It’s been a busy summer for our authors. As of yesterday, we have received sixteen submissions for consideration in our digital book-in-progress, Web Writing: Why and How for Liberal Arts Teaching and Learning, with three more pending. As our editorial team reviews and prepares these essays for our website, the staff of Michigan Publishing is commissioning four expert reviewers to participate in our open peer review, which will run from September 15th to October 30th, 2013. During this period, designated experts and general readers will comment on individual essays and the volume as a whole, making the peer review process more transparent and visible to the public. All writers improve with developmental editing, and our online platform helps authors to connect with readers before finalizing their drafts.
Looking for an innovative writing assignment for a class you’re teaching this fall? Consider inviting your students to read and comment on one or more essays during our open peer review.
Here’s the current list of essays that will appear on Web Writing on September 15th, in alphabetical order by title (updated Aug 21st):
- Annotation Tools, by Jason B. Jones
- Code-Switching to Improve Composition in the Liberal Arts, by Thomas Burkdall
- Consider the Audience, by Jen Rajchel
- Creating an Environment for Student Engagement and Web Writing: The “We Just Want Stephen Colbert to Come to Our College” Super PAC, by Susan Grogan
- Curation in Writing: Using a “Building” and “Breaking” Pedagogy to Teach Culture in the Digital Age, by Pete Coco and M. Gabriela Torres
- Engaging Students with Scholarly Web Texts, by Anita M. DeRouen
- Getting Uncomfortable: Identity Exploration in a Multi-Class Blog, by Jennifer Kidd and Rochelle Rodrigo
- How We Learned to Drop the Quiz: Writing in Online Asynchronous Courses, by Celeste Sharpe, Nate Sleeter, and Kelly Schrum
- Indigenizing Wikipedia: Student Accountability to Native American Authors on the World’s Largest Encyclopedia, by Siobhan Senier
- Learning to Write at a Distance, by Shawn Graham
- Sister Classrooms: Using Blogs to Support Intercampus Learning, by Amanda Hagood and Carmel Price
- Tweet Me a Story, by Leigh Wright
- Visuality and Vital Information: Bridging the Gap Between the Seen and the Understood, by Kate Morgan
- Web Writing and Citation: The Authority of Communities, by Elizabeth Kate Switaj
- Web Writing as Intercultural Dialogue, by Holly Oberle
- Web Writing in the University Community: Problem Solving through Collaboration and Convergence, by Peter Olson
- Why is a Wiki Better? “Empowering Education” with Social Annotation and WikiThink, by Laura Lisabeth
- with three additional guest submissions pending
After the open peer review, the Web Writing editorial team will invite selected contributors to revise and resubmit their essays for the final manuscript, which will be published under the Maize Books imprint in two formats: print-on-demand (for a fee) and open-access digital (for free). Join the conversation and help shape the direction of digital scholarship.