Rearticulating E-dentities in the web-based classroom: One ttechnoresearcher's exploration of power and the world wide web

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Abstract

This article argues that in order to be critical agents for change, web-based instructors must interrogate the contradictions and ambiguities of cultural narratives about the World Wide Web. Because cultural narratives of technology affect the possible range of instructor and student e-dentities, computer composition instructors must better understand, negotiate, and build strategies for creating more democratic learning environments in the web-based classroom. This article discusses a semester-long, articulatory study of web-based composition teaching at Purdue University. An identification, description, and analysis of the cultural narrative of the Web as a global village in relationship to participant instructors' classroom experiences demonstrates the challenge to create complex e-dentities in the computer classroom. This article suggests ways of rearticulating the role of the instructor as critical agent through contextualized teacher training.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)331-346
Number of pages16
JournalComputers and Composition
Volume19
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 2002

Keywords

  • Articulation theory
  • Computer composition
  • Critical theory and practice
  • Teacher training
  • Web-based research
  • World wide web

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science(all)
  • Language and Linguistics
  • Education
  • Linguistics and Language

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