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AM 1a -

Blog post prompt - Have you had the experience of learning to write in a different mode or genre for a specific digital environment? What was that learning process like? Were you self-learning or being taught how to do this? To what extent does learning about genre/medium-specific rhetorical practices inform your ideas about good writing (or good writing teaching)?

AM 1b -

Discussion of Articles

  1. Postman, Neil. “Ideology of Machines” from Technopoly: The Surrender of Culture to Technology. NY, Vintage: 1993. PDF
  2. Richardson, Will. excerpt from Blogs, Wikis, Podcasts, and Other Powerful Web Tools for Classrooms PDF
  3. Boardley, John. “A Guide to Web Typography,” I Love Typography.

AM 2a

A Multimodal Showcase

AM 2b

Twine for multimodal composition

Software is accessible on the web

Twine Lab

Sample Twines:

Use Twine to open and view the code for any other Twine you find inspiring.


  1. Author content in Twine
  2. Add multimedia elements (links to audio, video, etc. which you must upload separately to your web server space)
  3. Use the “publish to file” option to export your twine as an html file.
  4. Upload YourTwine.html to your reclaim server web host.
  5. Link to it from your home page (index.html) file.



Podcast Presentations -

All students:

  • podcasts must be edited exported as MP3s for class listening. Max 5 minute duration.
  • Create a podcast.html page on your website for Podcasts
    • Upload the Mp3
    • Use the code below to embed a player on your podcast.html page and point it to the file.
  <audio controls>
  <source src="" type="audio/mpeg">
  Your browser does not support the audio element.

Here is an example of how the podcast page can look on a student's site

Podcasts via blog

* Install Seriously Simple podcasting plugin to wordpress. * please also create a post in your blogs and attach the MP3


Server App Web 2.0 Demos

One Presentation (groups of 3)

Take this survey


Twine Tweaks


  1. DeVoss, Danielle et al. _Because Digital Writing Matters: Improving Student Writing in Online and Multimedia Environments. Jossey-Bass, 2010.pdf
  2. Stern, Danielle and Michael D. D. WIllits. Social Media Killed the LMS.“ in Cutting Edge Technologies in Higher Education. Emerald, 2011. PDF
  3. Waters, Audrey. [Selection 2 from] Claim Your Domain And Own Your Online Presence. Solution Tree Press, 2016.
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