Week 7: Digital Pedagogy; Research Project Proposals

Quinn WarnickWeekly Updates

I enjoyed hearing your ideas for the Research Project in class today, and I hope listening to one another’s ideas helped you think through your own project. During the coming week, you should continue to refine those ideas, drafting a memorandum of understanding for the project as you do so. I’ve created a rough template with some guiding questions that you can use to draft your memo (you’ll find it in our class’s shared Google Drive folder), and I’m happy to meet with you individually during office hours (T 2–5, W 9–12, or email me to set up another time) if you want to talk about your project.

Our class discussions during Week 7 will focus on digital pedagogy, and all of the assigned readings are saved as PDF files in our class folder in Google Drive. Here’s what we’ll cover each day:

  • On Tuesday, Kayla will lead our discussion on Stuart A. Selber’s Multiliteracies for a Digital Age, Annette Vee’s “Understanding Computer Programming as a Literacy,” and Charles Moran’s “Computers and Composition 1983–2002: What we have hoped for.”
  • On Thursday, Becky will lead our discussion on Cynthia L. Selfe and Richard J. Selfe, Jr.’s “The Politics of the Interface: Power and Its Exercise in Electronic Contact Zones,” Kathleen Blake Yancey’s “Made Not Only In Words: Composition in a New Key,” and William I. Wolff’s “Interactivity and the Invisible: What Counts as Writing in the Age of Web 2.0.” Thursday is also the deadline for your Research Project MOU, which should be saved in your shared Google Drive folder before you come to class.

Good luck with your memos. If you get stuck, reread Chapter 6 of Internet Inquiry and remind yourself that you’ve got what it takes to do quality research!