enfi & moo

The classroom described in this narrative followed the goals of the ENFI project and used MOO as the synchronous writing environment. Interaction and communication between students were the goals that emerged from the institutionís failure to accommodate a deaf studentís needs. The emergence of ENFI-like characteristics in the basic writing class illustrates the draw of peer-to-peer networked writing instruction far beyond the moment of the technologyís novelty. Two decades later, synchronous communication in the form of instant messaging, ICQ, MOOs and MUDs, and similar interactive web-based environments expose students to a variety of interactive textual environments, yet the pedagogical potentials of these spaces continue to entice even long after they have been adopted by our students as part of their hypermediated lives.

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