Applied Pedagogies

Strategies for Online Writing Instruction

edited by Daniel Ruefman and Abigail G. Scheg

“There is definitely a need for this work in our field, with the explosion of interest in online course delivery, often, as the authors note, without adequate preparation for faculty. . . . This book, by providing a research-based approach for faculty, helps to fill that need.”

—Janice Walker, Georgia Southern University

 

Teaching any subject in a digital venue must be more than simply an upload of the face-to-face classroom and requires more flexibility than the typical learning management system affords. Applied Pedagogies examines the pedagogical practices employed by successful writing instructors in digital classrooms at a variety of institutions and provides research-grounded approaches to online writing instruction.

This is a practical text, providing ways to employ the best instructional strategies possible for today’s diverse and dynamic digital writing courses. Organized into three sections—Course Conceptualization and Support, Fostering Student Engagement, and MOOCs—chapters explore principles of rhetorically savvy writing crossed with examples of effective digital teaching contexts and genres of digital text. Contributors consider not only pedagogy but also the demographics of online students and the special constraints of the online environments for common writing assignments.

The scope of online learning and its place within higher education is continually evolving. Applied Pedagogies offers tools for the online writing classrooms of today and anticipates the needs of students in digital contexts yet to come. This book is a valuable resource for established and emerging writing instructors as they continue to transition to the digital learning environment.

Contributors: Kristine L. Blair, Jessie C. Borgman, Mary-Lynn Chambers, Katherine Ericsson, Chris Friend, Tamara Girardi, Heidi Skurat Harris, Kimberley M. Holloway, Angela Laflen, Leni Marshall, Sean Michael Morris, Danielle Nielsen, Dani Nier-Weber, Daniel Ruefman, Abigail G. Scheg, Jesse Stommel

 

Daniel Ruefman is director of first-year composition at the University of Wisconsin–Stout. His research interests include multimodal composition, digital writing pedagogies, and poetics. 

Abigail G. Scheg is a course mentor for composition with Western Governors University. She is the author or editor of several texts and serves as a reviewer for several journals and publications in composition, creative writing, educational technology, and distance education.

Imprint: Utah State University Press

Book Details

  • Paperback Price: $29.95
  • Paperback ISBN: 978-1-60732-484-3
  • Ebook Price: $23.95
  • 30-day ebook rental price: $9.99
  • EISBN: 978-1-60732-485-0
  • Publication Month: April
  • Publication Year: 2016
  • Pages: 232
  • Illustrations: 9 figures
  • Discount Type: Short
  • Author: edited by Daniel Ruefman and Abigail G. Scheg
  • ECommerce Code: 978-1-60732-484-3