From the website
"Michigan State University professor Jeff Grabill recently brought my attention to the topic through his Edutopia.org post, Why Digital Writing Matters in Education. Grabill states that the concept of digital writing "challenges what counts as writing and reveals the gap between how writing works in the world and how we teach it in schools." From my perspective, while somewhat biased as an online instructor and blogger, the range of what can be considered writing in education is changing to include many formats in addition to the typical research paper. That paper is also evolving and may now include embedded links to cited sources and made available as a PDF file, as well as part of a printed publication.The skills required to effectively use these new, technology-driven formats are also changing and found in class and the workplace."