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Digital Culture Books

We are happy to announce a new title from digitalculturebooks, Web Writing: Why and How for Liberal Arts Teaching and Learning edited by Jack Dougherty and Tennyson O’Donnell. This is the sixth book in our Digital Humanities Series.

The essays in Web Writing respond to contemporary debates over the proper role of the Internet in higher education, steering a middle course between polarized attitudes that often dominate the conversation. The authors argue for the wise integration of web tools into what the liberal arts does best: writing across the curriculum. All academic disciplines value clear and compelling prose, whether that prose comes in the shape of a persuasive essay, scientific report, or creative expression. The act of writing visually demonstrates how we think in original and critical ways and in ways that are deeper than those that can be taught or assessed by a computer.

Web Writing is freely available to read online. Print copies of the book may be purchased from the University of Michigan Press.

Jack Dougherty is Associate Professor of Educational Studies at Trinity College. He has experimented with web writing in courses such as Education Reform Past & Present, and Cities, Suburbs, and Schools. He co-edited (with Kristen Nawrotzki) another open peer-reviewed volume,Writing History in the Digital Age (Michigan, 2013).

Tennyson O’Donnell is Director of the Allan K. Smith Center for Writing and Rhetoric and Allan K. Smith Lecturer in English Composition at Trinity College.

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