Computers and Writing - Writing in The Age of Communication Technology

Writing in The Age of Communication Technology

In the age of communication technology, amateurs and experts collaborate to create, sustain, and develop virtual communities based on what Gee and Hayes (2011) call “passionate affinity spaces,” or communities organized around “a shared endeavor, interest, or passion.” Technology, specifically blogs, can be an excellent way to build learning communities and help students learn to write authentically for and respond to various audiences by making their writing public. On the virtual playing field, knowledge and talent matter more than degrees and professional memberships, so these spaces offer students a new learning environment and space to collaborate on the production and distribution of knowledge.

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