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Choosing my delivery method and asking – is it sufficiently academic?

I have got to the point in my assignment planning that I am beginning to look at the method of delivery because a traditional essay or simple hypertext essay just won’t cut it. However I have concerns that what I am considering will not appear to be sufficiently academic. With these concerns in mind I [...]

Reading: Carpenter

Key definitions in this text:

Genre: These are defined by their purpose, their rhetorical actions (what they do and how they are used) rather than by what they are. (p.141)

Activity system: Any ongoing, object-directed, historically conditioned, dialectically structured, tool-mediated human interaction. (p.141)

Electronic environment: The interface , point and medium, or environment of interaction between users and [...]

Of Genres, Boundaries and Plain English

Reference: Carpenter, R (2009) Boundary negotiations: electronic environments as interface. Computers and Composition. 26, 138-148.

Much of cyberculture academia seems to concern itself with the observation of what Carpenter identifies as ‘genres’ – means or modes of expression with their own cultural sets of rules and behaviours. Wednesday night’s Skype tutorial clarified a lot of [...]