9.443 Web pages as final project

Humanist (mccarty@phoenix.Princeton.EDU)
Mon, 8 Jan 1996 18:33:02 -0500 (EST)

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 9, No. 443.
Center for Electronic Texts in the Humanities (Princeton/Rutgers)

[1] From: Willard McCarty <mccarty@phoenix.princeton.edu> (40)
Subject: Re: Web page as final project

[Thanks to H-CLC for the following. --WM]

>Date: Mon, 8 Jan 1996 11:11:18 -0600
>Reply-To: H-NET List on Computers in Literary Studies <H-CLC@msu.edu>
>>From: "H-CLC (BD)" <bdiederi@artsci.wustl.edu>
>>To: Multiple recipients of list H-CLC <H-CLC@msu.edu>
>Date: Sun, 7 Jan 1996 13:53:39 -0500 (EST)
>From: Matthew Gary Kirschenbaum <mgk3k@faraday.clas.virginia.edu>
>This is a somewhat belated response to the thread on assigning
>web pages as final projects. This past semester students in my
>introductory composition class produced a collaborative
>hypertext entitled _Once Upon a Time in the Eighties_. You can
>take a look at:
>I'd appreciate feedback.
>In my opinion, the crucial dimension web projects add to
>student writing is a sense of audience. Every class runs the
>risk of becoming mired in a cycle whereby papers are simply
>shuttled back and forth in a closed loop between student,
>instructor, and perhaps other members of the class. The web
>offers the potential for breaking out of this cycle,
>particularly if the student work is in fact actually
>*published* by being listed on appropriate sites and servers,
>and indexed with the web's search engines.
>The multimedia capability of the web can also produce some
>interesting effects. Integrating links, images, and in one case
>sound into their texts helped my students perceive their work
>as documents delivering a rhetorical impact rather than simply
>a 600 to 800 word exercise.
>Matthew G. Kirschenbaum University of Virginia
>mgk3k@virginia.edu Department of English
>http://faraday.clas.virginia.edu/~mgk3k Electronic Text Center