Leslie Blair
Utah State University
Logan, Utah



Having taught freshmen composition both in the classroom and online, I have noticed a unique learning advantage for students who participate online. Students who take an online composition course learn to communicate through writing because it is their only medium for communication. The practice they receive through writing to communicate with their instructor and peers can be as influential to their writing skills as major essay assignments. Using current online technologies in conjunction with research in distance education has given me a new direction for not only my online courses, but my face-to-face composition classes as well.

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Learning to Communicate
The Importance of Group Development
Learning Rhetoric Online
Possible Setbacks
Changing the Face of Online Education