Jeff Grabill, Stacey Pigg, and Bill Hart-Davidson are headed to the 2010 CPACW/CT3 Conference, “WIDE Open Spaces,” hosted at North Dakota State University–Fargo. The conference, a hybrid conference and unconference, will focus on issues of virtual worlds, digital places, online instruction, and rhetorical spaces.
In addition to individual presentations, the WIDE team will jointly deliver the keynote address, “Mapping the Writing Lives of College Students: A Story about a Study in Three Parts,” which will discuss the history and trajectory of WIDE’s continuing research about the writing practices of college students. From the conference program:
This talk focuses on the results of new multi-institutional study led by the WIDE research center at Michigan State University on the rich and complex writing lives of US college students. But this talk is also about how this study–with partners at a number of institutions in addition to a large team at MSU–was conceived and conducted. The talk, therefore, is at once a talk about research and about the creation of an institutional culture that fosters research. We will talk first about the work conducted prior to the current study, then about the findings of our current study, and finally with a discussion of the implications, questions raised, and next steps.
The presentation slides can be viewed below, or download here (PDF).
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Stacey Pigg presenting “Stories from the Coffehouse”:
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