Multimodal Mondays: Foundations of Non-Linear Writing

Today’s guest blogger is Kim Haimes-Korn, a Professor of English and Digital Writing at Kennesaw State University. Kim’s teaching philosophy encourages dynamic learning and critical digital literacies and focuses on students’ powers to create their own knowledge through language and various “acts of composition.” She likes to have fun every day, return to nature when things get too…Multimodal … Continue reading Multimodal Mondays: Foundations of Non-Linear Writing

Calm and Compassionate Online Teaching: Q&A with Shelley Rodrigo

Rochelle (Shelley) Rodrigo has been teaching online for more than 20 years. She has also developed and administered an online writing program and supported instructors as an instructional technologist. Shelley is the interim director of the writing program; associate professor in the rhetoric, composition, and the teaching of English (RCTE); and associate writing specialist (continuing … Continue reading Calm and Compassionate Online Teaching: Q&A with Shelley Rodrigo

Infographics to Support Writing Development Within Process-based Writing Pedagogy

Undraa Maamuujav, Jenell Krishnan, & Penelope Collins Infographics are visual representations designed to present information, data, and knowledge quickly and clearly (Krauss, 2012). A writing curriculum that explicitly teaches writers how to develop infographics as an authentic method of planning their ideas and communicating them to an intended audience may hold unique affordances for their…Infographics … Continue reading Infographics to Support Writing Development Within Process-based Writing Pedagogy

Designing Breakout Rooms for Maximum Engagement — Digital Writing, Digital Teaching

Despite (or perhaps because of) the pandemic summer, I was provided with numerous opportunities to facilitate online courses and professional development, as well as one chance to work with a digital writing summer camp for middle school students. There were many models for these sessions, from a one-day event where we hosted about 60 participants […]Designing … Continue reading Designing Breakout Rooms for Maximum Engagement — Digital Writing, Digital Teaching

Appreciating Writing Assistance Technologies… Finally?

This post originally appeared on the National Writing Project’s “Ahead of the Code” blog on Medium on August 22, 2020. Appreciating Writing Assistance Technologies… Finally? You would think that, as English teachers, we would have been more appreciative. Even from the founding of our major professional organization, the National Council of Teachers of English, we … Continue reading Appreciating Writing Assistance Technologies… Finally?

Online Learning: Let Students Learn Where They Are — WCET Frontiers

The COVID-19 pandemic forced colleges and universities to move their face-to-face courses to remote and online formats. Instructors heroically worked to ensure continuity of learning for their students. Considering this shift online, Mark Porcaro, the Executive Director of Online Learning at Wichita State University and WCET Steering Committee member, reflected that learning isn’t all about […]Online … Continue reading Online Learning: Let Students Learn Where They Are — WCET Frontiers

Resources and Reflections from “Online Environments and Your Students: Strategies to Inform Writing Instruction Webinar”

Excellent post with a lot of great resources to teach composition online. Earlier this afternoon, I was pleased to be on a webinar, “Online Environments and Your Students: Strategies to Inform Writing Instruction” (Archived Video) with Jessie Borgman (Arizona State University), and Casey McArdle (Michigan State University). Hosted by Brett Griffiths, Director of Reading and … Continue reading Resources and Reflections from “Online Environments and Your Students: Strategies to Inform Writing Instruction Webinar”

How ERWC Informs My Online Instruction — Teaching Text Rhetorically

In face-to-face, you can think “If it can go wrong, I’ll fix it in class.” Online, “If it can go wrong, well, I’d better make sure it doesn’t.” It has now been two years since I stepped down from the ERWC Steering Committee after chairing it for 15 years. (For those who don’t know ERWC, […]How … Continue reading How ERWC Informs My Online Instruction — Teaching Text Rhetorically