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The Traffic Report
As you can see from the table below, Writing Commons continues to be a popular resource for students and teachers. On May 28th, we reached a new milestone when 10,356 visitors accessed 62,045 pages and downloaded 1.97 GB in content. We're gratified to see our resources being used by students and faculty worldwide.
Under "Applications" (top navigational bar), we are linking to syllabi and university writing programs that are employing Writing Commons with hopes of illustrating how our resource can be used in a range of college-level courses. Please do let us know if you are using or plan to use Writing Commons so we can feature your work.
For April and May we have three new webtexts to celebrate:
Georgia Tech — Welcome!
Given our mission to be a global, open-education resource for college-level writers, we are happy to welcome students from Georgia Tech's First-Year Composition 2.0 MOOC. As discussed at https://www.coursera.org/course/gtcomp, this course introduces students to written, visual, and oral communication at the college-level. The map below, prepared by Professors Karen Head and Rebecca Burnett (Co-PIs) and Andy Frazee (Google Hangout Facilitator), illustrates the global reach of this experimental course.
Call for Papers
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