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

Not only was this not covered in our own professional development as online writing instructors, but it was also not welcomed by some of our local workshop leaders as a valuable and necessary component of training and professional ...

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.

Why Writing Matters

My focus here is on the entirety of the online learning experience, or at least what is made visible in the textual communication that goes on between students in course-based discussion fora. The claims I make around writer authority ...

Author: Awena Carter

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9789027218070

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 254

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This book brings together the work of scholars from around the world – UK, Pakistan, US, South Africa, Hungary, Korea, Mexico – to illustrate and celebrate the many ways in which Roz Ivanic has advanced the academic study of writing. Focusing on writing in different formal contexts of education, from primary through to further and higher education in a range of national contexts, the twenty one original contributions in the book critically engage with theoretical and empirical issues raised in Ivanic's influential body of work. In their exploration of writers' struggles with the demands of dominant literacy the authors significantly extend understandings of writing practices in formal institutions. Organized around three themes central to Ivanic's work – creativity and identity; pedagogy; and research methodologies – the twelve chapters and nine personal and scholarly reflections reveal the powerful ways in which Ivanic's work has influenced thinking in the field of writing and continues to open up avenues for future questioning and research.

The Art and Business of Online Writing

How?By using his own personal toolkit of writing strategies, headline structures, formats, and proven styles, all of which were mastered over a 10-year period."This book contains everything I know about online writing," says Cole.

Author: Nicolas Cole


ISBN: 0998203491



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Stimulating Story Writing

DfES (2002) Year 6 Planning Exemplification 2002–2003: Narrative Writing Unit. [Online.] Available at: http://dera.ioe.ac.uk/4825/5/nls_y6t1exunits075202narr1.pdf (accessed: 15 January 2015). DfES (2005) Conflict and Confrontation.

Author: Simon Brownhill

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317618928

Category: Education

Page: 154

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Stimulating Story Writing! Inspiring Children aged 7-11 offers innovative and exciting ways to inspire children to want to create stories and develop their story writing skills. This practical guide offers comprehensive and informed support for professionals to effectively engage ‘child authors’ in stimulating story writing activity. Packed full of story ideas, resource suggestions and practical activities, the book explores various ways professionals can help children to develop the six key elements of story, these being character, setting, plot, conflict, resolution and ending. All of the ideas in the book are designed to complement and enrich existing writing provision in classrooms with strategies such as role play, the use of different technologies, and using simple open ended resources as story stimuli. Separated into two sections and with reference to the Key Stage 2 curricula, this timely new text provides professionals with tried and tested strategies and ideas that can be used with immediate effect. Chapters include: • Creating Characters • The Plot Thickens • Inspired Ideas • Resourcing the Story Stimulation This timely new text is the perfect guide for inspiring children aged 7-11 in the classroom and will be an essential resource for teachers and students on teacher training courses.

Scientific writing for agricultural research scientists

Writing an article for print-only or for electronic-only journals requires the same skills and quality of presentation. The only difference is that an online journal may allow different types of materials to be submitted–for example, ...

Author: Youdeowei, A.

Publisher: CTA

ISBN: 9789290815068

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 192

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This new, fully revised edition aims to serve as a guide for agricultural research scientists and other practitioners in writing papers for publication. It also looks to provide a resource manual for training courses in scientific writing. There are three new chapters on reporting statistical results, communicating science to non-scientific audiences and electronic publishing. In addition, the original chapters have all been rewritten to reflect current developments and to make the content more complete and easily comprehensible.

Technical Writing

9.8 Online Courses Most universities, including mine, offer online courses and programs of study for technical professionals. Developing an online course is really a special kind of technical writing.

Author: Phillip A. Laplante

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780429884504

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 280

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Technical Writing: A Practical Guide for Engineers, Scientists, and Nontechnical Professionals, Second Edition enables readers to write, edit, and publish materials of a technical nature, including books, articles, reports, and electronic media. Written by a renowned engineer and widely published technical author, this guide complements traditional writer’s reference manuals on technical writing through presentation of first-hand examples that help readers understand practical considerations in writing and producing technical content. These examples illustrate how a publication originates as well as various challenges and solutions. The second edition contains new material in every chapter including new topics, additional examples, insights, tips and tricks, new vignettes and more exercises. Appendices have been added for writing checklists and writing samples. The references and glossary have been updated and expanded. In addition, a focus on writing for the nontechnical persons working in the technology world and the nonnative English speaker has been incorporated. Written in an informal, conversational style, unlike traditional college writing texts, the book also contains many interesting vignettes and personal stories to add interest to otherwise stodgy lessons.

Successful Academic Writing

Use online peer writing groups. For writers with the lets-it-allhang-out coping style, we recommend online peer writing groups rather than face-to-face groups for a couple of reasons. First, the lets-it-all-hangout writers may do lots ...

Author: Anneliese A. Singh

Publisher: Guilford Publications

ISBN: 9781462529421

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 260

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Using rich examples and engaging pedagogical tools, this book equips students to master the challenges of academic writing in graduate school and beyond. The authors delve into nitty-gritty aspects of structure, style, and language, and offer a window onto the thought processes and strategies that strong writers rely on. Essential topics include how to: identify the audience for a particular piece of writing; craft a voice appropriate for a discipline-specific community of practice; compose the sections of a qualitative, quantitative, or mixed-methods research article; select the right peer-reviewed journal for submitting an article; and navigate the publication process. Readers are also guided to build vital self-coaching skills in order to stay motivated and complete projects successfully. User-Friendly Features *Exercises (with answers) analyzing a variety of texts. *Annotated excerpts from peer-reviewed journal articles. *Practice opportunities that help readers apply the ideas to their own writing projects. *Personal reflections and advice on common writing hurdles. *End-of-chapter Awareness and Action Reminders with clear steps to take.

Writing Theology Well 2nd Edition

Writing. the. theological. genres. in. a. digital. environment: Online. rhetorics. for. writing. emails,. discussion. posts,. and. blogs. How has writing in a digital environment informed and transformed the landscape of “writing ...

Author: Lucretia B. Yaghjian

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9780567296214

Category: Religion

Page: 416

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A working guide for students conducting theological writing and research on theology and biblical studies courses, this book integrates the disciplines of writing, rhetoric, and theology, to provide a standard text for the teaching and mentoring of writing across the theological curriculum.As a theological rhetoric, it also encourages excellence in theological writing in the public domain by helping to equip students for their wider vocations as writers, preachers, and communicators in a variety of ministerial and professional contexts. This 2nd Edition includes new chapters on 'Writing Theology in a New Language', which explores the linguistic and cultural challenges of writing theology well in a non-native language, and 'Writing and Learning Theology in an Electronic Age', addressed to distance learning students learning to write theology well from online courses, and dealing with the technologies necessary to do so.

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

Because of the complexity of both collaborative writing and online communication, we need to focus more explicitly on strategies that can specifically support the processes of virtual collaborative writing. Whataspects of group work and ...

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.

Successful Student Writing through Formative Assessment

You want to give each of your twenty-five or more students immediate feedback on their writing, but immediate feedback to that many students becomes extremely difficult. Online programs can give instant online feedback to students ...

Author: Harry Grover Tuttle

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317924388

Category: Education

Page: 144

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Use formative assessment to dramatically improve your students’ writing. In Successful Student Writing Through Formative Assessment, educator and international speaker Harry G. Tuttle shows you how to guide middle and high school students through the prewriting, writing, and revision processes using formative assessment techniques that work. This brand new set of strategies includes real writing samples plus easy-to-use applications that will allow you to monitor, diagnose, and provide continual feedback to your students. You'll help them perfect their written communication skills and ready them for further growth. Tuttle offers tips on breaking large writing assignments into several smaller tasks, identifying red flags, varying your feedback methods, and more. Enhance your instruction by assessing students at specific points throughout the writing process, and help them to become better writers as a result!

Computers and the Teaching of Writing in American Higher Education 1979 1994

When I came to Carnegie-Mellon I experimented on myself, writing online all the time to see what kind of impact that had on my writing style and practices. In '82, though, I got interested in library research when I was offered a ...

Author: Gail E. Hawisher

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9781567502527

Category: Education

Page: 363

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This book is a history composed of histories. Its particular focus is the way in which computers entered and changed the field of composition studies, a field that defines itself both as a research community and as a community of teachers. This may have a somewhat sinister suggestion that technology alone has agency, but this history (made of histories) is not principally about computers. It is about people-the teachers and scholars who have adapted the computer to their personal and professional purposes. From the authors' perspectives, change in technology drives changes in the ways we live and work, and we, agents to a degree in control of our own lives, use technology to achieve our human purposes. REVIEW: . . . This book reminds those of us now using computers to teach writing where we have been, and it brings those who are just entering the field up to date. More important, it will inform administrators, curriculum specialists, and others responsible for implementing the future uses of technology in writing instruction. - Computers and Composition

Toefl Full Writing Task 10 Real Tests

You should write between 150225 words. Model Answer The lecturer and the writer disagree on the merits of online education. The writer believes that online education is detrimental; stating that organizational issues, lack of social ...

Author: Nathan Dixon

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 9781365104893

Category: Education


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This book is written by teacher, together with foreign writing experts, especially for the benefits of TOEFL candidates. It covers 10 real integrated writing tasks from TOEFL iBT (2013-2014) and the corresponding sample essays composed by foreign experts. Features The real tests and the sample essays act as a compass, enabling you to gauge directions in seas of practices, approach the real TOELF iBT writing, learn from authentic English, and master effective skills for high score essays.

TOEFL iBT Full Writing Task 10 Real Tests

You should write between 150225 words. Model Answer The lecturer and the writer disagree on the merits of online education. The writer believes that online education is detrimental; stating that organizational issues, lack of social ...

Author: Nathan Dixon

Publisher: Nathan Dixon


Category: Study Aids

Page: 62

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BIG DISCOUNT - ONLY for this WEEKEND!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Do you find it hard to improve your TOEFL writing score? Do you find it frustrating when you have nothing to write? Do you find it useless after you have memorized so many writing templates? Do you find it boring to read those dull writing books? Here comes the gooooood news! This book is written by teacher, together with foreign writing experts, especially for the benefits of TOEFL candidates. It covers 10 real integrated writing tasks from TOEFL iBT (2013-2014) and the corresponding sample essays composed by foreign experts. Features The real tests and the sample essays act as a compass, enabling you to gauge directions in seas of practices, approach the real TOELF iBT writing, learn from authentic English, and master effective skills for high score essays.

What Teachers Need to Know about Reading and Writing Difficulties

This is an extremely informative and helpful document outlining the strategies that have been proved by research to enhance students' writing abilities. Available online at: http://www.carnegie.org/literacy/pdf/writingnext.pdf ◗ Many ...

Author: Peter S. Westwood

Publisher: Aust Council for Ed Research

ISBN: 9780864319609

Category: Education

Page: 111

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Literacy skills are fundamental to all areas of learning in the school curriculum, but also have a profound impact on an individual's chances of finding satisfying work in the years beyond school. This book draws on the latest research from around the world to explain some of the causes of literacy problems and gives practical advice on methods to support students with their own difficulties. Details of additional resources and online links are provided to assist teachers who wish to pursue some of the issues in greater depth. ò

Research Writing Rewired

As teachers, we need to consider that if students post content online that contains errors or immature viewpoints, it could possibly jeopardize some aspects of their future college and career goals. There are times when people evaluate ...

Author: Dawn Reed

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 9781483389912

Category: Education

Page: 264

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Research shows that only half of teachers say digital tools make writing instruction easier... Research Writing Rewired shows us how to channel students’ passion for digital communication into meeting our goals, and provides a vision for teaching English in today’s classroom. The authors provide you with a clear model for tech-rich research that will inform your own units. Guiding components include: An inquiry-based, technology-rich unit 28 model lessons and a framework including extensions, tech tips, and activities Best practices on formative assessment, close reading, and think alouds Activities built around students’ favorite technology QR codes to video clips on a companion website

Innovative Approaches in Teaching English Writing to Chinese Speakers

Weeks Tasks for students (Required) Metacognitive Strategy Instructions provided (Flavell, ) Week 3⁄4 [Planning] Assignment Orientation [F F] Assignment Guidelines [Online] [Monitoring] Checklist (Draft ) [Online] Around Week ...

Author: Barry Lee Reynolds

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 9781501512643

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 285

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English writing is acknowledged as an essential skill for critical thinking, learning, and expression, and most EFL learners find themselves struggling when writing in English due to a lack of writing skills, content knowledge, writing strategies, intrinsic motivation, and fluency development practice. This edited volume, covering innovative approaches such as e-learning, strategy-based instruction, metacognitive training, a minimal grammar approach, writing assessment, and a genre-based approach, aims to innovate writing instruction in Chinese speaking regions, which has traditionally been characterized by rigid, teacher-centered, test-oriented approaches. We aim for this edited volume to provide theoretical underpinnings as well as contemporary practical advice related to EFL writing instruction for Chinese speakers.

Inviting Writing

Teaching and Learning Writing Across the Primary Curriculum Adam Bushnell, David Waugh. O'Byrne and Murell (2014) and Lenhart et al. (2008) looked at the way learners read and write online; they point out that the relationship between ...

Author: Adam Bushnell

Publisher: Learning Matters

ISBN: 9781526414830

Category: Education

Page: 248

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With recent research findings by The National Literacy Trust indicating that 1 in 2 children enjoy writing, should primary school teachers be using it more? There are opportunities for teaching and learning writing in all subjects and all lessons. Inviting Writing supports you to find these opportunities and to plan, assess and develop children’s writing for a range of purposes in a range of styles. Chapters cover every curriculum subject and explore the unique writing opportunities for each one. It helps you to focus on teaching the skills of composition and on taking writing forward. Examples of good practice are included throughout, alongside suggestions for teaching activities. This book also outlines the many ways in which children's writing can be evidenced and encourages you to reconsider the ways in which children's progress in writing can be tracked and captured. This is a practical guide to teaching writing across the curriculum.

The Writer s Response A Reading Based Approach to Writing

People in nearly every major demographic group—old and young, men and women, urbanites and rural dwellers—are more likely to know someone who uses online dating (or met a longterm partner through online dating) than was the case eight ...

Author: Stephen McDonald

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9781305855663

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 528

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THE WRITER'S RESPONSE teaches students not only the basics of paragraph and essay writing—unity, coherence, and support—but also the basics of academic writing, making it a complete source for students preparing for higher-level work. Through a variety of exercises and extensive readings, the text teaches students to read carefully and summarize accurately, to recognize and respond to specific points in the material they have read, to synthesize ideas from several reading selections, and to evaluate and argue about the ideas they have found in their reading material. Although the authors' focus is on writing about reading, they also encourage students to use their personal experiences to develop and support their ideas. This combination results in a text that not only imparts the fundamentals of college-level writing, but also helps each student find his or her own voice—and discover that they do, indeed, have something to say. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Ways to Make Money Writing

you go online, there's content. With millions of websites on the internet, there's ahuge demand for writers to cover a vast array of subjects for hugely diverse audiences who have a variety of interests. A lot of online content is ...

Author: Angie Timmons

Publisher: Enslow Publishing, LLC

ISBN: 9781978515628

Category: Young Adult Nonfiction

Page: 80

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Many teens have a passion for writing, but it isn't always obvious to them how they can turn this interest into a remunerative one, much less a career. Though it may not be easy to get published, this volume explores the various ways teens can get their work published, both online and in printed form. Along with tips on how to polish their writing so that it's publication-ready, readers will also get pragmatic advice on working as a writing tutor, getting a start in journalism, self-publishing, dealing with contracts and editors, marketing themselves, and more.

Women s Life Writing and Imagined Communities

As these online diaries show , the communities formed around life - writing texts are severely circumscribed by notions of sameness based on ethnicity , race , nationality , gender , generation , and place .

Author: Cynthia Anne Huff

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 0415372208

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 330

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Recognising the great legacy of women's life writings, this book draws on a wealth of sources to critically examine the impact of these writings on our communities.