HyperRhetoriods: An Undergraduate Course in Hyperfiction

Critical Writing
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This brief hypertext is a narrative about the design, assignments, and results of that course. The largest section contains my commentary about Student Responses to the course with references to student Online Learning Records and their course evaluations (more complete samples are also included). Though no formal arguments are made, it is implicit in the narrative that:

Hypertext provides a valuable tool for teaching writing and reading
Collaboration and student independence (owning their own learning) are vital aspects of the learning milieu
Theories of distributed cognition, situated learning, and learning as an ecology provide important pedagogical models
One need not focus on "teaching the technology" in order to teach in a c-a classroom.
The Online Learning Record is an especially significant tool for the development of both student and teacher.

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Cheryl Ball