Through this accelerated, pre-session course, I want to enable students to incorporate new, digital tools into their own teaching of writing and literature. Whether you are a digital native or immigrant, I invite you to join us as we collaboratively learn by exploring available Web 2.0 tools (such as blogs and wikis) and creating and managing a personal webspace on a domain belonging to you. As we learn to utilize these tools, we will become acquainted with relevant theory and methodology, develop instructional strategies and classroom applications, and think critically about how to manage a professional web presence as 21st century academics. No prior digital-teaching experience is required, but you should be comfortable exploring new software with guidance. All students will be required to register for a shared server space through Reclaim Hosting at a cost of approximately $40 for the year. Please note, this is not a course in the use of Learning Management Systems such as Moodle or Blackboard. As the course approaches, please look for the website at sherwoodweb.org or feel free to email.
Enables students to make professional choices by exploring the transformations of traditional conceptions of literacy as a consequence of the emergence of new media and digital networks. Fosters informed and critical production in the digital sphere, including how to control one's web presence; utilize web services and platforms; and compose and publish multi-modal projects. Facilitates literacy as a form of agency through workshops and projects. Satisfies the doctoral research skills requirement.
This new course, which has been successfully offered as a special topics course for several years, reflects the interests and needs of graduate students in English who benefit from development of "productive" digital literacy skills. This supports their coursework, scholarship, and eventual teaching skills. It also benefits the program by helping students of varied backgrounds to achieve some common levels of fluency as they look towards further coursework in the doctoral program.
-Social media in academia
-Domain and subdomain management
4.) Critical Tool/Interface/Platform evaluation
-Beyond the LMS
-Personal learning environments
-Pedagogy and platforms: McLuhan, The Medium is the Message
5.) Web applications
-Installation and configuration of open-source web apps
6.) Multi-modal projects
-Introduction to audio recording
-Digital audio editing
-Design and typography
-Introduction to Photoshop
-Hypertext and interactive fiction