Staying Human in the Digital Age: A Guided, Annotated Tour of One Person's Adventures Teaching and Writing in Cyberspace

by Lawrence J. Clark
Tomball College


The following article gives a brief overview of life "online," and discusses some of the joys and frustrations of teaching and writing on the World Wide Web. I would like to encourage others to take their own stab at "Web-authoring." I wanted to demistify the whole process, and to try and provide some guidance to other instructors on how to create and "run" a course on the Web, or at least one way to do it.

I have included sections where I describe my experiences teaching on the Web, partly to try and convince skeptics (and there are many) of its validity, in part to provide "ammo" for those needing to convince skeptics in their own neck of the woods. Also, included are links to the author's home page, course syllabi, course email lists, and creative endeavors.

This web was peer-reviewed by Wayne Butler, Chris Boese, and Bill Hart-Davidson of the Kairos  Editorial Board.

Contact Larry Clark
About the Author
Lawrence J. Clark is a Professor of English at Tomball College, a two-year school northwest of Houston, Texas. He teaches composition, literature, and technical communications courses in computer classrooms and via the World Wide Web. He is currently working on a dissertation, (Re)Entering Academic Discourse Communities: A Case of Computer Mediation in Teaching Writing and Literature, at Texas A&M University. Larry is also a poet, writer, philosopher, actor, and musician.

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Kairos: A Journal for Teachers of Writing in Webbed Environments.
Vol. 1 No. 2 Summer 1996