Preparing White Papers In The CWRL
This white paper launches the CWRL White Paper Series. It establishes a rationale, principles, and guidelines for structuring white papers and suggests how they might be distributed and archived for future use.
Welcome To The Blogosphere: Using Weblogs To Create Classroom Community
This paper introduces weblogs (“blogs”) and their potential uses in the computer-assisted classroom, especially in composition and literature courses.
A Rationale For Teaching Hypertext Authoring In Literature Courses
In this paper, I present an argument for why literature instructors might choose to incorporate hypertext authoring assignments into their courses.
Creating A Single Authentication Scheme For The CWRL
The methods and rationale behind creating a single authentication system for all client and server machines in the CWRL.
This paper explores educational ways to program and use bots in a MOO environment.
Uses Of PowerPoint In The 314L Classroom
This white paper attempts to examine the use of PowerPoint in educational forums.
Describing Assemblages: Genre Sets, Systems, Repertoires, And Ecologies
Genre theorists agree that genres work together in assemblages. But what is the nature of these assemblages? In this paper I describe four frameworks that have been used to describe assemblages of genres: genre sets, genre systems, genre repertoires, and genre ecologies.
Modeling Knowledge Work
In this white paper, we propose two models, communication event models and genre ecology models, that can be paired to productively model and study knowledge work without assuming a strongly determined work structure.
XML As A Computational And Rhetorical Technology
This paper provides a brief description of the Extensible Markup Language (XML), the Extensible Stylesheet Language for Transformations (XSLT), and XML Schemas.
Re-Designing The CWRL Web Site: A Look To The Future
This paper describes the process of re-desiging the CWRL web site and considers implications for the future.
Feminist Cyborgs: Teaching Like A Feminist In The Computer Classroom
This whitepaper documents a workshop conducted by CWRL instructors as part of UT’s 2005 Women’s and Gender Studies Conference.
The Current State Of Currents: A Proposal For Improving Our Electronic Journal
This White Paper looks at the staffing and publishing practices of the CWRL e-journal, Currents in Electronic Literacy.
Creating An Annotated Syllabus For Job Searches And Teaching Portfolios
This whitepaper outlines a model for creating an annotated syllabus that highlights the theoretical and institutional contexts for a given course, as well as the instructor’s critical reflections.
Learning To Move: Connecting Pedagogy With Context Through A Difficult Classroom
We trace as a case study the pedagogical rationale behind one CWRL classroom’s physical set-up, instructors’ responses to that set-up, and the Lab’s strategies for improving instructors’ and students’ relationship to that space.
Issues In Teaching Series
This whitepaper documents the goals of an Issues in Teaching series established by the pedagogy developer group within the CWRL, detailing the creation of the series and the ways in which it is meant to be used by instructors.
Towards A Dynamic Community Identity: Transitioning To A CMS-Driven CWRL Web Site
his paper explains the rationale for moving the CWRL web site from static HTML pages into a content management system (CMS). It anticipates some of the main changes that this move will entail both in our online identity and in the process of creating and managing web content.
Restructuring The Computer Writing And Research Laboratory’s Colloquium: Some Prospects For Symposium
This whitepaper articulates some ways in which the CWRL spring colloquium can be reshaped to meet the demands and interests of its intended audience.variety of purposes in the teaching of literature.
A New Vision For Currents
In this paper, we propose a new, review-based model for the CWRL’s e-journal, Currents in Electronic Literacy.
Getting To Work: Transitioning To A New Staffing Model
This white paper, written in summer 2005, describes the rationale for the new staffing model of the CWRL, providing historical context and rationale for the new model, which was implemented in the fall of 2005.
What Do We Need To Teach About Knowledge Work?
Knowledge work is work in which the primary product is information that is continually interpreted and circulated across organizationally boundaries. This paper examines the teaching practices necessary in a climate of knowledge work.
Automated Customization In The CWRL PC Lab
This whitepaper addresses the issue of customization by offering one way to customize CWRL PCs.
Rhetorical Peaks: A Design For Teaching Rhetoric In A Gaming Environment
Rhetorical Peaks is a video game designed for use in a freshman-level rhetoric and writing class. The game puts its player in the role of an undergraduate student whose rhetoric professor has died mysteriously.
Grant Writing: Getting Started
This paper offers advice for graduate students seeking grant funding, specifically in the fields of writing and technology.
Professionalization Strategies For CWRL Staffers
This white paper outlines strategies for effectively integrating CWRL experience into job search documents. Since most CWRL staffers do not specialize in computers and writing, we will address ways that non-specialists can apply lab experience to their specific situations.
Improving And Expanding The eFiles Assignment Database
This paper describes and analyzes the eFiles assignment database as it stands at the end of the Spring 2007 semester. Additionally, it offers strategies for improving the database and increasing its visibility.
Drupal Accessibility Modifications At The CWRL
This document gives a technical overview of how the CWRL has modified Drupal (a content management system) to make it more accessible to users with disabilities.
Neutralizing Identity: Exploring Language And Gender In A Virtual World
The use of Second Life (SL) as a virtual classroom is envisioned as a space where students can examine topics of gender and language identity
Office Work, Knowledge Work: Studying Office Work In An Academic Environment As Knowledge Work
In this informal study, I apply knowledge work concepts from a previous CWRL white paper to a naturalistic study of office staff. Findings indicate that staff are dealing with many knowledge work concerns (communication, time and project management, coordination), but in an ad hoc fashion.
Digital Writing: Ebooks in the DWRL
This white paper, presented in both .ibooks format and .epub format, inventories and demonstrates the capabilities of ebook technology for the DWRL project groups and specialists, as well as other DWRL projects.