Hypertext And/As Collaboration in the Computer-Facilitated Writing Classroom

by Douglas Eyman


Hypertext can be used--in nearly any type of computer-assisted class--to allow students to engage in collaborative, socially-constructed composition and meaning-making; this essay considers both the underlying theory which supports the use of hypertext in composition instruction and provides a range of pedagogical approaches. Various classroom arrangements are considered, from standalone computers with no internet connections to networked, internet accessible workstations; for each type of classroom a different hypertext assignment which emphasizes collaboration is provided as an example.

This web was peer-reviewed by Dean Fontenot, Lee Honeycutt and Dickie Selfe of the Kairos  Editorial Board.

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About the Author
Douglas Eyman, now an independent scholar (late of the University of North Carolina at Wilmington), continues to pursue research in the field of computer-facilitated composition with a particular interest in hypertext and the possibilities it presents for making explicit a social-constructivist pedagogy.

KAIROS Enter the Archived Version of this Hypertext
Kairos: A Journal for Teachers of Writing in Webbed Environments.
Vol. 1 No. 2 Summer 1996