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ENGL756/856: Digital Literacy for the English Professional
A Domain of One's Own
Dr. Kenneth Sherwood
M-F 8:30-4:30


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Blog Prompt:

Given what you've learned, the challenges and rewards you've faced this week, what aspects of digital practice seem promising for your own teaching?


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Status Checks

  • Blog
    • functioning (online)
    • accessible from your homepage
    • no unapproved comments waiting
    • template customized appropriately (No “My Blog” or “just another wordpress blog”)
  • Webpage
    • home or landing page (index.html) is accessible and appropriately named
    • home page links to additional page(s) on your site
    • pages are styled (colors, fonts, etc.) through an external stylesheet on your site (i.e. style.css)
    • includes a link to your podcast (wherever it is)
    • includes image(s) sized and placed appropriately
    • has an overall professional feel (no typos)
    • page has links or a sub-page for your podcast
  • Twine
    • Twine background code
    • uploaded to your website and linked from the homepage
    • has a title
    • credits you as author, somewhere
    • exhibits a thoughtful, appropriate spatial structure
    • includes some non-text content (such as embedded images, a video, etc.)
    • does not include any “dead end” pages; back to home links are nice too.
    • an about page somewhere (what are you doing and why did you do it this way?)

A Collaborative Twine (with code to steal)

Haunted Hypertext is a collaborative Twine, co-authored with visitors to an IUP writing festival. The starting twine created a scenario with five difference spaces (each styled differently). Readers entered the narrative and, when they encountered a “dead-end,” were prompted to add the next passage through an embedded google form.

Twine work


Articles (daily)

Group presentations and class discussion:

DeVoss, Danielle et al. _Because Digital Writing Matters: Improving Student Writing in Online and Multimedia Environments. Jossey-Bass, 2010. pdf

Stern, Danielle and Michael D. D. WIllits. Social Media Killed the LMS.“ in Cutting Edge Technologies in Higher Education. Emerald, 2011. PDF

Waters, Audrey. Selection 2 from Claim Your Domain And Own Your Online Presence. Solution Tree Press, 2016.


Server App - Presentation

Last ditch Twine help


Sherwood, Further Tech Tips


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