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Reviewing CCCC 2000: Technological Literacy in America, l978-2000: Tracing The Paths Of The Technology-Literacy Linkage (C.26)

A Panel Presentation by Gail Hawisher and Cynthia Selfe on the state of using computers to teach composition has been a fixture of the conference for more than a decade. This year's edition included presenter Sibylle Gruber, but it was still the usual "Gail & Cindy" show. Attenders could get a feel for the most important trends in the field of Computers and Writing as Hawisher and Selfe continue to provide us with interesting research and leadership. This session focused on a longitudinal study of how learning processes occur in women's online lives. Hawisher and Selfe have contributed more than most to the field of Computers and Writing, but their presentation was centered with feminist concerns about literacy that made it clear that technology is not a central way we define our learning lives so much as an indicator of the way our learning evolves.

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