CCCC on New Media

CCCC Position Statement on Teaching, Learning, and Assessing Writing in Digital Environments.

steampunk_archive_icon_by_yereverluvinuncleber-d5jsav0Composing digitally can mean many things.
–writing on a computer
–online discussions
–creating in presentation software
–composing on a blog or wiki

Composition instruction is expanding to two literacies, print and digital.

Courses with new media components should

1. introduce students to the epistemic (knowledge-constructing) characteristics of information technology, some of which are generic to information technology and some of which are specific to the fields in which the information technology is used;
2. provide students with opportunities to apply digital technologies to solve substantial problems common to the academic, professional, civic, and/or personal realm of their lives;
3. include much hands-on use of technologies;
4. engage students in the critical evaluation of information (see American Library Association, “Information Literacy”); and
5. prepare students to be reflective practitioners.

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