CFP: Computers & Writing Online 2006 (11/30/05; 2/6/06-2/28/06)

full name / name of organization: 
Pam Brewer
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Call for Proposals

Computers & Writing Online 2006: Making Knowledge on the Digital =

February 6 to 28, 2006=20

Proposals Due: 30 November 2005

We are pleased to announce Computers & Writing Online 2006: Making =
on the Digital Frontier-a conference for all educators. This conference
occurs completely online and complements the face-to-face conference =
will be held in May at Texas Tech University.

We invite proposals from individuals and teams addressing the interface
between writing practice, writing pedagogy, and technology. Proposals =
be submitted for synchronous, asynchronous, or poster presentations.
Synchronous presentations and poster sessions will occur on Saturday,
February 18th in the English MOO (encore Learning Environment) at Texas =
University. The schedule allows one hour for synchronous presentations =
45 minutes for poster sessions. Posters will remain up the entire day, =
poster presenters are encouraged to spend one or more poster sessions in =
virtual room with their posters. Asynchronous presentations will occur =
five-day periods from February 6th through 28th using the site, the information portal for the Computers &
Writing community. =20


We encourage proposals on a wide range of topics that address the =
theme of "Making Knowledge on the Digital Frontier." These topics =
but are not limited to:

* "New" technologies such as wikis and blogs in the writing
classroom-technologies that are changing the way we deliver and =
courses in support of our students' learning=20

* Reconsideration of past propositions about how computer networks are
best suited for learning and instructionWriting and learning communities
online across distance and culture=20
* The sociology of digital communities=20

* The interface between Rhetoric and Composition theory and technology

* The technologies of Technical Communication: theory, practice,

* Online portfolios-the state of the art=20

* Visual rhetoric and new media

Proposals are due 30 November 2005. Send 250-word abstracts by email (in =
body, not as an attachment) to <> Please be sure to include the following =

* Email subject line: CWonline2006 Proposal=20

* Name=20

* Institutional affiliation=20

* Title of proposed presentation=20

* Whether the proposal is for an asynchronous, synchronous, or poster

* Phone number=20

* Email address

For more information on the conference and session formats, please see =
conference website:
o2006/> or contact Conference
Coordinator, Lennie Irvin: <> The conference hosts will provide support (a
technology buddy) for those who may be unfamiliar with any of the online
technologies used for the conference.

Pamela Estes Brewer
Lecturer -- Coordinator, Professional Writing
Department of English and Philosophy
Murray State University
PhD Student in Technical Communication & Rhetoric, Texas Tech University
fax 270-762-4545

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