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    asm53787 wrote a new post, Disability Studies and Technology, on the site Digital Tinkering: Literature and Writing 4 years, 9 months ago

    This week we read about disability studies and technology in the classroom. The overall theme was asking what should teachers do about this topic? Browning’s article, “Disability Studies in the Composition […]

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    asm53787 wrote a new post, How do I grade this?, on the site Digital Tinkering: Literature and Writing 4 years, 9 months ago

    The first article I read this week was by Yancey. She discusses the similarities and differences of assessing digital and print texts, how some software is already in place to assess digital texts, and she offers […]

    • I agree. With the use of multimodalities and the creation of digital projects, new methods for assessment must be considered. Educators must move past the type of assessments used for “print” to more creative measures.

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    asm53787 commented on the post, First impressions #2, on the site Digital Tinkering: Literature and Writing 4 years, 9 months ago

    In reply to: asm53787 wrote a new post, Where is the focus?, on the site Digital Tinkering: Literature and Writing This week our readings were about composing in different modes. My response will begin with Anderson’s article, […] View

    Mo, your comment especially struck me. Normally, I would be on the same page as you because I became an English major for that exact reason….I think the passion really has to be there. In my YouTube project I had passion for the cause and the group of people who I was working with also were really pumped and ready to try a different approach…I…[Read more]

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    asm53787 commented on the post, Who Wouldn’t Want To Do Technology?, on the site Digital Tinkering: Literature and Writing 4 years, 9 months ago

    In reply to: Mo wrote a new post, Who Wouldn’t Want To Do Technology?, on the site Digital Tinkering: Literature and Writing Daniel Anderson composes a list in his article and in his first point about construction he argues […] View

    Mo, do you have any experience in using film in an English class to portray a text? In my post I talked about making YouTube videos and I agree with you that you can use it to implement many methods of multimedia, in fact I think it is an undervalued tool in the classroom because I hAve the feelings that teachers think that this will undercut the…[Read more]

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    asm53787 commented on the post, Teaching the Teacher how to Teach , on the site Digital Tinkering: Literature and Writing 4 years, 9 months ago

    In reply to: Calvery Cooper wrote a new post, Teaching the Teacher how to Teach , on the site Digital Tinkering: Literature and Writing The first article I read this week was “The Movement of Air, the Breath of Meaning: A […] View

    I thought it was very insightful that you brought this back to your own teaching. Your realization that text is still overpowering sound would be very interesting to Anderson especially because I think some teachers frankly don’t realize that aurality could be a key player in the classroom, they often turn first to text, or consider lecturing…[Read more]

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    asm53787 wrote a new post, Where is the focus?, on the site Digital Tinkering: Literature and Writing 4 years, 9 months ago

    This week our readings were about composing in different modes. My response will begin with Anderson’s article, because this was my favorite of the two this week. Anderson’s article is about how the focus of […]

    • I agree. Both authors point to great instructional strategies that could be used within the classroom. I think that with multimodal projects, these projects are another way in which educator’s could measure learning, rather than the simple paper. I agree students’ motivation would definitely increase.

    • I would agree with your point about Selfe not giving as many concrete examples. Perhaps this could be tied to my frustrations that I could not access the aural compositions on my computer; they were not working for some reason. I am still left with questions on exactly “how” to do this in the classroom and also how to assess it.

    • Your point in Anderson’s article, about students thinking the multimedia projects were harder, but more enjoyable, is something I’ve been struggling with this entire class. I’m a person who prefers writing an essay over spending twice as much time creating a short movie. But I can see how others would enjoy a project more than a paper.

    • Mo, your comment especially struck me. Normally, I would be on the same page as you because I became an English major for that exact reason….I think the passion really has to be there. In my YouTube project I had passion for the cause and the group of people who I was working with also were really pumped and ready to try a different approach…I think it can definitely be situational!

    • Nice points, Anjelica, and others. I’m particularly interested in the discussion about paper vs multimedia project. It might be productive to think about why students resist papers and to use that information to create a bridge between writing and other kinds of composing. Could working on multimedia projects help get students more excited about our familiar with the elements of writing? Could writers find a way to connect their passion to multimedia? Another question that strikes me is this: is it the teacher’s job to maje students work outside of their intellectual comfort zone?

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    asm53787 wrote a new post, Let’s get Digital, on the site Digital Tinkering: Literature and Writing 4 years, 10 months ago

    I was BEYOND excited this week to read articles by Selber and Selfe since I did a project using some of their texts last semester. I will start by talking about Selber’s text, “Reimagining Computer Literacy.” He […]

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    asm53787 wrote a new post, Clouds and Maps, on the site Digital Tinkering: Literature and Writing 4 years, 11 months ago

    ThumbnailFirst, here is the cloud that I created using the final chapter of Northanger Abbey.

    Reflecting on this, I think that these words show how the book is wrapped up. The emphasis is on these young people […]

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    asm53787 wrote a new post, So does this mean I speak computer now?, on the site Digital Tinkering: Literature and Writing 4 years, 11 months ago

    In this unit about text encoding, we read three articles to get a beginner’s understanding of the topic. Th fist article was one of two by Julie Meloni. This article concerned the issue of why we should teach […]

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    asm53787 wrote a new post, Looking at Fair Use, on the site Digital Tinkering: Literature and Writing 4 years, 11 months ago

    The first article I read was by Martine Courant Rife. This article described the changes going on within teaching practices concerning copyright law and fair use. Rife starts with talking about the basics of […]

    • I agree that with the invention of new technology the question of authorship arises. This problem can be solved with citing and giving credit to the original author. Hence, the creation of the Creative Commons, which balances the needs of both owners and the general public. They even have images that could be used, as long as individuals cite the author.

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    asm53787 commented on the post, Due Dec. 7 – Photo Book, on the site Digital Tinkering: Literature and Writing 4 years, 11 months ago

    In reply to: Mo wrote a new post, Brick and Mortar No More, on the site Digital Tinkering: Literature and Writing Online education has been a possibility according to Hill for about a decade and a half, which is more than half […] View

    I thought it was interesting what you said about the job market. To my knowledge I’ve never been in competition for a job with someone who got their degree online, but I can see how it matters. Based on watching for the commercials for these schools, they seem to stress the idea that you will still get a good job with testimonials and statistics…[Read more]

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    asm53787 commented on the post, Sarah Robinson Talk — Extra Credit., on the site Digital Tinkering: Literature and Writing 4 years, 11 months ago

    In reply to: Liz Ricketts wrote a new post, Online Education – Pitfalls and Positives, on the site Digital Tinkering: Literature and Writing The first article that I read was Seaman and Allen’s “Grade Change:  Tracking Online […] View

    You know, you aren’t being silly in being angry. I felt the same way, I felt like some of the institutions were giving this specific feedback in order to look good, or modern. They have to keep a certain image I’m sure. I think that getting the feedback from students is a lot more important because they are the ones taking the classes. Stats don’t…[Read more]

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    asm53787 commented on the post, Draft of Proposal Ideas For Research., on the site Digital Tinkering: Literature and Writing 4 years, 11 months ago

    In reply to: asm53787 wrote a new post, Online Learning: Friend or Foe?, on the site Digital Tinkering: Literature and Writing The first article I read was Morris and Stommel’s about online programs and failure. The authors […] View

    In thinking about respecting these teachers…I don’t necessarily think that’s something we can change easily. When someone says they teach courses online, there is the stigma of thinking they are taking the easy way out, much like saying you work from home for your job. I think that in the action of detaching a teacher from their students in this…[Read more]

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    asm53787 wrote a new post, Online Learning: Friend or Foe?, on the site Digital Tinkering: Literature and Writing 4 years, 11 months ago

    The first article I read was Morris and Stommel’s about online programs and failure. The authors start out with saying that all online programs will fail in some way. They actually use the word “uncomfortable” to […]

    • I agree. The amount of students who will enroll in online courses will increase. I also agree that we must approach online courses differently than on ground instruction. We must create standards and objectives that will properly suit online instruction. I agree with the authors, we should make use of blogs, social media, and other tools. Also, it is important to allow the use of various delivery tools, such as making use of hybrid/blended, ad hoc, and totally online courses. I think the future of online courses depends on these factors.

    • I agree with you as a person who has had a negative experience with online education. I look to the articles for the answer for that one – Morris and Stomme talk about how there is a need for online professors to be professionalized instead of on-call/volunteer employees. I think that unfortunately this points to the fact that many online instructors are poorly paid adjuncts/part-time instructors who are probably swamped with a lot of courses in order to cobble together a livable income. Perhaps online instructors would be more responsive and more effective if they were respected as professionals.

    • In thinking about respecting these teachers…I don’t necessarily think that’s something we can change easily. When someone says they teach courses online, there is the stigma of thinking they are taking the easy way out, much like saying you work from home for your job. I think that in the action of detaching a teacher from their students in this way the stigma is reinforced because this is not a traditional method of teaching…at least not quite yet.

    • The penultimate sentence in your post speaks to the question I raised in my post; that is, from a professor’s perspective how is it preparing for an online course compared to preparing for an in person course? Would you want all the assignments and links in place and ready to go from day one, or posted as far in advance as possible, so that when and if time permits students might work ahead? Is this true for face to face instruction? I note that professor’s do change and adjust and edit and add to the syllabus in the course of the semester? I suspect that online learning would be no different. I believe that professors’ interest and engagement with online learning will be one of the top criteria to its ongoing successes. After reading Grade Change, Tracking Online Education in the United States, I have to agree with the authors who state that, while it is a good idea to track the changes in opinions of those institutions without online offerings, which negative views seem to have increased in the most recent surveys, only when the high negative views are among those institutions offering online learning should there be concern. I feel that Professors who do not meet the needs of the paying students will be held to a very high standard and responsibility to satisfy the students’ needs (including putting all the content on the course when I want it there) and therefore create positive views about online learning. Students do fill out surveys after courses are ended……….

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    asm53787 wrote a new post, Craving Carbs, on the site Marymount B.L.O.G.S 4 years, 11 months ago

    ThumbnailIt’s around this time of year, especially when I’m in school, when I start to crave carbs. I try to be good during the holidays but usually I have a breaking point somewhere in January where the Greek half of me […]

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    asm53787 wrote a new post, “Celebrity” Apprentice, on the site Marymount B.L.O.G.S 4 years, 11 months ago

    Even though I’m new to M.U. BLOGS, I’m going to jump right in. If you feel the need to learn about me, my bio will be available soon! Here’s the short version. I’m Anjelica, I’m a grad student in the English and […]

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    asm53787 wrote a new post, Response 1!, on the site Digital Tinkering: Literature and Writing 4 years, 12 months ago

     

    The article by Alan Liu was about the importance of “social computing” within the field of literature. Liu explains this through charts displaying how the world of publishing online has changed along with how […]