Cte`new landscapes 2011

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Cte`new landscapes 2011

  1. 1. Elaine Pascale May 17, 2011
  2. 2. The “Problem”* *As identified by Michael Wesch and the students of Intro to Cultural Anthropology Kansas State U Spring 2007 (Youtube)
  3. 3. The Problem or What We “Know” <ul><li>Students are arriving underprepared in terms of research writing (critical thinking + mechanics) </li></ul><ul><li>Students feel that research writing is not part of their “realm” </li></ul><ul><li>Students arrive technically literate </li></ul><ul><li>Students spend a great deal of time online </li></ul><ul><li>Teachers do not look forward to teaching research writing </li></ul>
  4. 4. The Solution <ul><li>Scaffold Learning in a comfortable realm or “meet them halfway” </li></ul><ul><li>Incorporate an “Interactive Learning Paradigm” in which students “determine what they need to know based on their participation in activities where needs arise, and in consultation with knowledgeable specialists” (Lemke, J.L. [1998] Metamedia literacy: Transforming meanings and media. In D. Reinking, et al (Eds), Handbook of literacy and technology: Transformations in a post-typographic world (pp. 283-301) Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum) </li></ul>
  5. 5. Research Writing Steps & Applicable Social Media Audience Blogs, Discussion Boards, Facebook, Web Pages Brainstorm, Topic Selection, Thesis Development Blogs, Discussion Boards, Surveys, Youtube Sources, Research, Citations Blogs, Discussion Boards, Facebook Organizing Ideas, Topic Sentences Web Images, Discussion Boards Supporting Paragraphs, Argument Blogs, Discussion Boards, Facebook Revision Videos, Magazines, Web Pages
  6. 6. AudienceAaudience Audience
  7. 7. Brainstorm
  8. 8. Brainstorm/Select A Topic/Understanding the Assignment
  9. 9. Thesis Development
  10. 10. Gathering Info/Developing a Thesis
  11. 11. Research
  12. 12. Research
  13. 13. Research
  14. 14. Source Selection
  15. 15. Evaluating Sources Pack Behavior Neurologically Broken SHOOT HERE LET ME SHOW YOU..!!
  16. 16. Organizing Ideas/Topic Sentences
  17. 17. Mapping
  18. 18. Organizing/Outlining/Drafting
  19. 19. Revising/Finalizing
  20. 20. Revising/Finalizing
  21. 21. Facebook PROS CONS Authentic Audience 24/7 Students Use Regularly Must Friend Students Encourages Thinking Outside of the Classroom Applying Facebook to Academics Remains in its Infancy Stage Implies Expertise/Students Have Familiarity Revision is Built-In
  22. 22. Blogs/Discussion Boards Pros Cons Can be Solely Academic Informal/Slang/Jargon Encourages Written Productivity Difficult to Shift to Academic Style Gives “Voice” to Shy Students CMPs Like Blackboard Often Need to be Taught “ Jump Off Point” for Class Discussion Peer Modeling
  23. 23. Youtube/Videos Pros Cons Easy Navigation/Search Many Non-Academic Sources Encourages Research Beyond the Classroom Expertise Revision
  24. 24. Web pages/Student Videos Pros Cons Ownership Slang/Jargon Revision Highly Personal Can be used to Teach Plagiarism/Copyright

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