The Changing Space of Research: Web 2.0 and the Integration of Research and Writing Environments
Computers and Composition Volume 27, Number 1 ISSN 8755-4615 Publisher: Elsevier Ltd
Web 2.0 challenges the artificial compartmentalization of research and writing that often characterizes instruction in composition classes. In Web 2.0, writing and researching activities are increasingly integrated both spatially and conceptually. This article contends that, with this integration, Web 2.0 technologies showcase how research and writing together participate in knowledge production. Through analyzing specific technologies that incorporate Web 2.0 features, including Wikipedia, JSTOR, ARTstor, and del.icio.us, this article argues that including Web 2.0 technologies in composition courses as objects of analysis and as writing and researching resources offers a means to bridge the gap between students’ online proficiencies and academic writing tasks.
Purdy, J.P. The Changing Space of Research: Web 2.0 and the Integration of Research and Writing Environments. Computers and Composition, 27(1), 48-58. Elsevier Ltd.