Blurring the Lines between Instructor-Led and Online Learning: an evaluation of an online composition curriculum on the bleeding edge

Blurring the Lines between Instructor-Led and Online Learning: an evaluation of an online composition curriculum on the bleeding edge

Date: August 2007
Creator: Deranger, Brant
Description: The contemporary classroom currently faces an evolving world of computer based training, online courses, instructor-led learning and several blended approaches in-between. With the increased presence of computers and communication in every facet of students' lives, students have changed to adapt to the continuous presence of technology in their daily lives. These recent rapid developments have changed the relationship between technology and communication. Indeed, communication and technology have become linked to such a degree that it is difficult to differentiate one from the other, thereby altering our rhetorical situation as instructors. Instructors can no longer deny the presence of technology in the contemporary classroom, much less in the contemporary composition classroom. This case study serves as a post-modern analysis of the technology based blended classroom. A gap exists between what online learning is (being) today and what it is (becoming) tomorrow. This dissertation explores the gap by examining two rich data sources: online visitor navigational patterns and instructor interviews. The fundamental ideas that this text explores are the following: - Web server logs and PHP logs can be analyzed to yield relevant information that assists in the design, architecture, and administration of online and blended learning courses. - Technology in the ...
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JAC Audio Interview: David Theo Goldberg

JAC Audio Interview: David Theo Goldberg

Date: 2006
Creator: Giroux, Susan Searls
Description: JAC interview of David Theo Goldberg discussing race theory in relation to writing, philosophy, and rhetoric.
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JAC Audio Interview: Donald Davidson

JAC Audio Interview: Donald Davidson

Date: 1993
Creator: Kent, Thomas
Description: JAC interview of Donald Davidson discussing communicative interaction in relation to writing, philosophy, and rhetoric.
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JAC Audio Interview: Jacques Derrida

JAC Audio Interview: Jacques Derrida

Date: 1990
Creator: Olson, Gary A.
Description: JAC interview of Jacques Derrida discussing writing, philosophy, and rhetoric.
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JAC Audio Interview: Homi Bhabha

JAC Audio Interview: Homi Bhabha

Date: 1998
Creator: Olson, Gary A.
Description: JAC interview of Homi Bhabha discussing the politics of difference in relation to writing, philosophy, and rhetoric.
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JAC Audio Interview: Stanley Fish

JAC Audio Interview: Stanley Fish

Date: 1992
Creator: Olson, Gary A.
Description: JAC interview of Stanley Fish discussing writing, philosophy, and rhetoric
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JAC Audio Interview: Noam Chomsky

JAC Audio Interview: Noam Chomsky

Date: 1991
Creator: Olson, Gary A.
Description: JAC interview with Noam Chomsky discussing radical politics in relation to language, writing, philosophy, and rhetoric
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JAC Audio Interview: Mary Belenky

JAC Audio Interview: Mary Belenky

Date: 1990
Creator: Ashton-Jones, Evelyn
Description: JAC interview with Mary Belenky discussing collaboration, composition, and women's ways of knowing in relation to writing, philosophy, and rhetoric.
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JAC Audio Interview: Ernesto Laclau

JAC Audio Interview: Ernesto Laclau

Date: 1999
Creator: Worsham, Lynn
Description: JAC interview of Ernesto Laclau discussing hegemony and democracy in relation to writing, philosophy, and rhetoric.
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JAC Audio Interview: Jean-Francois Lyotard

JAC Audio Interview: Jean-Francois Lyotard

Date: 1995
Creator: Olson, Gary A.
Description: JAC interview of Jean-Francois Lyotard discussing writing, philosophy, and rhetoric.
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