Epiphany Update: Sites and Super-Sites

The Epiphany Project, supported by funding from the Annenberg/CPB Project, and sponsored by Gallaudet University, George Mason University, and the Alliance for Computers and Writing, as profiled in the last issue of Kairos,  has released the list of its first "partners in collaboration."

According to Project Administrator Judy Williamson, "We rethought our approach in order to be as inclusive as possible: thus the concept of super-sites,  which came our way when Marty Finkelstein at the New Jersey Institute for Collegiate Teaching and Learning at Seton Hall University suggested that NJIC TL be an umbrella site." The advantage to this approach, says Williamson, is "a greater emphasis on collaboration, [so] we can meet the needs of more institutions who can be partners in Epiphany research and program development. The emphasis on collaboration seems only natural given our field."

Williamson is also quick to recognize the support of the Alliance for Computers and Writing, both officially and in less formal ways. "Epiphany [is] a collaborative venture that rhizomatically taps into the ACW," says Williamson. "Epiphany is definitely community property. Everyone needs to know what's there for them so they can join in at whatever level they wish, from providing essays and ideas for the Field Guide  to sending links for Web pages, and so on."

For additional information, contact Williamson at JWillia9@gmu.edu or visit the Epiphany Project homepage.

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