Although I graduated with a PhD before PCs were among us, I have found my career constantly involved with using computers in the Classroom. In the 80s I was a turn key trainer for the New Jersey Writing Project, and was Co-Director of the Greater Memphis Project and for a brief time was Director of the Arkansas Writing project. Then I jumped to McDonnell Douglas Astronautics where I worked for an on line training program which trained the flight line handlers of the Canadian F-18 This was an amazing introduction to CAI and CBT. Ultimately, I left industry to return to the classroom at Christian Brothers where I managed a computerized Writing Center for 15 years. Now I am dedicated to bringing the transformative pedagogy of Web 2.0 into our writing classrooms. As a book hound--I am currently dispersing my 8,000 volume library--I find the loss of printed text troubling. Even so, with the doubling of information now at every two years jumping to every 74 days during the next 18 months, I recognize that print cannot possibly sustain such an avalanche of data. Having said that, I find this to be an amazing new technology which will transform our classrooms and the teaching enterprise itself.
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