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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

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.

FYI, some of these students have exemplary homepages:


  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.

Twine Tweaks

AM 2b - Open Lab



Podcast Presentations

Share your podcast links here

All students:

  • podcasts must be edited exported as MP3s for class listening. Max 5 minute duration.
  • please create a post in your blogs and attach the MP3


Server App Web 2.0 Demos

One Presentation (groups of 3)



Friday, LitNight at Artist's Hand Coffeeshop (BYOB) 6-8pm Friday (Hosted by IUP English Graduate Students)

Saturday, Westsylvania Jazz and Blues Festival - All Day, 7th and Philly - Free.

Lineup and Schedule - Sherwood on stage at 10am, 1:30pm and hosting Jam Session 9pm, Josephine's Enoteca.


  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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