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Redefining collaboration through the creation of World Wide Web sites

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2 Author(s)
Reilly, C.A. ; Dept. of English, Purdue Univ., West Lafayette, IN, USA ; L'Eplattenier, B.

The paper argues that virtual communication spaces such as the World Wide Web (WWW) offer unique opportunities for collaboration within technical writing classrooms. Three common types of project scenarios are identified, along with the discourse communities and collaborative relationships that are supported and emphasized by each project scenario. A technical writing assignment is described that emphasizes the benefits of students collaborating within the WWW, an emerging, real world discourse community. In describing this assignment, we redefine collaboration to include activities used by WWW site developers and designers

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Professional Communication, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:39 ,  Issue: 4 )