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

Universities’ betrayal of online pedagogy during the pandemic

When instructors were suddenly pushed into online teaching last Spring, many online education experts predicted that the long term impact on online education as a whole would not be pretty. Some instructors who had never engaged in systematic online course development — either by choice or circumstances — suddenly discovered that they could, in a … Continue reading Universities’ betrayal of online pedagogy during the pandemic

Why Continue to Teach Online? Interview Results from Experienced Online Instructors — WCET Frontiers (Repost)

To teach online… or not to teach online… Well, that doesn’t seem to be the question today, during a time when social distancing is important for the safety of our students and ourselves. Online and hybrid course options seem to be the safest options to provide education. Many instructors have taught online for quite a […]Why … Continue reading Why Continue to Teach Online? Interview Results from Experienced Online Instructors — WCET Frontiers (Repost)

Intellectual Communities in the Time of Pandemic: A Case for Meetup.com

Furthermore, I've also been able to talk with people I would never have in any detail because of (if I'm to keep it 100!) differences of age and race. These groups have provided me long interactions with a type of "older, genteel Conservatives," persons whose views on tradition, social status quo, and economic liberalism mean I would have never mixed with them in any other context. We would be so different because of our lived experiences that they would only be an Other for me, and I an other for them. Sometimes, in these meetings, and this is not meant as snippy as it sounds, it feels like I'm talking to David Brooks.

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

Al Jazeera English: Read To Completion: Writing in a time of social media

Good essay on the meaning of reading in a digital age. It is less about the information, he says, and more about content. One more piece on the sense of decline and uneasy, even nostalgia, about where we are in our current digital spaces. Something is happening for sure to our literacies, but no one … Continue reading Al Jazeera English: Read To Completion: Writing in a time of social media

My webinars with Emplify and Button

Worth a look for its list of critical digital literacies tool and the SIFT methodology of reading online sources. Over the last few months, I’ve had the extraordinary experience of developing and leading two online webinars with the employees of the Fishers, Indiana-based company Emplify and the NYC-based startup Button. Back in grad school, when … Continue reading My webinars with Emplify and Button