Welcome to the "Composition in Cyberspace" home page. We hope this document will be your central reference point as you learn to use the resources of the Internet in your English Composition classes.

This page will focus on the use of MOOs (primarily Diversity University MOO) and Internet discussion lists in English Composition teaching.

Primary Resources

() MOO Help Sheets:
() Guide to Basic MOO Commands
() Advanced MOO Commands
() Guide to @Notedit
() More Extensive MOO Commands ("MOO Quick Start") (by Cindy Bartorillo)
() MOO Teacher's Tip Sheet (by Traci Gardner)
() U CAN MOO: Carnation's Guide to MOOing (by Rachel Johnston)

() Tutorials and Other Documents:
() Beginning on Diversity University
() Exploring Diversity University
() Classrooms and Other Teaching Tools

() Course Materials:
() Sample Syllabi
() Course Description
() On-Line Journal Assignment Sheet

() Research Materials:
() Initial and Final Writing Attitudes Survey
() Racial Attitudes Survey
() End-of-Semester Journal Survey
() Sample Release Form

Other Sources
() MOO Central Home Page (by Jeff Galin)
() Educational VR (MUD) Sub-Page (by Daniel K. Schneider)
() MUDs, MOOs & MUSHs (by Steve Thorne)
() Available Information on MUDs (by Lydia Leong)
() MOO/MU* Document Library (by Jerome P. McDonough)
() The MUDdex (by Lauren P. Burka)
() Virtual World Resources (Multiuser Dimensions) (by Chaco Communications, Inc.)
() MUDs as Systems Tools (by Remy Evard)
() MundoHispano Home Page (by Lonnie Turbee)
() Other Courses Using MOOs (by Susan Garfinkel)
() Technology Tools in English 015 (by Claudine Keenan)
() The Cyberspace Writing Center Consultation Project (by Jennifer Jordan-Henley and Barry M. Maid)

Connecting to Diversity University MOO

You can telnet to Diversity University MOO at 8888. You can also connect to DU's Web Gateway at the following URL:

If you are a first-time user, we recommend that you print out the Guide to Basic MOO Commands as a reference, along with the more detailed guides (Advanced MOO Commands and MOO Quick Start). If you plan to use MOOs more frequently, we encourage you to obtain a MUD Client Program, which will improve your interface with the MOO. For a useful list of Mac-based MUD clients, see The Macintosh Mudding Resource WWW Page. For Windows-based clients, see MUD Clients.

As a resource for composition instructors, we have created the Composition Course Database. The database provides a listing of instructors who are using the Internet in their writing classes. If you are looking for colleagues with whom to pair your classes, or if you'd like to register your course with the database, please visit the Composition Course Database opening page.

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Funded by the Annenberg/CPB Project

Composition in Cyberspace - Annenberg/CPB Grants - Leslie D. Harris (Project Director)
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