Am I Ever Going to Use This Stuff? Transfer and College Writing

Adam R. Pope is the current interim director of Composition at the University of Arkansas, where he also directs the Graduate Certificate in Technical Writing and Public Rhetorics.  Adam PopeImage Credit: Adam Pope As a technical writer who also happens to currently be the director of Composition at an institution serving over 6,000 students annually in the…Am … Continue reading Am I Ever Going to Use This Stuff? Transfer and College Writing

Could ‘thinking out loud’ be an inherent pedagogical strategy for scholarly writing?

This post is by Dr Dely Elliot, Senior Lecturer at the University of Glasgow and member of the Hidden Curriculum in Doctoral Education blog team. To use the dictation function in word, go to the ‘Edit’ menu, and choose ‘Start Word Dictation’ I always find blog writing a relaxing activity. It may come as a … Continue reading Could ‘thinking out loud’ be an inherent pedagogical strategy for scholarly writing?

Using Technology to Build a Better Relationship with Students 

Dave Monahan is an award-winning filmmaker, professor at University of North Carolina Wilmington, and coauthor of Looking at Movies, an introduction to film text. As part of his work on the book, he has created dozens of videos illustrating cinematic concepts and techniques. In this blog post, Monahan reflects on how multimedia learning and adaptive quizzing created a positive change in his introduction to film classes.    Dave MonahanImage Credit: … Continue reading Using Technology to Build a Better Relationship with Students 

understanding academic writing – starting the PhD

Writing is a crucial aspect of doctoral work – indeed all the scholarly work you will undertake from now on. Writing is integral to scholarship. Whether you are in or out of higher education, if you are researching, you are writing. Writing and its associated activities reading and talking, are the major ways in which … Continue reading understanding academic writing – starting the PhD

Co-written piece on Cosmopolitanism and Plurilingual Education with Dr. Suresh Canagarajah

The Routledge Handbook of Plurilingual Language Education is out now. It includes a co-written chapter by me and Dr. Suresh Canagarajah "Cosmopolitanism and Plurilingual Traditions: Learning from South Asian and Southern African Practices of Intercultural Communication". It seems to be available to read on Google books for now, which is cool. In the chapter we … Continue reading Co-written piece on Cosmopolitanism and Plurilingual Education with Dr. Suresh Canagarajah

Inter-African Diversity between Africans and African-Americans — Free Black Space

I can hear my daughter's voice in my head talking about appropriating culture. She's what I think they call a millenial.  I am not sure exactly what that means; but every time I replay the memory I hear in her voice a statement about cultural sensitivity.My years in the black bookstores taught me a lot…Inter-African Diversity … Continue reading Inter-African Diversity between Africans and African-Americans — Free Black Space