It has always seemed to us that all writing takes place in a kind of virtual reality involving one's vision, one's ideas, and one's voice. When viewed in this manner, creating a writing center in Cyberspace is not a particularly alien concept.
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It has always seemed to us that all writing takes place in a kind of virtual reality involving one’s vision, one’s ideas, and one’s voice. When viewed in this manner, creating a writing center in Cyberspace is not a particularly alien concept. Like many writing instructors, we believe that while the ability to use one’s imagination and to whittle words into distinct meanings has often been seen as either a gift or as something we hammer into students by rote repetition, it is neither. It is an unfolding process, highly personal in nature and bound closely to motivation and purpose. The process can be imaginative and free-flowing, or dull and restrictive. Success is up to both the instructor and the student. It is, however, the instructor’s responsibility to discover methods of allowing a student the opportunity to flourish and make choices. And Cyberspace offers the instructor another method of tapping the somewhat elusive reservoir of imagination and motivation.
Type of Source: Newsletter Article
Authors: Jennifer Jordan-Henley, Barry Maid
Year of Publication: 1995
Publication: Writing Lab Newsletter, Volume 19, Issue 5
Page Range: 1-6