Notes on PWR Tech Activities AY 2010-2011 & beyond


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  • * name change pending: Digital Literacy Coordinator and Digital Literacy Committee (or Committee on Writing in Digital Environments)
  • * name change pending: Digital Literacy Coordinator and Digital Literacy Committee (or Committee on Writing in Digital Environments)
  • The Pedagogy and Practice of Writing in Digital Environments(known as the "tech blog" for short)
  • Teaching Showcase     Samples student projects and class web sitesFaculty Presentations and White Paper     Posted presentations by Molly and Nancy from last year's COLTT     Also their contributions to a white paper on digital literacyResources     Lots of resources to help you explore writing for web audiences and/or digital media composition     articles, assignment ideas, sample projects, lots of instructions...
  • Molly, Anna, and Dave delivered a presentation on "Moving Pictures Across the Curriculum" at this year's Colorado Technology in Education conference I gave a presentation on Digital Storytelling at this year's COLTT that was well attended and well received(participants from all disciplines -- DS is hugely popular as a way to share course materials, provide video projects for service learning partners, and also asked by a group from Engineering, Architecture & Planning and Disability Services to develop a class that would use digital storytelling to raise awareness about issues of Universal Access to digital media materials
  • barely scratched the surface of what we'll cover next time!       break across two weeks:  writing for web audiences & digital media composition
  • One result of that was the creation of a "digital composition support group" on Facebook (which you can read about on the blog)
  • Maybe Damian will share what he learned at DMAC?(Ginger tells me that digital comp is big among the sustainability folks)Want more help planning digital media projects? See Dave Underwood.
  • Dave LOVES working with PWR faculty and has done quite a bit of work with us over the years
  • or find him on
  • If you’re working with for the first time and would like me to send you a template for a professional site or class blog, let me know.Also have screencasts on the tech blog for both faculty and students.
  • Notes on PWR Tech Activities AY 2010-2011 & beyond

    1. 1. Annual Update on Tech Coordinator and Tech Committee Activities<br />PWR Faculty Meeting<br />Friday, August 19, 2011<br />Amy Goodloe<br />
    2. 2. Overview<br />Tell you a bit about what the tech committee and I have done over the past year and what we plan to do this coming year<br />Primary members AY 10-11:<br />Nancy Hightower<br />Molly LeClair<br />PetgerSchaberg<br />Tell you about Dave Underwood and the services he offers to the PWR<br />
    3. 3. We Developed a BLOG!<br />Conversations on the Pedagogy and Practice of Writing in Digital Environments<br />(known as the "tech blog" for short)<br />Purpose is to showcase the work of those of you who are involved in:<br />writing for the web<br />digital media composition<br /> (whether you and/or your students) <br />And to provide resources for learning more<br />
    4. 4.
    5. 5. BLOG: T2 Project Interviews<br />SigmanByrd<br />Jay Ellis<br />Michelle Albert<br />DalynLeudkte<br />Andrea Feldman<br />Dave Underwood<br />…and more coming soon!<br />
    6. 6. BLOG: Teaching Showcase<br />Sample student project (videos, audio essays, blog and wiki projects)<br />Links to course web sites, class blogs, and more<br />we want your links!<br />
    7. 7. Speaking of showcases... <br />NEW WRITING PRIZE: MULTIMODAL COMPOSITION<br />Nancy, Molly, and I proposed a multimodal composition prize last year<br />Will be an option starting this year<br />Separate prizes for lower and upper division<br />Winners to be published on the new online Occasions<br />
    8. 8. BLOG: Lots of Resources<br />Links: <br />steady stream of new links from our Diigo group<br />Blog entries:<br />info on relevant articles and other resources<br />tips on using digital composing tools<br />reflections on teaching with blogs or digital media projects<br />assignment ideas<br />…and more!<br />
    9. 9. BLOG: Post Faculty Presentations<br />COLTT presentations from last year and this year, by Molly, Nancy, and me<br />Molly’s and Nancy’s contributions to a white paper on digital literacy<br />My notes on Digital Storytelling and on the Rhetoric of Web Design<br />Send us your presentations!<br />
    10. 10. Speaking of presentations...<br />Committee members out & about:<br />Molly LeClair, Anna MacBriar, and Dave Underwood: “Moving Pictures Across the Curriculum” at this year’s Colorado Technology in Education conference<br />Petger presented his service learning videos at the Service Learning Showcase last spring<br />I gave a presentation/workshop on Digital Storytelling at this year’s COLTT<br />
    11. 11. WORKSHOPS: AY 2010-2011<br />Variety of faculty workshops, committee workshops, and classroom presentations last year<br />Lots of one-on-one assistance<br />Week-long “Digital Composition Workshop” this summer<br />
    12. 12. Digital Composition Workshop<br />Total of ten people involved<br />most as participants, some as presenters, some as both<br />a few who couldn’t make it followed us virtually<br />Participants: Molly LeClair, Becky Dickinson, Ginger Knowlton, David Williams, Mike Zizzi, Catherine Kunce, Kathy Pieplow, DalynLeudtke, Nancy Hightower, Dave Underwood, and Amy Goodloe<br />
    13. 13. Digital Composition Workshop<br />Theme: <br />to build confidence and enthusiasm<br />But also to have fun!<br />esp. first day when we made the world’s most quickly produced mini-documentaries<br />
    14. 14. (1) Writing for Web Audiences<br />what we discussed<br />rhetorical nature of web design<br />the accountability of the public writer<br />how hypertext changes the way we read<br />what we did<br />everyone worked on creating Wordpress blogs and using other tools for web publishing<br />
    15. 15. (2) Digital Media Composition<br />what we discussed<br />what’s lost and gained when we communicate with multiple modes<br />sample student projects: videos, photo essays, audio essays, animations<br />the rhetorical principles of visual communication<br />what we did<br />played around with tools for digital media composition, mostly video editing and photo editing<br />
    16. 16. But... <br />we barely scratched the surface of all the topics we were interested in!<br />Next year: break workshop across two weeks<br />writing for web audiences<br />digital media composition<br />Possibly in May 2012?<br />
    17. 17. Workshop Follow-up<br />Created a “Digital Composition Support Group” on Facebook<br />Will hold regular “drop-in” sessions throughout the year<br />Also planning new workshops...<br />
    18. 18. WORKSHOPS: AY 2011-2012<br />Nancy, Dalyn, Molly, and others will talk about approaches to using class blogs<br />Hands-on workshops on using “web writing” and “digital media composition” for Service Learning Projects<br />maybe also CNF, Diversity, and Sustainability<br />Nathan and I may cover screencasting and podcasting<br />I’ll probably do another Digital Storytelling workshop campus-wide<br />… and many more!<br />
    19. 19. PRESENTATIONS: AY 2011-2012<br />Molly, Dave, and Anna will give their presentation on “Moving Pictures Across the Curriculum”<br />Petger will talk about his service learning videos<br />Showcase or roundtable on using web writing and/or digital media composition for Service Learning, CNF, Diversity, Sustainability, etc.<br />… and many more!<br />
    20. 20. PROMOTING THE PWR<br />Work with other committees on ways to incorporate writing for the web and/or digital media composition into the committee’s vision<br />make mini-documentaries about what the committee does<br />help committee develop web site on<br />Inspire a few brave souls to help me develop mini-docs to promote the work of the PWR<br />
    21. 21. DAVE UNDERWOOD<br />
    22. 22. DAVE UNDERWOOD: classroom<br />Available to give guest lectures on:<br />principles of graphic and multimedia design<br />“reading” and “writing” the language of film<br />storyboarding as a method for planning visual communication projects<br />using images creatively and effectively<br />planning effective communications campaigns<br />NOTE: Dave’s talks are oriented towards general users, not design professionals<br />
    23. 23. DAVE UNDERWOOD: individual<br />Also available to consult with faculty about:<br />assignment design<br />project planning<br />assessment<br />
    24. 24. OTHER RESOURCES<br />Dave does NOT do software application or equipment training<br />But Tim Riggs does:<br />timothy.riggs@Colorado.EDU<br />I’m also available to talk to your class about web design, blogging, or digital storytelling<br />will give hands-on workshop on Wordpress, web design and/or iMovie<br />
    25. 25. WANT MORE INFO?<br />For more info on Dave and everything else I’ve talked about, go to:<br /><br />