Monday, November 15, 2004

The following is from a larger message regarding the possible inclusion of technology in a revised WPA Outcomes Statement which I sent to the WPA-L discussion list. Someone found this last paragraph important enough to repost on its own and it's suitably Ongian:

"We live in an every increasingly digital culture and many of our students, whether we like it or not, are digital in consciousness. Furthermore, the world in which they (and we) will live and compose in will be a digital one. Digital consciousness does not mean eliminating print based writing. Print based writing becomes part of the larger matrix of digitality, both shaping and being reshaped by digital practices. For me, at least, a technology outcomes statement deals not with tools for composing or discrete sets of skills like cutting and pasting or creating a spreadsheet, but in coming to terms with the potentialities and constraints digital composing tools bring to the table."

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