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unCommon News February 2014

unCommon News A crowd-powered newsletter for a writing-centered community February, 2014 Dear Friends, We hope all’s well with you and your classes. This month we are delighted to announce the … Continue reading

March 6, 2014 · Leave a comment

Impact, Open Education and the Aaron Swartz Award for Best Webtext

For those of interested in open education and alternative publishing methods for faculty, please see the January newsletter for Writing Commons (below).  Extending the argument I made in Open Textbook Publishing, … Continue reading

January 14, 2014 · Leave a comment

Well played, McGraw Hill

In recent blogs and a brief article in Academe, Open Textbook Publishing, I argued that faculty are wise to embrace their power as authors in the digital age, that they … Continue reading

January 11, 2014 · 4 Comments

Big Data and Writing Studies

As writing in the twenty-first century increasingly takes place in digital spaces, where keystrokes are seamlessly translated into oceans of bytes, Writing Studies finds itself with a vast resource of … Continue reading

January 4, 2014 · Leave a comment

Big Data and Writing Studies

Here’s a visual representation of some of our work related to big data and writing studies, which is based on our observations of teachers’ comments on approximately 120,000 student essays … Continue reading

October 5, 2013 · Leave a comment

Big Data from the University of South Florida

with Zachary Dixon Recently, through the Brookings Institute, Darrell West and Joshua Blieberg wrote about the promise that “big data” holds to improve the feedback loop and the quality of … Continue reading

October 2, 2013 · Leave a comment

Writing Commons October Update

Thanks to Aaron Barlow, Faculty Editor, and Academe  for publishing this account of the early history of Writing Commons: “Open Textbook Publishing.”  Academe.  (Sept/Oct 2013): 40-43 <> Since this essay was printed, Writing Commons … Continue reading

October 1, 2013 · Leave a comment

Writing Commons, Composition MOOCs, & the Traffic Report

As I mentioned in my last Academe blog post, we weren’t quite sure what to expect after Duke University adopted Writing Commons as its textbook for its MOOC, English Composition 1, … Continue reading

April 12, 2013 · 7 Comments

Duke’s Composition MOOC & Writing Commons, First-Day Musings

Yesterday (3/18/13) at Writing Commons, the open-education home for writers, we had unprecedented interest in our project: 7,071 unique visitors came to our site! What caused our readership to more … Continue reading

March 19, 2013 · Leave a comment

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