computer and writing conference 2004: writing in globalization

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honolulu, hi, june 10-13 2004

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KapCC Language Arts
UHM English

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Conference Phone: 808.734.9331

Postal Address:
Department of Language Arts
Kalia 101
Kapi'olani Community College
4303 Diamond Head Road
Honolulu, Hawai'i 96816 USA
attention: Kirkpatrick/cw2004

Conference Site Proposal
November 2002

The University of Hawai'i s an
equal opportunity/affirmative action institution.


Proposals were accepted from September 8 through October 15, 2003. The reviewing process is now complete. Proposers can check their status in their account pages at My CW.

Presentation topics might include, but are not limited to:

Local Knowledge, Global Systems. Preserving meaningful personal and community interactions within global communication networks. Negotiating local and global forms of literacy. Engaging local responses to popular/mass media in language arts instruction.

Distance Learning in the Global Marketplace. Advantages of DL approaches for extending educational opportunities within specific regions and world-wide. Defining "target" students for educational institutions. Diversifying the education economy through information technology. Risks of DL in the increasingly corporate climate of higher education. Privacy issues and intellectual property rights in DL.

Computers, Writing, and the Future of Work. Preparing students for 21st-century working conditions. Cross-cultural, interdisciplinary, collaborative, project- and problem-based approaches. Communication skills for an increasingly temporalized/casualized labor market.

Languages, Technologies, and Bodies. Intersections of race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, and different forms of bodily "ability" with technology-based writing. Issues of accessibility and adaptive technologies. Definitions of labor in information technology. Concepts of embodiment in the theory and practice of electronic writing and literature.

Teaching Writing and Literature in Postcolonial/Neocolonial/Imperial Contexts. Computers and writing in conjunction with colonizing and decolonizing projects. Situating education among other institutions of society and within local and global histories. Affirming identity within a world of asymmetrical differences. Writing and literature instruction in indigenous populations.

English and Other Languages. Teaching English within earshot of other languages. Computers and Writing in relation to Second Language Studies. Multilingual writing in electronic forms. Computer networks, digital media, and the theory, practice, and teaching of translation. Impact of the Internet on language instruction and language policy in education. Globalization, information technology, and language death. Computer-mediated approaches to perpetuating endangered languages.

Alternative Rhetorics in Emerging Networks. Persuasion, dialogue, and dialectic in interactive environments. Rhetorical power and online ethics. Other people's rhetorics and the rhetorics of otherness. Hybrid forms of scholarship and academic writing.

Diversifying Hypertext/Multimedia Theory and Practice. Interventions into the discourse of hypermedia theory that account for different cultural and philsophical perspectives. Learning about computer-based writing from experiments in digital literature. Theories and research methods in the study of digital cultural production. Critiquing hyper-hegemonies; making "multi" mean it.

Writing and Visual/Spatial Design. Rhetorics of graphical interface design and human-computer interface studies. Visuality as a culturally specific phenomenon. Visual/spatial rhetoric in the writing classroom. Information architecture, graphic design, urban planning, and other design-related disciplines in relation to writing instruction. The privileging of vision in online design and possible alternatives

Activist Writing.Technology and writing instruction in relation to campus and community activism. Writing in, about, and for new social movements. Pedagogies in pursuit of social justice.

Computers and Writing Across Disciplines
. Interdisciplinary approaches to and applications of computer-mediated communication and digital media. Computers and writing in support of writing/communication across the curriculum initiatives. Computer networks in support of team-teaching approaches, learning communities, and other strategies for crossing and integrating disciplines.

Computers and Writing Across Levels of Education. Human and computer networks among schools. Higher education partnering with primary and secondary schools. Teacher training in computers and writing. Facilitating connections between community colleges and "flagship" institutions.

Assessment in Computers and Writing. Appropriate assessment criteria for a/synchronous learning environments, student writing in hypertext and multimedia, and pedagogical methods computers and writing. Recommendations for principles of good practice in all areas. Demonstrations of sound assessment methodologies. Contributions to and critiques of standards and assessment techniques for language arts and technology in primary and secondary schools.

Community Service and Community Computing. Innovative implementations of service-learning, internship, and other school-community partnership models. Communication experts as facilitators of technology and skill transfer to underserved communities. The role of writing, rhetoric, and document design in community informatics. The changing character of the "digital divide."

Professional Issues in Computers and Writing. Special challenges facing technology-oriented faculty and graduate students. Professionalization, job-seeking, tenure and promotion. Definitions of research and service. Finding advocates and being one's own advocate.

Deadline for Proposals: Wednesday, October 15, 2003.
You may submit a proposal beginning Monday, September 8, 2003.

Visit the conference Web site at to learn more about the conference and to take part in Computers and Writing Online.

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Hosts in Hawai'i    
Judi Kirkpatrick
Department of Language Arts
Kapi'olani Community College
Darin Payne
Department of English
University of Hawai'i at Manoa
John Zuern
Department of English
University of Hawai'i at Manoa

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