Collaborative Spaces in Online Environments: Writing Center Journals as Digital Artifacts
This chapter focuses on the supplementary digital representation of Writing Lab Newsletter, Writing Center Journal, and Praxis. This supplementary material includes each journal’s websites and Twitter accounts, as well as affiliated blogs, research tools, and attempts at building digital writing center communities. This chapter considers the ways that these affordances—that exist separately from the journal’s peer-reviewed content—work to shape a publication’s larger identity, thereby interrogating whether the digital redefines (or even “distracts” from) a journal’s purpose.
KeywordsTwitter Writing Lab Newsletter Writing Center Journal Praxis website blog
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