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- X [[http://english.ttu.edu/kairos/10.1/binder2.html?http://falcon.tamucc.edu/wiki/WikiArticle/Home Something Wiki This Way Comes]], by Garza and Hern
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- [[http://english.ttu.edu/kairos/10.1/binder2.html?http://falcon.tamucc.edu/wiki/WikiArticle/Home Something Wiki This Way Comes]], by Garza and Hern


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Edited on 2014-04-29 12:23:50 by AnnaHamann
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- [[http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Change_Issues_in_Curriculum_and_Instruction/Wikis_in_the_Classroom Change Issues in Curriculum and Instruction: Wikis in the Classroom]] X
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- [[http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Change_Issues_in_Curriculum_and_Instruction/Wikis_in_the_Classroom Change Issues in Curriculum and Instruction: Wikis in the Classroom]]


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- X [[http://www.educause.edu/ero/article/wide-open-spaces-wikis-ready-or-not Wikis Ready or Not]], by Brian Lamb
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- [[http://www.educause.edu/ero/article/wide-open-spaces-wikis-ready-or-not Wikis Ready or Not]], by Brian Lamb


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- X [[http://quod.lib.umich.edu/cgi/t/text/text-idx?cc=dcbooks;c=dcbooks;idno=5871848.0001.001;rgn=full%20text;view=toc;xc=1;g=dculture Wiki Writing: Collaborative Learning in the College Classroom]], edited by Cummings and Barton
- X [[http://cft.vanderbilt.edu/guides-sub-pages/wikis/ Vanderbilt University's Center for Teaching: Wikis]]
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- [[http://quod.lib.umich.edu/cgi/t/text/text-idx?cc=dcbooks;c=dcbooks;idno=5871848.0001.001;rgn=full%20text;view=toc;xc=1;g=dculture Wiki Writing: Collaborative Learning in the College Classroom]], edited by Cummings and Barton
- [[http://cft.vanderbilt.edu/guides-sub-pages/wikis/ Vanderbilt University's Center for Teaching: Wikis]]


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Edited on 2014-03-21 17:06:59 by AnnaHamann
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- [[http://english.ttu.edu/kairos/10.1/binder2.html?http://falcon.tamucc.edu/wiki/WikiArticle/Home Something Wiki This Way Comes]], by Garza and Hern


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This project will be a collection, that is heavily linked and annotated, of materials related to the theory and pedagogy of using wikis in the writing classroom. This collection will be housed on a wiki so that it can be easily organized with pages linked together and easily used by writing instructors looking for more information and resources to inform their teaching practices.
This is start -- I will add readings as I discover them.
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(Write this description last, after you've written the rest of the proposal.) The exec description is an overall description of the project: //In two well-formed sentences (no more, and no less)//: What are you going to do, why, and how does the writing space you're going to use (blog or wiki) help you do it?
This is start I will add readings as I discover them.


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- [[http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Change_Issues_in_Curriculum_and_Instruction/Wikis_in_the_Classroom Change Issues in Curriculum and Instruction: Wikis in the Classroom]]
- [[http://cft.vanderbilt.edu/guides-sub-pages/wikis/ Vanderbilt University's Center for Teaching: Wikis]]
- [[http://scholarworks.gvsu.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1121&context=lajm Constructivist Learning through Wikis in the Writing Classroom]], by Lisa Chizek


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Edited on 2014-03-21 12:26:02 by AnnaHamann
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- [[http://english.ttu.edu/kairos/2.1/features/brent/bridge.htm Rhetorics of the Web]], by Doug Brent
- [[http://www.educause.edu/ero/article/wide-open-spaces-wikis-ready-or-not Wikis Ready or Not]], by Brian Lamb
- [[http://people.ucalgary.ca/~dabrent/art/genre.htm Writing Classes, Writing Genres, and Writing Textbooks]], by Doug Brent
- [[http://english.ttu.edu/kairos/1.1/features/lunsford.html What Matters Who Writes? What Matters Who Responds?]], by Lunsford, Rickly, Salvo, and West
- [[http://quod.lib.umich.edu/cgi/t/text/text-idx?cc=dcbooks;c=dcbooks;idno=5871848.0001.001;rgn=full%20text;view=toc;xc=1;g=dculture Wiki Writing: Collaborative Learning in the College Classroom]], edited by Cummings and Barton
This is start I will add readings as I discover them.
I will be contracting for 250 points. To earn those points I will be adding material 3 times per week, with that material to include new links and annotations and at least two new nodes per week. At least one of those nodes will be an essay or reflection on my own teaching materials and practices, as they relate to wiki use. In this way I will not just be aggregating information, but adding to the store of knowledge on the web in regards to this topic. These essay nodes will be in the range of 700-1000 words per node. It is extremely difficult to estimate the length of the content of the other nodes, but they will be focused, well-linked and organized, and deeply developed and analyzed.
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- [*http://english.ttu.edu/kairos/2.1/features/brent/bridge.htm Rhetorics of the Web]
BlogReadingsForCourse, WikiReadingsForCourse, or HypertextReadingsForCourse, as appropriate.
The project counts for 50% of your final grade. In this section of your proposal, detail the extent of your project //in measurable terms//: numbers. Think in terms of numbers of blog entries or wiki nodes, length, and frequency of posting.

For instance, if you plan on keeping a blog, how often will you post? How long do you expect those posts to be? If you're working with others on a collective blog, how will you distribute the tasks? What will each person contribute? Who will be responsible for what?

Or if you're building a wiki, about how many nodes do you expect it to grow to? How often will you add material?

Use good estimates because you'll be held to them.
Set your contract. Here are some guidelines.
- 100 pts (about a C) for keeping a general, non-topic specific blog three or four times a week, with entires of about 200 - 500 words/day. For a wiki, sort of a freeform, general notebook or collaboration of the same frequency and length.
- 150 pts (B) for a focused blog, including searching for subjects to blog on (online or off), with links to online material when appropriate, 3 - 4 times a week, about 500 words or so a day. For a wiki, focused, well-linked.
- 250 pts (A) for a focused, extensive blog. Not just blogging 3 - 4 times a week, but some entries becoming 500 - 750 - 1000 word essays... For a wiki, focused, well-linked, but more developed, more richly linked, more organized than the 150 points.
Contracts are set for the number of points: 100 / 150 / 250.
You can earn more points than you contract for if you end up going beyond what you originally planned on. On the other hand, if you fall short on the contract, you may receive fewer points. (I'm hoping for the former.)
The points accumulate by week.// A late or missing means no points for that week.// Your final write-up adds up to 50 points to the mix.


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- [*http://english.ttu.edu/kairos/2.1/features/brent/bridge.htm Rhetorics of the Web]


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To accomplish this I will begin by finding writings, lectures, videos, or other materials related to any existing theory behind the use of wikis in the writing classroom. From there, I will extensively search for information about practical ideas for the use of wikis in the writing classroom (pedagogy). There are several sources that I consulted when I started to implement wikis in my own teaching, and this will be a place for me to collect and share those resources, as well as expand my collection and then start to annotate and curate them. Finally, I will collect any reflections and discussions written by writing instructors that have used wikis to teach writing. These I will link to and annotate as well.
The organization of the wiki will evolve as I collect links, information, and materials. I will be using the wikidot.com platform, which allows for internal page tagging. Tagging pages with a category word will lead to its own type of organization. The tags show up in a right-hand side bar, and clicking on the tag will bring the user to a page containing links to each page tagged with that word. The wiki is a useful medium for this work because of the ability to link easily to other internal pages and external sources within the text of the page. As theory connects to pedagogy, so to will the pages link to each other. There is also a 'search' field that can be used to find pages containing specific words, which will assist users in finding the content for which they are looking. At this time the site will be public but closed, meaning that anyone can see the site, but anyone wanting to edit it will need to contact me and be added to the site. As this is a class project, the closed nature of the site is to insure that the content is mine. After the end of the project and grading cycle I will most likely change permissions and make it a completely open site.
My project report will be a wiki essay linked on my [[http://teaching-writing-wikis.wikidot.com/ongoing-project-reports Ongoing Project Reports]] page. In that report I will be writing about what I discovered as a result of this project. I am hoping that in doing this project I add to my knowledge and use of wikis, and that I can relay that information to the class. I know from the little bit of research I have already done that there is much more going on with wikis in writing classrooms, and many different ways of using them, than I was previously aware. I am always looking for different ways of instructing and engaging students, and the focus of my report will be what I discovered about this subject as a result of this project.
===Readings===
BlogReadingsForCourse, WikiReadingsForCourse, or HypertextReadingsForCourse, as appropriate.
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To accomplish this I will begin by extensively searching for information about practical ideas for the use of wikis in the writing classroom. There are several sources that I consulted when I started to implement wikis in my own teaching, and this will be a place for me to collect and share those resources, as well as expand my collection and then start to annotate and curate them. Then I will look for reflections written by writing instructors that have used wikis to teach writing. These I will link to and annotate as well.
//In the last paragraph of this section//, mention how you envision your project report: Will it be a wiki essay or something on your blog? What will you deal with in this report - as specifically as you can imagine it now. You can change your mind on this one, but start thinking about it now. You'll be making a brief in-class presentation along with your report.
**Grad Students: Readings** Your project report (at the end of the project) should include background reading or theory based on readings for the course and your own reading. So, include a section on outside reading you'll be doing for your project. The reading can be web-based or print; and can be in great part looking at other blogs and / or wikis. A preliminary bibliography is best, but you can also list or talk about the kinds of readings / sites you're thinking of looking at and how you see them tying in with what you're doing in the project. You might start with readings and sites on the BlogReadingsForCourse, WikiReadingsForCourse, or HypertextReadingsForCourse, as appropriate.


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Although there are blog posts and wiki books dedicated to this topic, I have not yet found a wiki dedicated to a collection of materials to assist instructors interested in implementing wiki use in their classes. This will be a place to access those materials, as well as theory and pedagogy as to their effective use and possible pitfalls.
I hope to find as I progress through this project that there is more out there than I previously assumed. I also want to learn more about the theory behind the use of wikis in teaching writing. I have my own ideas as to the benefits of using them, but want to find out more about what others have found, and to share that knowledge with others. I have also encountered some seriously skeptical individuals in regards to their use, and I would like to find more data and research to help answer the qualms of anyone considering this type of instruction. There are a number of English Ed majors in class, and I believe this project will be of use to them as they progress through their program of study and start their careers. High schools, as well as colleges are moving more towards blended online and flipped classes, and wikis are one way of addressing this.
To accomplish this I will begin by extensively searching for information about practical ideas for the use of wikis in the writing classroom. There are several sources that I consulted when I started to implement wikis in my own teaching, and this will be a place for me to collect and share those resources, as well as expand my collection and then start to annotate and curate them. Then I will look for reflections written by writing instructors that have used wikis to teach writing. These I will link to and annotate as well.
http://teaching-writing-wikis.wikidot.com/ongoing-project-reports
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Although there are blog posts and wiki books dedicated to this topic, I have not yet found a wiki dedicated to a collection of materials to assist instructors interested in implementing wiki use in their classes. This will be a place to access those materials, as well as theory and pedagogy as to their effective use and possible pitfalls.
Give the address where you will post your weekly reports: blog URL or wiki URL.


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Edited on 2014-03-21 10:34:01 by AnnaHamann
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http://teaching-writing-wikis.wikidot.com/
ahamann@bemidjistate.edu
Throughout the course of this project I will be collecting and curating resources currently available online for writing instructors either thinking about or currently using wikis in their writing courses. My intent is to collect materials that will address primarily expository writing courses and address the instructional needs of students in secondary through higher education. In addition to collecting these materials I will create my own content drawing on my experience using wikis in both the Composition and the Argument and Exposition courses at Bemidji State University.
Although there are blog posts and wiki books dedicated to this topic, I have not yet found a wiki dedicated to a collection of materials to assist instructors interested in implementing wiki use in their classes. This will be a place to access those materials, as well as theory and pedagogy as to their effective use and possible pitfalls.
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You can use your current weblog or start a new one. If you're using a wiki, you'll need to find a platform and sign up to get a URL. For Tumblr, set up an account.
The narrative is detailed description of the project. In this section, address in detail what are you going to do, why, and how the writing space you're using serves the purposes you're aiming at.
Start with an overview of your intent. In a paragraph, explain what do you hope to do, or achieve, or find out.
Then, walk through your project in more detail: What are you going to do first, second, third ... why specifically are you going to do that rather than something else, and what specifically you hope to learn about what from doing that. You want to link //what// you're doing with //what you expect// of that doing. In this section, address
What ideas or theory or other examples of blogs or wikis are you grounding your project in? For instance, if you're looking at setting up a community wiki, what other wikis have you looked at and what are you drawing on from them? What other blogs have you looked at? What are you borrowing, what will you be doing differently?
Describe how will the blog or wiki be designed. What will be in the blogroll, if you use one? What else on the side bar? If a wiki, how do you expect to organize things?
What will you write about, what will the space contain? How will you use images if you use them?

Throughout this section, talk about connecting the means (what you're doing) with the ends (what you intend to achieve by that doing), about writing, about what you aim to get from this project - and what value your project has to others.
**Note:** Go into enough detail in the narrative section so that another person could actually do your project as you envision it.


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