Paula and Cathy offer two new creative ideas for employing big or small multimodal projects that help enhance the reading and writing experience with students. Cathy asks students to choose music and lyrics that help enhance a reading, to generate deeper discussion and richer connections: Paula asks students to re-purpose the most essential features … More More Ideas for Multimodal Projects– big and small
Tulane has launched a new website on accessibility called Accessible Syllabus. It’s in the early stages, so they’d love to see this site grow via collaboration with folks in whatever ways they might offer expertise. So visit and contribute or visit and get some ideas for ways to enhance your syllabus for greater accessibility for … More Accessible Syllabus
Nicole and Phil, both teaching college-level English courses, use multimodal assignments in their classrooms regularly. I asked them both to share one favorite. Nicole shared an Infographic depiction of research assignment. Phil shared a 30-second Video Remix activity where students blend one audio, one video and one visual (from files he has compiled in a … More Multimodal assignment ideas- Nicole & Phil
So, I knew many of these tricks posted by Motto on Feb. 3rd . For example, I often put quotation marks around exact phrases to secure more specific results (TIP #1). I also use the wildcard (*) regularly for variable endings on a particular word (like: vari* to give me results that include multiple endings to … More 11 Google Search Tricks
At the Digital Media & Composition Institute (@dmacinstitute) hosted at The Ohio State University (by Cindy Selfe and Scott DeWitt) this past week, we relied heavily on the crowd sourcing of note taking via Twitter. That was the most powerful use of Twitter I’ve seen…ever. So, I’ve been thinking: is there an equivalent way to … More Twitter as a quality learning tool
The Atlantic recently published a piece on women’s voices in social media and how those voices tend, moreso than men’s voices, to incur harassment. Lafrance’s “When Will the Internet Be Safe for Women?” cited a Pew research study conducted in 2014 that concluded that while both men and women face negative backlash when they use … More Awareness of online harassment against women
In Cindy Selfe’s interview, she offered a brief glimpse into a group ethnography project (examining community literacies) that she asks students to accomplish, using myriad multimodal tools. Dr. DeWitt briefly explains his Concept in 60 assignment, now widely used in many Writing/Comp/Rhetoric departments.
In a recent article published by The Guardian, Grayson Perry examines whether computers are destroying craft, such as sculpting, weaving, etc…. His answer is “no, of course not.” Not only do artists rely on the digital spaces to market their work, but “Digital technology offers the craftsman and the artist creative opportunities that were previously … More Digital technologies support the crafts