently serves as editor of Computers and Composition and its online companion journal, Computers and Composition Online. [Editor]

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