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Kathleen Shine Cain, Kathy Nielson-Dube and Bridget Rawding of Merrimack College discuss how to incorporate new technologies into your curriculum.

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  • 1.Its the End of the World As We Know It (and I feel fine)New Technologies, Literacies, and Writing Instruction
    Kathryn Nielsen-Dube and Kathleen Shine Cain, Writing Center
    Bridget Rawding, McQuade Library

    Wednesday, October14, 2009

2. How do you read listservs, blogs, personal e-mails, or text
messages as opposed to books, journals or newsletters?
How do you write for listservs, blogs, personal e-mails, or text
messages as opposed to books, journals or newsletters?
How has the Internet and e-mail altered the ways in which you collaborate with colleagues on your writing, or even in professional discussions?
How has word-processing technology (e.g., Track Changes)
altered your writing process?
How has the sheer volume of information and speed of
transmission affected scholarship in your discipline?
3. Web 2.0 ... The Machine is Us/ing Us
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6gmP4nk0EOE
4. Technology and Resistance 1.0
Training
Cost
Privacy
Intellectual Property Issues
Techno Pedagogy
Assessment
5. TechnopedagogicalCollaboration 2.0
Internships and Service learning
Tapping the Living Database
Teaching and Learning Circles
Conversations in Teaching and Learning
Workshops : Powerpoint, collaborative projects, interacting with experts, managing email, internet research strategies, web development
YOUR STUDENTS
6. Benefits 2.0
Pragmatic:Giving students experience with the tools they will use on the job
More strategies to reach students with different learning styles
Multiple Pathways for Publication
Inter/Cross Cultural Interconnectivity
7. Drawbacks 2.0
The World Wide Wastebasket
Can n e 1 spel ne thing ne moor?
A Global Village of Village Idiots
Facebook may well own your conference and family pet pictures!
Technological Failure
Pedagogical Failure
8. New Media/Old Skills
Its still about information literacy, but
Critical reading, traditional research and composition are no longer the whole picture
New kinds of information sources
9. New Literacies
Evaluating information in the new media
Visual/Media Literacy
Participatory Culture
Expanding notion of writing
10. New Compositions
Expanding the relationships
Learning a new medium
Composing in a new medium
11. New Assignments
Wikipedia Projectshttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:School_and_university_projects
Student Video Projects at Dartmouth Collegehttp://www.dartmouth.edu/~videoprojects/index.html
12. A Vision of Students Today
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dGCJ46vyR9o