Open Peer Review of Web Writing Book (675+ comments) during Open Access Week

Join readers in posting comments (over 675 to date) during the open peer review phase of Web Writing: Why and How for Liberal Arts Teaching and Learning, an open access book-in-progress under contract with Michigan Publishing. This freely-accessible volume explores why online writing matters for liberal arts education and illustrates how faculty and students are engaged in this work. Based on essays from twenty-five contributors, this volume responds to current debates over massive online courses by arguing for the thoughtful integration of web-based authoring, annotating, editing, and publishing tools into what the liberal arts do best: teaching writing and clearer thinking across the curriculum.

During the open peer review (through October 30th, 2013), four commissioned experts and general audiences are publicly posting online comments on web essays to offer developmental feedback to authors and assist the editorial team in making selections for the final manuscript. The completed work will be published in 2014 under the University of Michigan’s new Maize Books imprint, both in paper (for sale) and online (for free). Financial support for this project has been provided by the Center for Teaching and Learning at Trinity College, and also by the Trinity Institute for Interdisciplinary Studies. Learn more at