What Awards Has Writing Commons Received?

Writing Commons has been awarded several awards in the discipline of Writing Studies:

  1. The John Lovas Award
  2. Distinguished Book Award

The John Lovas Award

Kairos, a Journal of Rhetoric, Technology, and Pedagogy, awarded Joseph M. Moxley and Writing Commons the John Lovas Award for digital scholarship at the Computers & Composition Conference at UC Davis on 6/24/2023.

Kairos is a refereed, diamond open-access journal that has been publishing mulitimodal compositions since it was founded in 1996. Kairos is the premier journal for scholars and researchers exploring the intersections of rhetoric, technology, and pedagogy. For the computers & writing community, there’s no place better to publish mulitimedia webtexts than Kairos.

Kairos awards the John Lovas Award annually to a person or project that engages in sustained engagement with topics in rhetoric, composition, or computers and writing. This honor is given to an individual or project that displays an active and consistent engagement with research and scholarship in rhetoric, composition, and computers and writing. It is awarded to authors and projects that explore the rhetoricity of new writing tools and epitomize public intellectualism, as John Lovas did with his blogging and digital scholarship.

“Committee readers valued the depth and breadth of the resources available on the Commons and noted the usability of numerous open-source articles for digital writing pedagogy. Readers also lauded the model of “public intellectualism” demonstrated through the site in the ways that it serves information needs of students, writers, and teachers.” 

Kristi Mcduffie, Ph.D.
Director of Rhetoric, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Distinguished Book Award

The 1st edition of Writing Commons was published in 2003 by Pearson Education under the title College Writing Online.

Computers and Composition, an Elsevier journal, is devoted to exploring the use of computers in writing classes, writing programs, and writing research. It provides a forum for discussing issues connected with writing and computer use. It also offers information about integrating computers into writing programs on the basis of sound theoretical and pedagogical decisions, and empirical evidence. 

Computers and Composition awarded College Writing Online the Distinguished Book Award at Computers & Writing in 2003, which was hosted by U of Hawaii and Kapi’olani Community College