Author: Jacob Richter

Jacob Richter is a PhD student in the Rhetorics, Communication and Information Design (RCID) program at Clemson University. He was named a HASTAC scholar for the 2018-2020 academic years, and may be reached on Twitter at @Richter_Rhetor.

For the past few semesters, my first-year composition students and I have participated in an ongoing, continuous digital conversation on the network writing platform Yellowdig. A variety of approaches to incorporating network writing technologies into rhetoric and composition pedagogies have been articulated by scholars in recent years (Walls and Vie 2017; Mina 2017; Buck 2016; Witek & Grettano 2016). In our iteration of a network writing initiative, we embrace social composition with a variety of targeted goals and outcomes in mind, including enacting a form of social justice work. Yellowdig is an educational technology platform that mimics the look and…

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