Writing and Learning in a Digital Age

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Writing and Learning in a Digital Age

  1. 1. Writing and Learning in a Digital Age<br />
  2. 2. Digital technologies have changed the processes, spaces, and products of writing and learning.<br />
  3. 3. Digital media allow for the increased integration of images and audio into texts.<br />
  4. 4. Networked connectivity presents new rhetorical situations and potentially global audiences for communicating.<br />
  5. 5. An overabundance of (mis)information on the Web requires increasingly sophisticated research skills.<br />
  6. 6. Theories of Rhetoric and Writing Process Can Be (Somewhat) Transferable Across Media.<br />
  7. 7. Media Inquiry Options<br />Live Presentation (possibly with PowerPoint)<br />Audio PSA, audio documentary, or audio essay (audacity)<br />Video PSA (iMovie; Moviemaker)<br />Website or blog (using wix.com or wordpress.com)<br />
  8. 8. Media Iniquiry Project<br />Transform the argument made in a print paper <br /> into another form of media.<br />Reflect about the unique affordances and limitations of differing modalities of communication (alphabetic, visual, oral, <br /> gestural) <br />
  9. 9. Teaching Media Inquiry I<br />Focus on transferable concepts of rhetoric and process<br />Scaffold the assignment (proposal, multiple drafts) and build in reflection throughout<br />Give a focused assignment (and then let students negotiate options)<br />
  10. 10. Teaching Media Inquiry II<br />Develop evaluative criteria collaboratively with students (by rhetorically analyzing sample texts).<br />Provide or arrange for an in-class workshop about any required technologies (30-50 minutes).<br />Address issues of “Fair Use” and Copyright<br />
  11. 11. Contact:<br />Jason Palmeri<br />(Bac 366; jason.palmeri@gmail.com)<br />Web Resources:<br />http://miami111workshop.wordpress.com/<br />http://dwcblog.wordpress.com<br />

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