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Rearticulating E-dentities in the Web-based Classroom: One Technoresearcher’s Exploration of Power and the World Wide Web

Authors
Journal
Computers and Composition
8755-4615
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Volume
19
Issue
3
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/s8755-4615(02)00133-0
Keywords
  • Articulation Theory
  • Computer Composition
  • Critical Theory And Practice
  • Teacher Training
  • Web-Based Research
  • World Wide Web
Disciplines
  • Education
  • Political Science

Abstract

Abstract This article argues that in order to be critical agents for change, web-based instructors must interrogate the contradictions and ambiguities of cultural narratives about the World Wide Web. Because cultural narratives of technology affect the possible range of instructor and student e-dentities, computer composition instructors must better understand, negotiate, and build strategies for creating more democratic learning environments in the web-based classroom. This article discusses a semester-long, articulatory study of web-based composition teaching at Purdue University. An identification, description, and analysis of the cultural narrative of the Web as a global village in relationship to participant instructors’ classroom experiences demonstrates the challenge to create complex e-dentities in the computer classroom. This article suggests ways of rearticulating the role of the instructor as critical agent through contextualized teacher training.

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