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Collaborative Peer Review: Gathering the Academy’s Orphans
“…revolutionary leaders cannot be falsely generous, nor can they manipulate. Whereas the oppressor elites flourish by trampling the people underfoot, the revolutionary leaders can flourish only in communion with the people.” ~ Paulo
Queequeg’s Coffin: a Sermon for the Digital Human
Digital Humanities
How I long for a time when text ended at the page. When it didn’t follow. Me. Through the streets and the hallways and under the blankets of my bed. ~ Anonymous
A Pedagogy for Cross-cultural Digital Learning Environments
What is Digital Pedagogy?
Education can benefit from the global network of connections we call the Internet, since the issue of access is less of a concern in the digital space than in brick and mortar institutions.
Social Action and the Status Quo: Bravery in First Year Composition
Critical Pedagogy
Lee Skallerup Bessette and Jesse Stommel note the real need for bravery in higher education, paying special attention to the idea that “when [educators] experiment with our pedagogies, we confront an establishment that
Multiple Personality Pedagogy: Varying Voice in the Classroom
As teachers, we sometimes get tired of hearing our own voices. That’s why we show movies, bring in guest speakers, and encourage discussion. Plus, we want to bring in other views in
Will MOOCs Work for Writing?
When faced with a complex, fluid, and potentially uncontrollable situation, I’ve often heard people say, “It’s like herding cats.” I can think of no more complex, variable, and fluid task than
Vlogging Composition: Making Content Dynamic
With technological innovations come opportunities for students to compose, communicate, share, collaborate, and express themselves in contemporary ways as well as opportunities for teachers to harness potential academic possibilities. Vlogging, or video blogging,
Editorial Pedagogy, pt. 3: Developing Editors and Designers
Digital Literacy
This is the third installment in a three-part series on Editorial Pedagogy, a critical and three-dimensional approach to teaching, editing, and service. The first installment introduces the practice from a theoretical framework; the
Bring Your Own Disruption: Rhizomatic Learning in the Composition Class
Too often, rather than inviting First-Year Composition (FYC) students into the disruptive experience of being a writer, we try to shield them inside the safety of the walled garden of neatly ordered paths
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Seeing Composition Three Dimensionally
“We no longer have to separate our material technologies so radically as we once did from our ‘cognitive strategies’. People-with-bodies participate in activities and practices, such as jointly authoring a multimedia
Digital Writing Uprising: Third-order Thinking in the Digital Humanities
Digital Humanities
“The intellectual is still only an incompletely transformed writer.” ~ Roland Barthes, Writing Degree Zero There could be many epigraphs hailing a discussion of digital writing, many pithy observations about its nature, becoming, qualities,
Organic Writing and Digital Media: Seeds and Organs
The act of writing is organic and generative. Ironically, this biological approach to writing is strengthened by digital environments that allow students and teachers to cultivate better compositions. Composing is a demonstration of
Memes are the New Canon
Digital culture
Ralph Waldo Emerson, from “The American Scholar”: The state of society is one in which the members have suffered amputation from the trunk, and strut about so many walking monsters, – a good finger,
The Twitter Essay
Digital Pedagogy
Consider the tangible violence technology has wrought upon grammar. We rely on automated grammar and spell-check tools in word-processing software (so much that they’ve become a crutch). E-mail shorthand fails to live
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