Computers and Writing Online 2006, “Making Knowledge on the Digital Frontier,” will be held February 6-28, 2006. This online conference complements the face-to-face Computers and Writing conference that will be held in May 2006 at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas. Proposals are sought from both individuals and teams for 1-hour synchronous and asynchronous sessions as well as 45-minute poster sessions. Asynchronous sessions will occur over a five-day period between February 6 and 28. Poster sessions will take place on February 18 in the English MOO at Texas Tech.
Proposals are sought on a wide range of topics that address the theme of the conference. Topics may include but are not limited to:
–“New” technologies such as wikis and blogs in the writing classroom
–Reconsideration of past propositions about how computer networks are best suited for learning and writing instruction, as well as for online learning communities
–The sociology of digital communities
–The interface between Rhetoric and Composition theory and technology
–Technologies of Technical Communication: theory, practice, pedagogy
–Online portfolios: the state of the art
–Visual rhetoric and new media
250-word proposal abstracts are due November 30, 2005. For complete information on the conference and proposal submission instructions, visit the CWO conference website, or contact Conference Coordinator Lennie Irvin.