Wednesday, April 6, 2011

A great online resource for writing teachers

Have you heard of "Digital Is?" I hadn't until I read this post from the Chronicle of Higher Ed. It's part of the National Writing Project and consists of “a collection of resources, reflections, and stories about what it means to teach writing in our digital, interconnected world."  Sounds yummy. 

Here's more:

Digital is how we write, share, collaborate, publish, and participate today and into the future. What does that mean for the teaching of writing? The NWP Digital Is website is a forum for exploring that question.

The NWP Digital Is website is a collection of resources, reflections, and stories about what it means to teach writing in our digital, interconnected world. It is also a growing community of contributors, readers, and discussants exploring three key areas:

  • What are we learning about the art and craft of digital writing? — Art/Craft
  • What are we learning about the teaching and learning of digital writing? – Teach/Learn
  • What ideas provoke us to think in new ways about education and culture in the digital age? – Provocations

It is an emerging knowledge-base created and curated by its community of members.

Registration (free) is required to access the discussion forum and other resources. Sadly, the fate of the NWP is in doubt due to federal budget cuts. If you'd like to support the organization, click here to find out how. To set up your NWP/Digital Is profile, click here.

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