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Journal Title: Computers and Composition
Volume/Issue:   30/1
Issue Title: Writing on the Frontlines
Date: March 2013
Table of Contents: 1. Deploying 21st Century Writing on the Economic Frontlines
Pages 1-2
Lanette Cadle, Elizabeth A. Monske

2. A Pedagogy of Resistance Toward Plagiarism Detection Technologies
Pages 3-15
Stephanie Vie

3. Make It Do or Do Without: Transitioning from a Tech-Heavy to a Tech-Light Institution: A Cautionary Tale
Pages 16-23
Erin Karper

4. Re-embodying Online Composition: Ecologies of Writing in Unreal Time and Space
Pages 24-36
Ken Gillam, Shannon R. Wooden

5. Reel-to-Reel Tapes, Cassettes, and Digital Audio Media: Reverberations from a Half-Century of Recorded-Audio Response to Student Writing
Pages 37-49
John B. Killoran

6. Making Peace with the Rising Costs of Writing Technologies: Flexible Classroom Design as a Sustainable Solution
Pages 50-60
Susan Miller-Cochran, Dana Gierdowski

7. Valuing the Resources of Infrastructure: Beyond From-Scratch and Off-the-Shelf Technology Options for Electronic Portfolio Assessment in First-Year Writing
Pages 61-73
J.S. Dunn, Carrie Luke, David Nassar
Publisher: Elsevier Ltd
Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
 
LL Issue: 24.1528