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Fred Kemp

Name: Fred Kemp, Texas Tech University

Presentation Title: "Mutable Texts, Mutable Writers: Classroom Computer Networks and the Revolution in Writing Instruction"

Date: November 10, 1993

Abstract

Computer networks encourage a form of discourse that is neither speech nor writing, but rather a dialogic writing, an interactive communication in text. This dialogism has the potential to transform the classroom into an arena of writers and readers who dramatically improve their writing.