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Writing Spaces News

CFP: Writing Spaces: Seeks Proposals for the 3rd Volume

Writing Spaces: Readings on Writing is an open textbook series for composition seeking proposals for essays for our 3rd volume.

First Two Volumes of Writing Spaces to Be Published in Winter '10

Writing Spaces received many great proposals for essays (over 100 proposals total) for our first CFP for first-year composition.  Consequently, we will be publishing two volumes, one after the other, in January and March of 2010. Each volume will contain 25-30 essays on topics such as writing as a process, invention, primary research, collaboration, web 2.0 technologies, revision, citation, peer response, new media, rhetorical theory, writing centers, topic development, conducting secondary research, ethnography, metacognitive/reflective writing, and personal narrative writing, to name a few.

Even with putting two volumes into production, we still had many strong proposals that we could not include in the collection. Thanks again to everyone that contributed a proposal. We very much appreciate your time and effort in helping to begin the Writing Spaces open textbook project.

Proposal Submission Deadline Extended to April 15th

The deadline for proposal submission to the first volume of Writing Spaces: Readings on Writing has been changed from April 10 to April 15. This is due to conflicting information that appeared in one of our earlier listserv posts announcing the project.

How Technology Will Reshape Academe After the Economic Crisis

In response to the current economic crisis facing not only our nation, but also higher education, Chronicle of Higher Education blogger Lev Gonick

predict[s] fundamental change is the impact of open educational resources on the textbook market. Traditional textbook publishers have held an iron lock on the industry’s model for too long, and universities have been tacitly complicit of the system. In the Web era, however, this oligopolistic business practice is imploding.

See the rest at the CHE website

Welcome to the Writing Spaces website

This is the website for Writing Space: Readings on Writing, a new book series that will contain peer-reviewed collections of essays composed by teachers for students, with each volume freely available for download under a Creative Commons license.

Learn more about the project by visiting our About page. Our first CFP will be announced at the end of Feb 09.

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