Paula Rosinski - Asst. Prof., Professional Writing & Rhetoric - Elon University
used blogs in sf winter course, was pleased with the results. students seemed to enjoy writing their responses and reading what peers wrote, and i learned a lot about what they got out of class, found interesting, were confused about, etc. also started posting some links and asking questions, so i should add in interactivity so people can respond -
today am selecting critical theory articles, short stories, and films that we will watch for sci-fi class. also want to include component where student write a sci-fi story, either individually or as a group collaboration. could give them a choice, which is fine by me, but may get too complicated. also, what role will blogs play? i think asking students to freewrite in blog at end of class, to take notes, things they'd like to pick up on next class period, etc.
finally started updating my website again. need to keep track of online research more coherently, or else book marks become a mess. am figuring out the details of sci-fi class right now, have several decent articles about defining s-f, what it is good for, how to read it. also for all 3 classes there is a wealth of online readings, will start collecting those as well. have a numen lumen this afternoon, the topic is whether intention should be included as part of university plagiarism policy. i guess i will represent freshman writing. then a faculty meeting.
this late afternoon i reviewed using the healing tool in photoshop, and using the new browse function which is quite nice actually. can manage and organize and label and read metadata of all your images in a visual outline format, instead of having to file-open-and then fumble around looking for images. useful.
ok. need to keep better track of what i'm reading, need to read, etc. emailed myself article from webmonkey about xhtml standards. read a few chapters out of web.studies, think it work well for cyberculture class. borrowed megan's "new media reader" which compiles a lot of important and seminal articles, but seems mostly theoretical. thought it was supposed to be hands on too, so better take a better look. also, remind myself about using image ready.
can i do this in computer classroom?
lets try making a link. how about going to salon.com
This was ridiculously easy. Now to find out if students can use this software in the computer classroom. I suppose I should give this a try first before I go calling around. Might just work.
this will help me keep track of my ideas as i design 3 new courses
My Winter term course-"Science Fiction as Cultural Studies"-just ended. Had the opportunity to work with a great group of students and read a variety of SF and theory, watched some films, and wrote SF as well. So now this blog will serve as a place for me to keep track of some ideas, links, etc. as I design two new Spring term classes: "The Internet, Cyberculture, & Socieyt" & "Writing, Rhetoric, & Interface Design."
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