On the official course evaluation form at my school, students tick a box that indicates whether the course involved group work. I get to tick off a separate box, in which I indicate whether I think group work is important for the course, but seeing that box there semester after semester naturally makes me think of more ways to do group work.
Academics have long talked of the "academic conversation." Now, Web 2.0 has called our bluff. We live in the midst of a non-stop world conversation. But, are conversational skills (in writing) important and, if so, how do we teach them?
As CCCC moves to adopt a resolution on open source software, this Drupal book will serve as a collaborative space to contribute links to open source and free web-based applications as well as to highlight examples (syllabi, assignments, student work, blogs, articles, etc.) that show these tools in action.