The Writing Across the Curriculum program will be sponsoring a roundtable for instructors and faculty on using wikis as a collaborative writing tool
. A wiki is a type of website that allows visitors to easily add, remove, or edit content
, and offers exciting possibilities for the teaching of writing, particularly for collaborative writing assignments inside or outside the classroom.
The workshop will be held on November 2nd, from 3:30 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. in 145 Hagerty Hall and will feature several scholars and teachers who have used wikis in their work or in their classes.
- Isaac Jones, a software engineer for Galois Connections, Inc. in Portland, Oregon, will be discussing his use of wikis in software development.
- Dr. Doug Dangler, Coordinator of the Writing Center and Dr. Ben McCorkle, Assistant Professor of English at OSU Marion, will be talking about their use of Google's new "Docs & Spreadsheets" service to compose an article collaboratively for the online journal Kairos.
- Vera Dukaj will share her use of a wiki in her English 110 class this quarter.
This roundtable is open to all faculty, staff and graduate students. No registration is required. For more information, contact Chris Manion, Ph.D., Coordinator, Writing Across the Curriculum, Center for the Study and Teaching of Writing, 292-9650, http://cstw.osu.edu/wac/