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Selfe, Cynthia L. 1951-

Overview
Works: 56 works in 157 publications in 1 language and 9,043 library holdings
Genres: Case studies  Handbooks and manuals  Bibliography  Abstracts 
Roles: Author, Editor, Thesis advisor
Classifications: LC149.5, 371.334
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Cynthia L Selfe
Literacy and computers : the complications of teaching and learning with technology( Book )

8 editions published between 1993 and 1996 in English and held by 806 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays discuss computer related issues within the contexts of politics, social implications, & economics of literacy education
Technology and literacy in the twenty-first century : the importance of paying attention by Cynthia L Selfe( Book )

6 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 644 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Part critique of existing policy and practice, part call-to-action, Technology and Literacy in the Twenty-First Century explores the complex linkage between technology and literacy that has come to characterize American culture and its public educational system at the end of the twentieth century." "To provide a specific case study of this complex cultural formation, Cynthia L. Selfe discusses the Technology Literacy Challenge, an official, federally sponsored literacy project begun in 1996 that has changed - at fundamentally important levels - the definition of literacy and the practices recognized as constituting literate behavior in America. Selfe tries to identify the effects of this new literacy agenda, focusing specifically on what she calls "serious and shameful" inequities it fosters in our culture and in the public education system: among them, the continuing presence of racism, poverty, and illiteracy."--Jacket
Global literacies and the World-Wide Web by Gail E Hawisher( Book )

17 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 483 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This text provides a critical examination of literacy practices on the World Wide Web, including the authoring, designing, reading, analyzing, and interpreting of texts. The international contributors challenge the premise that the Web forms a global literacy environment in which people from all over the world communicate with one another without being affected by the significant barriers posed by geopolitical location, language, culture, and everyday social practices. This is an exploration which reveals understandings of literacy practices within the rapidly changing context of new technologies
Critical perspectives on computers and composition instruction( Book )

7 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 415 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gaming lives in the twenty-first century : literate connections by Cynthia L Selfe( Book )

16 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 405 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gaming lives explores the complexly rendered relationship between computer gaming environments and literacy development by focusing on indepth case studies of computer gamers in the United States at the beginning of the twentyfirst century. This volume examines the claim that computer games can provide better literacy and learning environments than U.S. schools. Using the words and observations of individual gamers, this book offers historical and cultural analyses of their literacy development, practices, and values
Passions, pedagogies, and 21st century technologies by Gail E Hawisher( Book )

10 editions published in 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 403 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gail Hawisher and Cynthia Selfe created a volume that set the agenda in the field of computers and composition scholarship for a decade. The technology changes that scholars of composition studies faced as the new century opened couldn't have been more deserving of passionate study. While we have always used technologies (e.g., the pencil) to communicate with each other, the electronic technologies we now use have changed the world in ways that we have yet to identify or appreciate fully. Likewise, the study of language and literate exchange, even our understanding of terms like literacy, text
Computers and writing : theory, research, practice( Book )

6 editions published in 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 383 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Computers in English and the language arts : the challenge of teacher education by Cynthia L Selfe( Book )

3 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 309 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This handbook combines the experience and advice of pioneers in computer-enhanced instruction in colleges and high schools across the United States and documents the scope of the problem of teacher access to training by describing the results of a survey of teacher educators conducted in November 1985. The first section of the book describes 12 existing programs; the second suggests desirable models. After an introduction by Wiliam Oates, the book includes the following essays: (1) "a Computer-Training Program for English Teachers: Cuyahoga Community College and the Urban Initiatives Action Program" (David Humphreys); (2) "Integrating Computers into the Language Arts Curriculum at Lesley College" (Joan Dunfey); (3) "English Teachers and the Potential of Microcomputers as Instructional Resources at the State University of New York at Buffalo" (Elizabeth A. Sommers and James L. Collins); (4) "Interactive Computer Tools for Teachers of Writing at All Instructional levels at Columbia University's Teacher College" (Amy L. Heebner); (5) "The Gateway Writing Project: Staff Development and Computers in St. Louis" (Jane Zeni Flinn and Chris Madigan); (6) "Linking Secondary School and College Writing Teachers: cai Staff Development That Works in Indianapolis" (Barbara L. Cambridge and Ulla Connor); (7) "Captain Jacobsen and the Apple Jocks: Computers and English Teachers at Glendora High School" (Sandra Hooven); (8) "Computers: Catalysts for Change at Springfield High School" (W. Edward Bureau); (9) "Adapting to a New Environment: Word Processing and the Training of Writing Teachers at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst" (Paul LeBlanc and Charles Moran); (10) "Preparing Teacher for Computers and Writing: Plans and Issues at Governors State University" (Deborah H. Holdstein); (11) "Integrating Computers and Composition at Southern Illinois University-Carbondale" (Stephen A. Bernhardt and Bruce C. Appleby); (12) "Faculty Development for Computer Literacy at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee" (Eleanor Berry and others); (13) "Developing and Implementing Computer-Training Programs for English Teachers: a Game Plan" (Dawn Rodrigues); (14) "Creating Writing Activities with the Word Processor" (Helen J. Schwartz); (15) "Incorporating Prewriting Software into the Writing Program" (Michael Spitzer); (16) "Style-Analysis Programs: Teachers Using the Tools" (Kate Kiefer and others); (17) "Using Computers in the Literature Class" (Frank Madden); (18) "Databases for English Teachers" (Stephen Marcus); (19) "Teaching in Networked Classrooms" (Trent Batson); (20) "Computer-Supported Writing Classes: Lessons for Teachers" (Cynthia L. Selfe and Billie J. Wahlstrom); and (21) "Evaluation of Computer-Writing Curriculum Projects" (Raymond J. Rodrigues). Two appendixes, "Survey of Computer Uses in English Education Programs" (William Wresch) and "Computer Access for English Classes" (Elizabeth Foster and others), are attached. (Ms)
Computer-assisted instruction in composition : create your own by Cynthia L Selfe( Book )

5 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Intended for writing teachers and administrators of middle school through college writing programs, this guide suggests how to translate approaches to teaching composition into computer assisted instruction (cai) software. The book encourages writing teachers to see themselves as composition specialists who can team up with specialists in computer programming and educational field-testing in order to increase their own effectiveness in the classroom. Each chapter describes one step in the process of designing cai software. The chapters discuss the following: (1) identifying assumptions about writing and pedagogy; (2) getting started on a cai project; (3) working with a design team; (4) making pedagogical decisions about a cai lesson; (5) integrating response and evaluation into a cai lesson; (6) thinking about screen display; (7) field testing a cai lesson; and (8) spreading the word about cai software. Worksheets for each step in the design process, suitable for copying, are included. (Srt)
Literate lives in the Information Age : narratives of literacy from the United States by Cynthia L Selfe( Book )

6 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 293 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This volume traces digital literacy as it has emerged over the last few decades within the United States. Through their research, [the] authors ... chronicle the development of electronic literacies in the stories of 20 individuals with varying backgrounds and abilities. The authors selected the case studies from a corpus of more than 350 people who participated in interviews or completed a technological literacy questionnaire during a 6-year period. Each chapter in the volume situates the participants' life-history accounts in the cultural ecology of the time, tracing major political, economic, social, and educational events, factors, and trends that may have influenced, and been influenced by, digital literacy acquisition and development. These literacy histories are richly sown with information that can help the reader situate the processes of acquiring digital literacies in specific cultural, material, educational, and familial contexts. The first-hand accounts presented here offer, in abundant detail, everyday literacy experiences that can help educators, parents, policymakers, and writing teachers respond to today's students in more informed ways"--Back cover
Evolving perspectives on computers and composition studies : questions for the 1990s by Gail E Hawisher( Book )

4 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discussing the profound changes and possibilities for writing and writing instruction that are evident at this stage of the computer revolution, this book contains 17 articles which focus on implications for teaching, learning, and teacher education and highlight questions that teachers and researchers must address to realize the potential of the new technology. The book's four main sections deal with the profound influence of the new electronic age on teachers' lives, the ways computers change the responsibilities of students and teachers, the significance of hypertext for writers and teachers, and the political implications of the computer revolution for education. The articles and their authors are as follows: "Ideology, Technology, and the Future of Writing Instruction" (Nancy Kaplan); "Taking Control of the Page: Electronic Writing and Word Publishing" (Patricia Sullivan); "Computing and Collaborative Writing" (Janis Forman); "Prospects for Writers' Workstations in the Coming Decade" (Donald Ross); "Computers and Teacher Education in the 1990s and Beyond" (Kathleen Kiefer); "Computers and Instructional Strategies in the Teaching of Writing" (Elizabeth Klem and Charles Moran); "Evaluating Computer-Supported Writing" (Andrea W. Herrmann); "Hypertext and Composition Studies" (Henrietta Nickels Shirk); "Toward an Ecology of Hypermedia" (John McDaid); "Reconceiving Hypertext" (Catherine F. Smith); "The Politics of Hypertext" (Stuart Moulthrop); "Technology and Authority" (Ruth Ray and Ellen Barton); "The Politics of Writing Programs" (James Strickland); "The Equitable Teaching of Composition with Computers: a Case for Change" (Mary Louise Gomez); and "Feminism and Computers in Composition Instruction" (Emily Jessup). (Sr)
Literacy, technology, and society : confronting the issues by Gail E Hawisher( Book )

5 editions published in 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Creating a computer-supported writing facility : a blueprint for action by Cynthia L Selfe( Book )

5 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Multimodal composition : resources for teachers( Book )

3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book on multimodal composition is designed to help teachers of English composition expand the modalities on which they and their students draw, to go beyond the limits of texts that rely primarily on words, and to enjoy exploring the affordances - the special capacities - of video, image and sound. This book offers faculty practical help on creating multimodal assignments and working within digital composing environments."--book jacket
Resources in technical communication : outcomes and approaches by Cynthia L Selfe( Book )

9 editions published between 2007 and 2017 in English and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Harcourt Brace guide to writing in the disciplines by Robert W Jones( Book )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

CCCC bibliography of composition and rhetoric, 1991 by Gail E Hawisher( Book )

3 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Focusing on work of interest to college English teachers and researchers, this book offers an annual classified listing of scholarship on written English at the college level. The book cites 1,925 articles, books, dissertations, and papers that, with few exceptions, were published during the 1991 calendar year. The bibliography lists each work only once, but it descriptively annotates all citations, cross-references them when appropriate, and indexes all authors and editors. It includes works that treat written communication, the processes whereby human beings compose and understand written messages, and methods of teaching people to communicate effectively. Listings are in five categories: bibliographies and checklists; theory and research; teacher education, administration, and social roles; curriculum; and testing, measurement, and evaluation. A subject index and name index conclude the volume. (Rs)
Transnational literate lives in digital times by Patrick W Berry( Book )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Transnational Literate Lives in Digital Times is a book-length project designed to document how people outside and within the United States take up digital literacies and fold them into the fabric of their daily lives
Technology and Literacy in the 21st Century : the Importance of Paying Attention by Cynthia L Selfe( )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Part critique of existing policy and practice, part call-to-action, Technology and Literacy in the Twenty-First Century explores the complex linkage between technology and literacy that has come to characterize American culture and its public educational system at the end of the twentieth century. To provide a specific case study of this complex cultural formation, award-winning educator Cynthia L. Selfe discusses the Technology Literacy Challenge, an official, federally sponsored literacy project begun in 1996 that has changed-at fundamentally important levels-the definition of literacy and
Stories that Speak to Us : Exhibits from the Digital Archive of Literacy Narratives( )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Academic writing Academic writing--Study and teaching--Data processing Communication and culture Communication and technology Communication of technical information--Study and teaching Composition (Language arts) Computer-assisted instruction Computer games--Psychological aspects Computer games--Social aspects Computer literacy Computers and literacy Digital media--Social aspects English language--Composition and exercises English language--Composition and exercises--Data processing English language--Composition and exercises--Study and teaching English language--Composition and exercises--Study and teaching (Secondary) English language--Composition and exercises--Study and teaching--Computer-assisted instruction English language--Composition and exercises--Study and teaching--Data processing English language--Computer-assisted instruction English language--Rhetoric English language--Rhetoric--Study and teaching English language--Rhetoric--Study and teaching--Data processing English language--Rhetoric--Study and teaching--Technological innovations English language--Study and teaching English language--Study and teaching (Secondary) English teachers--Training of Information technology Interdisciplinary approach in education Language arts--Computer-assisted instruction Learning, Psychology of Literacy Literacy--Social aspects Narration (Rhetoric) Reading--Computer-assisted instruction Report writing--Study and teaching Rhetoric Technical writing Technological literacy Technology and state Technology--Social aspects United States Video games--Psychological aspects Video games--Social aspects Visual literacy Word processing in education World Wide Web World Wide Web--Social aspects Writing centers--Administration Written communication Written communication--Social aspects
Literacy and computers : the complications of teaching and learning with technology
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Technology and literacy in the twenty-first century : the importance of paying attentionGlobal literacies and the World-Wide WebGaming lives in the twenty-first century : literate connectionsPassions, pedagogies, and 21st century technologiesLiterate lives in the Information Age : narratives of literacy from the United StatesLiteracy, technology, and society : confronting the issuesMultimodal composition : resources for teachersResources in technical communication : outcomes and approachesThe Harcourt Brace guide to writing in the disciplines