The Collaborative Writing Project
The Collaborative Writing Project is a space to exchange ideas, share experiences, and ask questions about collaborative writing as a pedagogical and scholarly tool.
It is also a ring of associated spaces on the Geneseo wiki where users engage in collaborative writing connected to academic courses.
Spaces currently associated with the Collaborative Writing Project:
- Annotated Literary Texts, a space where users can collaboratively mark up poems and prose passages of literary prose with informational and interpretive commentary.
- Bibliographies and Study Guides, a space where users can collaboratively build bibliographic resources and content outlines.
- Collaborative Essays and Articles, a space where users can co-author works of extended prose.
- Genetically Modified Literature, a space where users can re-code the classics by, for example, creating hybrid characters or texts.
- The Annotated U.S. Constitution, an interactive version of the U.S. Constitution to which users can add scholarly textual annotations and personal commentary.
Paul Schacht launched the project in Fall 2005 as a free-standing wiki (using Mediawiki) at SUNY Geneseo. For the moment, it still lives at http://go.geneseo.edu/cwp, but its contents are being gradually transfered to Geneseo's Confluence wiki.
Schacht contributed a chapter on the Collaborative Writing Project to Stewart Mader's wiki-book Using Wiki in Education, and gave a presentation on it at SUNY's 2007 Conference on Instructional Technologies.
A condition on Collaborative Writing Project pages in Confluence is that they cannot be restricted to usergroups. (See Geneseo's Wiki Policy.) However, a CWP page may carry an advisory that it is intended for the use of a particular course. Students are asked to respect such advisories, and faculty who post them are free to remove unwelcome contributions.
If you'd like a page created in one of the existing CWP spaces or have an idea for a new space, please contact schacht-at-geneseo-dot-edu. Ditto if you simply have a question about the project.
Hands in the CWP logo courtesy of doozzle.