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Teachers, students, and researchers who have long awaited a comprehensive treatment of this powerful technology will welcome the publication of "High Wired: On the Design, Use, and Theory of Educational MOOs," Editors Cynthia Haynes and Jan Rune Holmevik have brought together a diverse group of experts whose contributions help answer questions and dispel mythssurrounding MOOs and their use in education. Contributors include John Barber, Jorge R. Barrios, Mark Blanchard, Amy Bruckman, Juli Burk, Brian Clements, Eric Crump, Pavel Curtis, Diane Davis, Jeffrey Galin, Dene Grigar, Cynthia Haynes, Jan Rune Holmevik, Michael Joyce, Beth Kolko, Ken Schweller, Sherry Turkle, Victor J. Vitanza, Shawn P. Wilbur, and Deanna Wilkes-Gibbs.
"High Wired"'s essays are arranged in a practical sequence, beginning with the context and history of MOOs, followed by more technical essays on how to set up and administer a MOO. Subsequent essays discuss applications for the use of MOOs in education, and finally, provide theoretical explorations of the nature of MOO communities. "High Wired" is at once a textbook, a reference book, and a handbook. Teachers, students, and other interested readers will find that it appeals to both practical needs and theoretical concerns.
Cynthia Haynes is Assistant Professor of Literary Studies and Director of Rhetoric and Writing, University of Texas at Dallas.
Jan Rune Holmevik is Assistant Professor, Department of Humanistic Informatics, University of Bergen, Norway. In 1995, they cofounded Lingua MOO, a text-based virtual space where writing classes are held on the University of Texas at Dallas's computer network.
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