Currents in Electronic Literacy (ISSN 1524-6493) is now accepting submissions for its Spring 2000 special issue on Technology and the Teaching of Writing in Primary and Secondary Schools. Completed articles are due February 29, 2000.
As computer technology becomes an increasingly important part of primary and secondary education, we want to address how computers are being used in the primary and secondary schools and how effective they have been, as well as the way that the availability of technology (or lack thereof) has affected the gap between richer schools and poorer ones. We would like to open the floor to practical suggestions on ways that primary and secondary schools might use technology more effectively. Topics to be considered include
Technologies and their effectiveness
Technology and the teaching of reading, writing, or literature
Creative use of older technologies
Changes in the population entering college
Old schools vs. new schools -- can a school without computers keep up?
Currents is an electronic journal for the scholarly discussion of issues pertaining to electronic literacy, widely construed. We seek to publish work addressing the use of electronic texts and technologies in reading, writing, teaching, and learning in fields including but not restricted to literature (in English and in other languages), rhetoric and composition, languages (English, foreign, or ESL), communications, media studies, and education. You can see our Fall 1999 issue and our archives at http//www.cwrl.utexas.edu/currents/. We will also accept inquiries and early submissions for our Fall, 2000 number, which will be an open call.
Currents is published by the Computer Writing and Research Lab of the Division of Rhetoric and Composition at the University of Texas at Austin. The e-journal is published twice annually (spring and fall), and replaces Computer Writing, Rhetoric, and Literature as the official e-journal of the CWRL.
We are especially interested in work that takes advantage of the hypertext possibilities afforded by our World Wide Web publication format, as well as in articles concerning the use of emergent electronic technologies. To this end, we gladly accept articles with graphics, sound, and hyperlinks submitted as HTML documents. We ask, however, that such submissions take into account reader-access issues, and that they routinely incorporate such accommodations as the inclusion of
We are also pleased to publish essays in more traditional formats. Please submit these essays either in HTML format, Word 97/98 format, or Rich Text Format (RTF). We accept electronic submissions by email at email@example.com as well as on 3.5" floppy or Zip by post at
Currents in Electronic Literacy
c/o Computer Writing and Research Lab
Parlin 3, University of Texas at Austin
Austin, TX 78712
All submissions should adhere to MLA style guidelines for citations and documentation, which may be found online at
If you have any questions, please contact Melynda Nuss, Coordinating Editor, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
(Web-posted 01/13/00; contributed by Kim Cordingly)
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