three student projects demonstrate creative and critical uses of hypertext
technology. The students in this section of English 201 had to produce
an initial "Enhanced Digital Text" for the CAS 101 plug-in. This text
also received a grade in the English 201 course. The CAS 101 course lasts
only four weeks, so the next project in the 201 was a standard printed
essay. The final project for the 201 was another digital text.
Since the students had written one digital text and one print text, I
asked them to consider the differences between these media and to produce
a final project that could only work as a digital text. If I could print
it without losing anything important, I told them, then they hadn't done
it correctly. These three projects were among the best in the class.
note: To learn more about the Enhanced Digital Text in English class
at George Mason University, read Dean Taciuch's essay on the subject in