Author: Eric Detweiler

Eric Detweiler is a PhD candidate specializing in rhetoric and writing at The University of Texas at Austin. In additional to digital rhetoric and multimodal composition, his research focuses on the intersections of rhetorical theory and writing pedagogy.

In this week’s Wiki Wednesday, guest contributor Eric Detweiler shares some of the ways he uses wiki technology to facilitate collaborative writing and to help students distinguish between stages of the writing process in first-year composition courses.  I’ve been teaching college writing courses for about eight years, and I’ve used a number of digital platforms—wikis included—to organize and facilitate the work that I ask students to do in those courses. For instance, when I taught first-year writing at The University of Texas at Austin, I used a course wiki to coordinate a number of collaborative writing activities. In this post, I detail one such activity. The activity relies…

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