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Teaching and Learning Multimodal Communications

Alyssa Arbuckle, Alison Hedley, Shaun Macpherson, Alyssa McLeod, Jana Millar Usiskin, Daniel Powell, Jentery Sayers, Emily Smith, Michael Stevens, Authors

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Woolf Online - Accessing Materials

The site is open to the public, and a Google search for "Woolf" brings up the site as the second entry. Director Peter Shillingsburg acknowledges the contributions of several individuals, and a visitor can register to receive a username and password for access to the annotation, scrapbook, and commentary sections. The aim is to allow access to the collaborative process "in the first instance, privately," with the hope that "when such work merits publication, scholars will submit to the site for the benefit of other students." Thus, while the site does not use a recognizable platform, the creators do include in their design the possibility for scholarly involvement and contribution. The markup for the transcripts appears to be done in html, and interested scholars can access the page source for the markup code.

While the intention is commendable, the amount of information can seem overwhelming and a little more guidance might be appreciated at times. While I admire the extensive archival material the site provides, I find I am spending more time learning how to use the apparatus than reading the material itself. The site does include twelve help videos with instructions on the various categories of materials.

Author: Jana Millar Usiskin
Word Count: 198

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