Computers & Composition 32.3 (Special Fall 2015 Issue): Thinking Globally, Composing Locally: Digital Composition for the International Media Ecosystem
Kirk St.Amant, East Carolina University
Rich Rice, Texas Tech University
Digital media have permanently changed how we thing about writing processes. By removing many conventional barriers of time and space, technological affordances allow us to reach broadly distributed global audiences instantly and directly. Moreover, the international adoption of information communication technologies (ICTs) means the messages one creates in a local setting (e.g., a local community meeting or a neighborhood coffee shop) can be read, shared, commented on, or re-purposed by persons with a range of linguistic, cultural, and national backgrounds in the international media ecosystem. This online global context, however, raises a range of key questions for how global readers think about rhetoric and composition and how we teach digital composing practices to our students.