I have resurrected a student writing project from the winter term of 2003-04 that used to be published on my dot Mac and then Mobile Me account, but Apple discontinued such publishing for members last summer and I have been wondering what to do with the project, whether to keep it offline for my own example or whether to pay a hosting site to publish the pages. I settled on moving it into a Google Site (really a wiki), and here’s the result. Please visit and read about what I hoped for the project in that last year that I was full-time faculty.
It was a great project in terms of having students contribute collaborative work to a larger project. It was and is not perfect–it is a course project by first-year writing students–but I keep it as an example of the kinds of interesting works we can design in our courses, so that students do not perceive their writing as busy work.
I have another such project that I will be resurrecting soon, a project that I ran in two different years in Western Classics courses. In that project, student groups learn about literary critical approaches and write three essays on one work using three different critical approaches. I’ll let you know when that site is resurrected, but in the meantime, take a look at American Labor Crises.