Institutional Practices and English Departments: Technology Production

Institutional Practices and English Departments: Technology Production

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This dissertation traces the development and implementation of computer technologies by the Department of English at Utah State University (USU) between 1982 and 2008 in the context of the university's history as a land grant institution and the gradual consolidation of its Information Technology Department. Such technologies included Virtual Address Extension (VAX) terminals and Writer's Workbench, the Internet and a homegrown course management system called SyllaBase, and Internet Protocol (IP) video technology. In contrast to information technology departments on university campuses, English Departments are not traditionally considered to be primary sites of production and deployment of technology. However, the English Department at USU successfully produced and/or deployed technology in the service of its curricula, and for a time was considered to be an authority on technology for distance education at the university.But we were walking back thinking it [Web Course in a Box] was uninspiring. However, they still faced the difficulty of putting content online manually. As the static HTML web page templates became taxing on the resources of time, energy, andanbsp;...


Title:Institutional Practices and English Departments: Technology Production
Author: Thomas James Skeen
Publisher:ProQuest - 2009
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