The famous series, which is now longer operating, This I Believe, provides a terrific first major exercise in an online Oral Communication class, or in fact any kind of course (online or f2f) in which communication skills is a learning outcome. … Read More »
Mai Nguyen October 2020 This workshop provides information and resources on how to teach the basics of data journalism. Topics include challenging preconceptions of data journalism, best practices for using data in journalism and motivating students to embrace the use … Read More »
This workshop provides information and resources on how to teach the basics of data journalism. Topics include challenging preconceptions of data journalism, best practices for using data in journalism and motivating students to embrace the use of data in writing. … Read More »
In this workshop, David Morgen will share insights, advice, and practical resources to effectively manage having students create a podcast series in a class. We’ll go from developing the fundamental assignments to getting students to buy in on the series to assessing the finished episodes. And we’ll also discuss platforms for hosting and publishing audio and how to syndicate your class podcast to iTunes.
Dave Fisher and Megan Cole Posters for visualization of data is an important genre students encounter. This workshop provides materials to help students move beyond essay writing into data visualization and demonstration. Poster creation is multimodal writing and requires skill … Read More »
A workshop including discussion of how to connect speaking projects to the content of a class, integrating it into the matter of the class; how to support students in inventing, arranging, and delivering presentations; the ethics of speaking; and help for multi-lingual students doing speaking projects.
Revision is one of the most difficult parts of the writing process that our students tackle; as a result, student writers often just end up in endless editing loops, never getting to true revision. Revision skills are also something that … Read More »
Writing, Student Memory, and Performance Andy Kazama (Psychology) & Joonna Trapp (Writing Program) Resources Writing, Student Memory, and Performance Workshop Handout Writing for Memory Workshop 3
Access should be part of the criteria used when choosing materials assigned to be read, viewed, listened to, or (in the case of hypertext) explored. And any instructional materials generated for class — e.g. syllabi, assignment sheets, video tutorials, and course websites — should be created while following current accessibility guidelines. Finally, students who create digital products for class should be provided with the opportunity to learn the importance of access, given the tools for evaluating and improving the accessibility of the materials they produce, and prompted to think critically about evaluative criteria for accessibility; this may be done in any course at any level, so long as the appropriate adjustments are made for the specific context.