Personal, Accessible, Responsive, Strategic

Resources and Strategies for Online Writing Instructors

by Jessie Borgman & Casey McArdle

Practices & Possibilities Series
Copublished with CSU Open Press


Drawing on their novel PARS framework, Jessie Borgman and Casey McArdle explore the complexities and anxieties associated with online writing instruction. PARS offers an innovative way to support your own online instructional efforts as well as those of faculty members in programs that offer online writing instruction. Borgman and McArdle offer extensive examples of how to create assignments, syllabi, and accessible, productive learning spaces. Drawing on work in the design of user experiences, they explore how we can design online writing courses with our students' experiences in mind. Borgman and McArdle encourage us to plan online writing courses strategically, and they reinforce the importance of iterating our course design and teaching practices continually with the goal of creating a better user experience for everyone involved with the course.

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Jessie Borgman has taught both face-to-face and online since 2009. She has multiple published articles and book chapters and has presented at several conferences including, CCCCs, C&W, and TYCA. Her research interests include online writing instruction, user experience, instructional design, genre studies, two-year colleges and writing program administration.

Casey McArdle is assistant professor in the Department of Writing, Rhetoric, and American Cultures at Michigan State University. He teaches in the Writing Program, the Professional and Public Writing Program, and Experience Architecture Program. He has several publications and conference presentations that focus on online interaction via academic, professional, and social spaces. His research interests examine digital rhetoric, social media, leadership, online writing instruction, web development, experience architecture, user experience, rhetorical theory, and instructional design.

Together, Borgman and McArdle are creators of The Online Writing Instruction Community, a website and social media group dedicated to collecting and sharing online writing instruction resources.

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Book Details

  • Paperback Price: $16.00
  • Paperback ISBN: 978-1-60732-981-7
  • Publication Month: April
  • Publication Year: 2020
  • Pages: 110
  • Discount Type: Short
  • Author: by Jessie Borgman & Casey McArdle
  • ECommerce Code: 978-1-60732-981-7