Donna Reiss, CAC Connections Editor
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CAC is all about
connections, so a section called "CAC Connections" may well be oxymoronic. And
although hundreds of writing/communication across the curriculum programs and
centers for effective teaching already connect written, oral, visual,
and electronic communication with other active learning strategies, these
programs and centers also welcome ways to connect with each other.
Providing a way for them to find and share resources is one of the goals of Academic.Writing,
where the Webbed listings of CAC programs will be not only connected
through hypertext but also frequently updated, an advantage of the Web as the
medium for these resources.
In this and upcoming CAC Connections, you'll find:
- In recognition of the ways that the Internet and hypermedia are changing our conceptions of "writing" in "writing across the curriculum," we initiate the CAC Connections
section of Academic.Writing with an innovative hypertext that reports on the Town Hall Meetings at the 1999 Computers and Writing Conference.
- The Web resource for
connections between WAC/CAC and computer-mediated communication, once called ECAC:
Electronic Communication Across the Curriculum, has a new home at Academic.Writing.
New and emerging WAC and CAC programs will, we hope, find these listings
helpful to their planning and development. Among the key resources on these pages are WAC and CAC Programs on the Web, CAC Bibliographies, CAC Listservs, Learning Communities Sites and Information, Teaching/Learning Centers and Instructional Technology Projects, Computer-Mediated Communication Resources, and a list of other Electronic Journals.
- You'll also find a list of upcoming and past conferences related to CAC and WAC. We've pulled this list together from conference announcements sent to various mailing lists. We seek your support in keeping it updated. Please let us know of any conferences local, regional, national, and international that should be added to the list.
- On Tuesday evening, January 25th, 2000, several members of our editorial board from attended the Netoric Project's Tuesday Spotlight Cafe. The discussion focused on the formation and possible evolution of Academic.Writing, as well as the challenges online journals face. You can read the full transcript of the session and the announcement that preceded it.
- Coming Soon: To further the connections among WAC-CAC-ECAC consultants and our colleagues who are
organizing programs, presentations, and workshops, our next update of CAC
Connections will introduce a database of people experienced in communication
across the curriculum.
We welcome your thoughts and contributions to CAC Connections. Please visit the Academic.Writing
forum to make and read comments. Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
regarding contributions to CAC Connections.
Publication Information: Reiss, Donna. (2000). Making Connections. Academic.Writing. http://wac.colostate.edu/aw/connections/connections1.htm
Publication Date: March 26, 2000
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