Transforming Writing Instruction in the Digital Age

Writing instruction and assessment for English language learners, K–8. New York: Guilford Press. Leu, D. J., Jr. (2000). Literacy and technology: Deictic consequences for literacy education in an information age.

Author: Thomas DeVere Wolsey

Publisher: Guilford Press

ISBN: 9781462504695

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 236

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An innovative, practical guide for middle and high school teachers, this book is packed with specific ways that technology can help serve the goals of effective writing instruction. It provides ready-to-implement strategies for teaching students to compose and edit written work electronically; conduct Internet inquiry; create blogs, websites, and podcasts; and use text messaging and Twitter productively. The book is grounded in state-of-the-art research on the writing process and the role of writing in content-area learning. Teacher-friendly features include vivid classroom examples, differentiation tips, links to online resources, and reproducible worksheets and forms. The large-size format facilitates photocopying.

Writing for the Information Age

Provides answers to questions about writing in the technological era, including information about manuscript preparation and writing email messages.

Author: Bruce Ross-Larson


ISBN: OCLC:1036931294

Category: English language


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Provides answers to questions about writing in the technological era, including information about manuscript preparation and writing email messages.

Maintaining Community in the Information Age

Computers were mainly seen as tools which enabled them to participate more fully in their chosen hobby of creative writing. They were not generally held up as objects which should be desirable in themselves, although many stated that ...

Author: Karen F. Evans

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230006201

Category: Social Science

Page: 202

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By exploring the experiences of community activists and organizations working with information and communication technology (ICT) to build communities, this book offers a grounded and informed study of the role ICT plays in people's lives. The author emphasizes the importance of networks built around trust, shared spaces and local knowledge bases in the formation of significant relationships in contemporary Western societies and in doing so, questions many of the assumptions which inform the rhetorics of the information age.


These two men happen to live in Windhoek, Namibia, but this is not a story about Africa--it is a story that could be repeated almost anywhere in the world, even next door.

Author: William Wresch

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 0813523702

Category: Computers

Page: 268

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In the Information Age, information is power. Who produces all that information, how does it move around, who uses it, to what ends, and under what constraints? Who gets that power? And what happens to the people who have no access to it? Disconnected begins with a striking vignette of two men: One is the thriving manager of a company selling personal computers and computer services. The other is just one among thousands of starving laborers. He has no way to find the information that might help him find a job, he cannot afford newspapers, rarely sees television, cannot understand the dialect of local radio broadcasts, will probably never touch a computer. These two men happen to live in Windhoek, Namibia, but this is not a story about Africa--it is a story that could be repeated almost anywhere in the world, even next door. With vivid anecdotes and data, William Wresch contrasts the opportunities of the information-rich with the limited prospects of the information-poor. Surveying the range of information--personal, public, organizational, commercial­--that has become the currency of exchange in today's world, he shows how each represents a form of power. He analyzes the barriers that keep people information-poor: geography, tyranny, illiteracy, psychological blinders, "noise," crime. Technology alone, he demonstrates, is not the answer. Even the technology-rich do not always get access to important information--or recognize its value. Wresch spells out the grim consequences of information inequity for individuals and society. Yet he ends with reasons for optimism and stories of people who are working to pull down the impediments to the flow of information.

Higher Education in the Information Age

Convincing individual faculty to take a hand at writing an opinion piece is another matter. My strategies are simple. I do almost everything face to face. Never letters or memos. Rarely phone calls. I always come to meetings with a ...

Author: Everette Eugene Dennis

Publisher: Transaction Publishers

ISBN: 1412825105

Category: Education

Page: 176

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College and university education has long been a material and intellectual luxury in American life. Fewer than 38 percent of Americans have ever attended college, and only about half that number hold bachelor's degrees. While post-World War Two legislation greatly democratized higher education, the editors of this volume contend that the system has never been a public stewardship. Many universities are devoted to private sector research rather than public learning, to productivity rather than democratic discourse, and because of diminished financial opportunities, increasingly exclude poor, working and lower middle class students, many of them people of color. The contributors to this volume recognize that the American system of higher education is the most open and egalitarian in the world. Largely for this reason, it is the only American institution which today enjoys a positive balance of trade. Many more foreign students come to study at American universities than do Americans go to study abroad. The study of higher education in an information age means examining higher education. The place of economics in decision-making is as a vehicle for social mobility. The volume covers a myriad of themes: the role of media ranking universities, and their contribution to low expectations of universities; the disjunction between massive support for college and university sports events and the intellectual and presumed academic missions of these institutions of higher learning; and boosterism as a general phenomenon in funding. Yet, editors and contributors alike emphasize new currents in the educational agenda. The essays cover efforts to close the gap between the mutual recriminations of universities and media leaders. The theme of this volume is that there is a crisis in higher education and a crisis hi knowledge--who produces it, controls it, uses it, and benefits by it. Properly understood, the issues common to both higher education and the media have profound implications for public life. This volume is critical of current practices, but also mindful that the university remains a place in which civil forms of discourse are central, and hence of great potential benefit to the dissemination of information and ideas as such. It will be of interest to professional interested hi communication and education.

Libraries in the Information Age An Introduction and Career Exploration 3rd Edition

The codex represented a more convenient format for both writing and reading. Although both papyrus and parchment were used in various places throughout the ancient world for centuries, the eventual displacement of papyrus as the ...

Author: Denise K. Fourie

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781610698658

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 349

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The book Library Media Connection cited as something "all librarians need to have on their shelves" is now thoroughly revised for today's 21st-century library environment. Covering both technology and library practices, the title has been a go-to text for librarians and library school students since 2002. • Thoroughly revises and updates a popular text for LIS or LTA programs that can also be used in MLIS curricula and for four-year programs in library studies and information studies • Provides a succinct introduction to the library industry and a practical overview of the field from seasoned practitioners • Brings together learnings from academic, public, special, and school libraries as well as archives and historical agencies, presenting material with both depth and breadth • Is applicable as an introduction for library funding agencies and public library trustees or boards

Web Design in Simple Steps

His company website , , provides online training , and links to all his books for sale on ... Powerful Paragraphs Riveting Reports EFFECTIVE WRITING INFORMATION AGE Writing for the Information Age Effective Writing ...

Author: James A. Brannan

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 0273723537

Category: Web sites

Page: 185

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Discover everything you want to know about Web design in this easy to use guide, from the most essential tasks that you'll want to perform, to solving the most common problems you'll encounter.

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

Teaching Writing in MOOCs Without an understanding of the elements of style, figurative language, voice and other traits ... emails, images, and other quotes about information in the digital age without the satisfaction one felt in the ...

Author: Monske, Elizabeth A.

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781522517191

Category: Education

Page: 457

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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.

John Trevisa s Information Age

Although older knowledge was limited by geography , there nevertheless seems to be a limit to what can truly be known by “ later " writers , even by those who have traversed the globe . Batman muses that if today's explorers have the ...

Author: Emily Steiner

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780192896902

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 288

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Explores reference books in the medieval period including informational texts, encyclopedias, histories, and manuals, with particular attention to John Trevisa's translations and how these influenced the form and development of vernacular English literature.

The Myth and Magic of Library Systems

So, when writing about the information age, it is probably best we use information age tools. Let's try it. Imagine you have been hearing the terms Information Systems and Information Technology for years and finally decide to make ...

Author: Keith J. Kelley

Publisher: Chandos Publishing

ISBN: 9780081000878

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 208

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The Myth and Magic of Library Systems not only defines what library systems are, but also provides guidance on how to run a library systems department. It is aimed at librarians or library administrations tasked with managing, or using, a library systems department. This book focuses on different scenarios regarding career changes for librarians and the ways they may have to interact with library systems, including examples that speak to IT decision-making responsibilities, work as a library administrator, or managerial duties in systems departments. Provides guidance on how to run a library systems department Focuses on different scenarios regarding career changes for librarians and the ways they may have to interact with library systems Includes sample scenarios that speak to IT decision-making responsibilities, work as a library administrator, or managerial duties in systems departments

Teaching Information Literacy and Writing Studies

Information literacy in an information society: A concept for the information age. Syracuse, NY: ERIC Clearinghouse. ED 372763. ... Attitudes about graduate L2 writing in engineering: Possibilities for more integrated Instruction.

Author: Grace Veach

Publisher: Purdue University Press

ISBN: 9781612495477

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 310

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This volume, edited by Grace Veach, explores leading approaches to foregrounding information literacy in first-year college writing courses. Chapters describe cross-disciplinary efforts underway across higher education, as well as innovative approaches of both writing professors and librarians in the classroom. This seminal work unpacks the disciplinary implications for information literacy and writing studies as they encounter one another in theory and practice, during a time when "fact" or "truth" is less important than fitting a predetermined message. Topics include reading and writing through the lens of information literacy, curriculum design, specific writing tasks, transfer, and assessment.

The Sundance Writer A Rhetoric Reader Research Guide and Handbook

... affect the overall learning experience. Cengage Learning reserves the right to remove additional content at any time if subsequent rights restrictions r it. - A \ Writing in the Information Age Part 5: Writing in the Information Age.

Author: Mark Connelly

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9781133713715

Category: Education

Page: 816

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Praised for its practical strategies, real-world emphasis, and focus on critical thinking, this successful 4-in-1 text (rhetoric, reading, research guide, and handbook) prepares students for writing in college and in the workplace. THE SUNDANCE WRITER, FIFTH EDITION, provides students with essential skills needed for writing in college and beyond, including critical thinking and reading, as well as writing for academic and workplace audiences. The fifth edition features an important restructuring of content that allows students to proceed more quickly to writing projects and to incorporating research into their writing. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Virtual Collaborative Writing in the Workplace Computer Mediated Communication Technologies and Processes

VIRTUAL COLLABORATIVE WRITING It seems fitting to examine the subject of virtual collaborative writing during the information age, a time with unprecedented access to knowledge through technology. Information is important to us—whether ...

Author: Hewett, Beth L.

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781605669953

Category: Computers

Page: 516

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"This book investigates the use of computer-mediated communication technologies and collaborative processes to facilitate effective interdependent collaboration in writing projects, especially in virtual workplace settings"--Provided by publisher.

The Academic Writer s Toolkit

Writing for the Information Age. New York: Norton. Silvia, Paul J. 2007. How to Write a Lot: A Practical Guide to Productive Academic Writing. Washington, D.C.: American Psychological Association. Zinsser, William K. 2006.

Author: Arthur Asa Berger

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781315419329

Category: Psychology

Page: 176

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Berger’s slim, user-friendly volume on academic writing is a gift to linguistically-stressed academics. Author of 60 published books, the author speaks to junior scholars and graduate students about the process and products of academic writing. He differentiates between business writing skills for memos, proposals, and reports, and the scholarly writing that occurs in journals and books. He has suggestions for getting the “turgid” out of turgid academic prose and offers suggestions on how to best structure various forms of documents for effective communication. Written in Berger’s friendly, personal style, he shows by example that academics can write good, readable prose in a variety of genres.

Literacy in the Information Age Final Report of the International Adult Literacy Survey

Figure 3.10 presents index scores for engagement in writing at work. The results show that for most countries this index is below 1 for respondents with Level 1 skills – the exceptions are Germany, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.

Author: OECD

Publisher: OECD Publishing

ISBN: 9789264181762


Page: 220

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This book presents evidence on the nature and magnitude of the literacy gaps faced by OECD countries.

Improve Your Global Business English

You have the power to choose the words you write, so choose the right ones. And yes, this applies to the workplace too. Make a difference! The changing face of writing in the digital age We live in the information age, ...

Author: Fiona Talbot

Publisher: Kogan Page Publishers

ISBN: 9780749466152

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

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In a business world that spans several continents, it is no longer common for everyone to speak English as a first language. Whether you speak English as a first, second or even third language, intercultural business communication means that getting it right first time has never been more important for you and your organization. English can never be standardized in the global and digital marketplace; instead, we can learn how to customize business English according to our own values and culture and communicate successfully across borders. Improve Your Global Business English creates an awareness in the reader of what to avoid and how to ensure that communications are correctly understood. Very readable and hugely instructive, Improve Your Global Business English provides practical self-study with quizzes, activities and worksheets, helping you to fine-tune your written communication. By mastering the basics, defining your readers and tailoring your message to them, understanding the conventions of different media and understanding cultures, you can enhance your reputation as a truly global, modern player in today's marketplace. If you want your messages to be perceived as you intended, to retain customers or to win new ones, Improve Your Global Business English gives you the background you need. Online supporting resources for this book include supplementary video, self-test questions and answers, templates and a case study on going global

Problem Based Learning in the Information Age

Often the argument for evaluating students ' writing ability to assign students to groups is that strong and weak writers can be paired . The strong writers can help the weak writers , and the weak writers benefit from learning about ...

Author: Dave S. Knowlton

Publisher: Jossey-Bass

ISBN: UOM:39015057590666

Category: Education

Page: 93

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This issue provides information about theories and practices associated with Problem-based learning (PBL). Partially because of changes in the Information Age that are transforming the nature of knowledge and the types of problems that people face, professors are adopting PBL in order to facilitate a broader and more up-to-date role of what it means "to learn." Professors will encounter, however, their own set of problems when designing and implementing a problem-based curriculum. Not unlike PBL assignments to their students, the issues and obstacles professors will encounter require practical solutions. The authors of this issue have practical experience in the design and implementation of PBL. Based on their experiences, they offer insightful commentaries and useful guidelines about various aspects of PBL. These guidelines include ideas for designing useful problems that can serve as the basis of PBL activities, creating environments conducive to problem solving, facilitating students' problem solving activities, and assessing students' efforts in problem solving. This is the 95th issue of the quarterly journal New Directions for Teaching and Learning.