Supporting Peer Feedback with Discussion Boards in FYC

Erica Melko and Tom McNamara presented on their use of Discussion Boards in their Rhetoric courses at our last Digital Literacies meeting.  Both use Discussions as a way to foster effective peer response. In Erica’s experience, asking students to comment on each other’s work online before class allows students to provide more thorough written feedback […]

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Avoiding Death by Powerpoint

At our last Digital Literacies meeting, Elizabeth Tavares shared her tips for (1) crafting effective presentations and (2) supporting students as they prepare for their Multimodal Presentations. Elizabeth shared a variety of tools that can help students and instructors create interesting, effective, and visually appealing presentations in any situation: Elizabeth suggested trying Prezi, which allows […]

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Video Composition in Rhetoric Courses

At the March 6 Digital Literacies meeting, Cody Caudill and Justin Jory presented about their use of video composition in undergraduate writing courses.  Cody’s assignment sheet is here, and Justin’s is here.  Also, a video created by a group in Cody’s class can be accessed here. There are a few places that a video assignment […]

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“A Bill of Rights and Principles for Learning in the Digital Age”

Click here for a great article that touches on some of the privacy issues we discussed at our last meeting (and for much more!).

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Here a MOOC, There a MOOC

From The Chronicle of Higher Education: “Here a MOOC, There a MOOC: But Will It Work for Freshman Composition?

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When the Government Comes Knocking, Who Has Your Back?

From the Electronic Frontier Foundation: “When the Government Comes Knocking, Who Has Your Back?” Shared by Katherine Flowers, this is a helpful resources for considering what web platforms you might ask students to use in your courses.  The article reviews what technology corporations (like Dropbox, Apple, Facebook, etc.) have fought for user rights in the courts […]

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