25 posts
Building a Writing Class from the Ground Up
I’ve stopped worrying about managing the classroom the way I used to. I’ve stopped telling students what to write about. I’ve realized that the more ideas there are in the writing classroom the better.
The Public Necessity of Student Blogging
Scholarly and Digital CFP
In order for students to become public communicators, we must do away with closed platforms that purport to mimic open web functionality. Here’s why.
Risk and Event-Based Pedagogies
Writing is neither a process nor a product; it is an event that transforms those who engage in it. Teachers must acknowledge not just the rewards but also the risks inherent in the
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The Pretense of Neutrality: Twitter, Digital Literacy, and First-Year Writing
Politicizing Pedagogy CFP
“You can’t be neutral on a moving train” — Howard Zinn As universities go, the ethos of my home institution is relatively conservative. Conservative parents believe their children will maintain conservative values by
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Twessays and Composition in the Digital Age
While written assignments are typically growing in length in line with the ever-expanding volume of resources available to student writers, platforms like Twitter demand more succinct approaches to writing and offer a range
Giving Voice to Written Words
Digital Literacy
Writers should talk more. We write to make ourselves heard. We use writing to tell a story, contribute to conversations, add our voices to a chorus, raise the alarm against injustice, call for
Messy Minds: The Autoethnography of Learning
I’ve had my arse handed to me a few times online. Enough times to realise that writing provocatively (whether intentional or not) is often worth the activity. The most memorable and behaviour
Yearning for Praxis: Writing and Teaching Our Way Out of Oppression
Critical Pedagogy
> “The problem is writing articles instead of making sure the articles actually change the world.”  —Martin Bickman, “Returning to Community and Praxis” I’ve been writing all my life, as my mom
Textual Communities: Writing, Editing, and Generation in Chicana Feminism
Digital culture
When I first proposed the research title “Editing Chicanas,” one of my mentors, Alice Gambrell, commented that it was a good title, partly because it prompted such anxiety. I was surprised, as anxiety
Call for Editors
Digital Pedagogy
Note: this Call for Editors is now closed. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The place of the editor is not above the writer, but beside. Editors are not meant to correct but to suggest, not to admonish
Making a Space for the Digital and the Scholarly: The Editor as Teacher
critical digital pedagogy
On a beautiful June morning, I hurried through the streets of Bloomsbury to the University of London. These streets carry a great deal of imaginative and emotional resonance for me, layers of time
Digital Writing, Paywalls, and Worth
Digital Writing
This piece was contributed as part ofHybrid Pedagogy‘sDigital Writing Month [http://www.digiwrimo.com/]. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- I’m tired. Scratch that: I’m exhausted. I’ve been writing for my life, like my
Maggie's Digital Content Farm
Digital Writing
This piece was contributed as part of Hybrid Pedagogy‘s Digital Writing Month [http://www.digiwrimo.com]. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Over the course of the last 6 months or so, I’ve felt a real
Risk, Reward, and Digital Writing
Digital culture
Autocorrect is tyranny. It is interruption of thought, of speech, of creation, a condition for — and sometimes a prohibition against — my voice being heard. When I type “phone-less” and autocorrect changes it to