Seeing Linda Aragoni’s site (I think it’s her’s) on You Can Teach Writing, I was reminded of one of the items on my ever-growing to-do list (I have to learn to say NO…to myself). As some may recall, Diana Benner and I created an hour and half presentation and workshop on Digitizing the Writing Workshop, all of which ended up on a Sites wiki.

But one of the questions we chose not to explore was, How can one Moodle-ize the Writing Workshop? In fact, this was a question that has my wheels spinning and I’m looking for ways of enhancing the teaching and learning of writing within the content of Writing Workshop a la Nanci Atwell/Lucy Calkins. Obviously, this may be the wrong question…the focus on the tool vs the approach of facilitating writing workshops online.

Using Moodle, how does one escape the sequenced approach to course design, as is suggested by Stephen Downes below?

Yet, I think it’s a question worth asking and considering…and come heck or high water, I’m going to have to do it because I’m facilitating a workshop on it later this summer. Anyone else worked on this before? What do you think?


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