Below are some of the workshops and presentations the Digital Composition Committee arranged for the Spring 2012 semester.
Over the summer we’ll be working on a schedule for Fall 2012, which will include a few presentations and workshops that we’ll offer the week before classes begin.
Amy will also be offering a Digital Storytelling workshop, sponsored by Academic Technology, as well as (hopefully) a few workshops at COLTT 2012 in August. See the possible topics on Amy’s Digital Writing Workshops page.
SPRING 2012 SCHEDULE
NOT YET SCHEDULED
EARLIER THIS SEMESTER
Web Page Assignments
Friday 4/27 from 1:00-2:30 <– note date change
Workshop – Sigman Byrd will guide participants through the process of creating and organizing assignments that ask students to build web sites for real or hypothetical audiences.
Approaches to Digital Composition: A Sampler
Wednesday 3/21 from 3:30-5:00
Presentation – Amy, Michelle, Dalyn, and others will provide brief overviews of a variety of digital composition projects and their pedagogical rationales. We may arrange future workshops to focus on projects that attendees express the most interest in.
Multimodal Composition Workshop with Cheryl Ball
Friday 4/6 from 9-3
All-day workshop on multimodal composition for all faculty, with Cheryl Ball.
See this post for details.
Integrating Digital Literacy into the Curriculum
Saturday 4/7 from 10-3
Workshop with Cheryl Ball for DC Committee and all interested Coordinators and Committee Chairs.
Please RSVP to Amy.
Civic Engagement, Design, and Social Media: Rhetoric in Action
Wednesday 4/11 from 3:30-5:00
Presentation – Nancy Hightower will discuss assignments that ask students to make rhetorically effective use of social media for civic engagement.
Moving Pictures Across the Curriculum
Friday 4/13 from 1-3
Presentation – Molly LeClair and Dave Underwood will discuss rhetorical strategies from film and how they might apply to students’ multimodal compositions.
ADDITIONAL POSSIBLE TOPICS
Below you’ll find a list of topics we haven’t yet scheduled but might if there’s enough interest. If you’re interested in attending or leading a workshop on any of these topics or would like to propose a different one, please contact Amy.
- Rhetorical considerations for writing on the web (applies to digital course materials as well as web writing assignments)
- Visual Literacy: Reading Images, Designing Words
- Intro to Digital Storytelling
- Creative uses of digital tools to address common teaching issues
- The many uses of screencasting (for instructors and students)
- Basics of HTML for WordPress, D2L, and other uses
- Understanding fair use and copyright issues applicable to digital composition
- Managing Audio Projects
- Managing Video Projects
- Making Rhetorical Awareness Real: Engaging Students in Writing for Digital Audiences
- The Rhetoric of Web Design: Understanding the Relationship between Content, Design, and Usability
- Using Audio and Video Tools to Provide Feedback on Student Work
- Strategies for Managing Your Digital Life (Teaching, Professional, Personal)
- Service Learning Video Projects for WRTG 1150 & 1250 (Petger Schaberg)
- Approaches to Class Blogs (Molly LeClair, Dalyn Leudtke, Amy)
- Many Uses of Screencasts (Nathan Pieplow)
- Using Google Docs