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Selfe, Cynthia L. 1951-

Overview
Works: 59 works in 174 publications in 1 language and 9,125 library holdings
Genres: Case studies  Handbooks and manuals  Bibliography  Abstracts 
Roles: Author, Editor, Thesis advisor
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Cynthia L Selfe
Passions, pedagogies, and 21st century technologies by Gail E Hawisher( )

13 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 2,332 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Passions that mark us: teaching, texts, and technologies / Gail E. Hawisher and Cynthia L. Selfe -- Refiguring notions of literacy in an electronic world -- From pencils to pixels: the stages of literacy technologies / Dennis Baron -- Saving a place for essayistic literacy / Doug Hesse -- The haunting story of J: genealogy as a critical category in understanding how a writer composes / Sarah J. Sloane -- "English" at the crossroads: rethinking curricula of communication in the context of the turn of the visual / Gunther Kress -- Petals on a wet, black bough: textuality, collaboration, and the new essay / Myka Vielstimmig -- Response: dropping bread crumbs in the intertextual forest: critical literacy in a postmodern age or: we should have brought a compass / Diana George and Diane Shoos -- Revisiting notions of teaching and access in an electronic age -- Beyond imagination: the Internet and global digital literacy / Lester Faigley -- Postmodern pedagogy in electronic conversations / Marilyn Cooper -- Hyper-readers and their reading engines / James Sosnoski -- "What is composition ...?" after Duchamp (notes toward a general teleintertext) / Geoffrey Sirc -- Access: the 'A'-word in technology studies / Charles Moran -- Response: speaking the unspeakable about 21st century technologies / Bertram C. Bruce -- Ethical and feminist concerns in an electronic world -- Liberal individualism and Internet policy: a communitarian critique / James E. Porter -- On becoming a woman: pedagogies of the self / Susan Romano -- Fleeting images: women visually writing the web / Gall E. Hawisher and Patricia A. Sullivan -- Lest we think the revolution is a revolution: images of technology and the nature of change / Cynthia L. Selfe -- Into the next room / Carolyn Guyer and Dianne Hagaman -- Response: virtual diffusion: ethics, techne and feminism at the end of the cold millennium / Cynthia Haynes -- Searching for notions of our postmodern literate selves in an electronic world -- Blinded by the letter: why are we using literacy as a metaphor for everything else? / Anne Frances Wysocki and Johndan Johnson-Eilola -- Family values: literacy, technology, and Uncle Sam / Joe Amato -- Technology's strange, familiar voices / Janet Carey Eldred -- Beyond next before you once again: repossessing and renewing electronic culture / Michael Joyce -- Response: Everybody's elegies / Stuart Moulthrop
Gaming lives in the twenty-first century : literate connections by Cynthia L Selfe( )

15 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 868 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gaming lives explores the complexly rendered relationship between computer gaming environments and literacy development by focusing on in-depth case studies of computer gamers in the United States at the beginning of the twenty-first 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
Literate lives in the Information Age : narratives of literacy from the United States by Cynthia L Selfe( )

6 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 865 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
Literacy and computers : the complications of teaching and learning with technology( Book )

10 editions published between 1993 and 1996 in English and held by 795 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 660 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 566 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
Resources in technical communication : outcomes and approaches by Cynthia L Selfe( )

10 editions published between 2007 and 2017 in English and held by 495 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Critical perspectives on computers and composition instruction( Book )

7 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 412 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Computers and writing : theory, research, practice( Book )

7 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 379 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

4 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 298 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 293 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)
Evolving perspectives on computers and composition studies : questions for the 1990s by Gail E Hawisher( Book )

5 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 247 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 held by 205 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 154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Multimodal composition : resources for teachers( Book )

3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 146 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
Transnational literate lives in digital times by Patrick W Berry( )

3 editions published in 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries 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. This research contributes to our knowledge of the impact of digital media on literate practices and also provides a basis for developing approaches for studying and teaching successful practices. The goal of the book is to suggest different and increasingly accurate ways of understanding the life histories and digital literacies of those with transnational connections, attempting to take into account local perspectives and the complex processes of globalization. With its multimodal format, the project represents the authors' first attempt at crafting a born-digital book."--Publisher's description
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 81 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 by Scott Lloyd DeWitt( )

4 editions published between 1994 and 2013 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stories That Speak to Us--a digital collection of scholarly, curated exhibits--is designed to investigate literacy narratives from a number of perspectives: to explore why they are important, what information they carry about reading and composing, why they might be valuable, not only for scholars and teachers, but also for librarians, community literacy workers, individual citizens and groups of people. As the editors and authors collectively suggest, literacy narratives are powerfully rhetorical linguistic accounts through which people fashion their lives; make sense of their world, indeed construct the realities in which they live. Literacy narratives are sometimes laden so richly with information that conventional academic tools and ways of discussing their power to shape identities; to persuade, and reveal, and discover, to create meaning and affiliations at home, in schools, communities, and workplaces, are inadequate to the task. For this reason, the collection focuses on the work of both narrative theorists and literacy educators. The curated exhibits in Stories That Speak to Us provide analyses of narratives selected by the author/scholars from among the more than 3,500 narratives preserved in the Digital Archive of Literacy Narratives (DALN), a publicly available online archive of personal literacy narratives in a variety of formats (text, video, audio) that recount contributors' literacy practices and values in their own words. The motif of exhibits and curators is employed in part to suggest the relationship between the narratives "on display" in this particular project and the much larger collection of narratives in the DALN as a whole--the narratives "on display" here constitute less than two percent of the entire archive. The Stories That Speak to Us collection allows visitors to study the literacy narratives in the exhibits directly via links to the DALN, while the essays in this collection constitute something analogous to exhibit catalogs. The individual exhibits examine themes such as "betweenity," scaffolding, digital divides, ethnolinguistic vitality, ludic literacies, black women's literacy narratives, the convergence of local and global discourses about literacy, feminism and digital literacy, and transnational "thirdspaces" of literacy. At the end of the collection, we suggest some ways to explore, and provide some tools for exploring, these and o
The Harcourt Brace guide to writing in the disciplines by Robert W Jones( Book )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

CCCC bibliography of composition and rhetoric, 1992 by Gail E Hawisher( Book )

2 editions published in 1994 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 and its teaching at the college level. The book cites 1,656 articles, books, dissertations, and papers that, with few exceptions, were published during the 1992 calendar year. It furnishes citations to review essays, articles appearing in some 228 journals, monographs and essay collections, Ph. D. dissertations abstracted in "Dissertation Abstracts International" and selected documents and conference materials available through eric. 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)
 
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Literacy and computers : the complications of teaching and learning with technology
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Gaming lives in the twenty-first century : literate connectionsLiterate lives in the Information Age : narratives of literacy from the United StatesLiteracy and computers : the complications of teaching and learning with technologyTechnology and literacy in the twenty-first century : the importance of paying attentionGlobal literacies and the World-Wide WebResources in technical communication : outcomes and approachesLiteracy, technology, and society : confronting the issuesMultimodal composition : resources for teachersThe Harcourt Brace guide to writing in the disciplines
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