Notes from the Walter J. Ong Archive

Digging Composition 10

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I tend to place much more weight upon the write-ups of MOO projects than I do of the MOO projects themselves. Currently, I’m work with either a 2/3 & 1/3 model or a 1/2, 1/4, & 1/4 depending upon whether it is a collaborative project or not. Often, because of the unfamiliarity with MOO, students may have sophisticated reasons for including certain objects that just don’t come across well in their actual projects. By weighting the write-ups of their projects for more than the projects themselves, I privilege the students' ability to think critically and creatively and their ability to produce traditional documents over their ability to design MOO spaces.

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To end, there are many people I need to thank for their help, their comments, and their ideas in these past three years as I’ve thought about and used MOO-based writing projects. I run a serious risk of forgetting many people by doing this, but this list includes:

Sharon Cogdill, Tari Fanderclai, and Judy Kilborn, without whom I never would have gotten this far.

Alex Babione, Eva Bednarowicz, Craig Branham, Vince Casaregola, Michael Day, Bradley Dilger, Keith Dorwick, Traci Gardner, Brendan Riley, John Francis Ronan, Nancy Ruff and everyone who’s ever taken TeacherShop or else was forced to listen and comment upon my ideas.

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