Category: Session Proposals

Rethinking Graduate Education

Much of the conversation about digital pedagogies seems to be implicitly centered around undergraduate students. I’d love to have a conversation about how digital pedagogies are changing academic spaces for graduate students both in classrooms and beyond. How are your

Online Spaces and Writing

I’m a PhD student, and I started teaching freshman composition last semester. Although I had initially envisioned my students tweeting and blogging, the time constraint and required rubric that the class had to follow made me realize that using these

FERPA and teaching with open digital tools

Do you have your students blog, tweet or use Facebook as part of class? Are you worried about the impact of using social media combined with FERPA? I’m proposing a small session to talk about this, and to navigate potential

MOOCs and Digital Pedagogy

I would like to discuss the viability of MOOCs as a pedagogical mode within the humanities. 1. How do MOOCs disrupt the traditional curriculums, economies, and power dynamics of higher ed.? 2. How do we measure success within a MOOC? 3. What

Digital pedagogy outside the classroom

If others are interested, I’d love to spend some time talking about ways that we can (or could, or already do) incorporate digital pedagogy methods not just to teach students in the classroom, but also to “teach” our colleagues or

“Occupy the public domain”

I’ve taken the title of my proposal from Jennifer Rothman’s February 6, 2012 op-ed piece in the San Francisco Chronicle where she argues, “Instead of providing for sharing […] important [civic] moments, our government has been complicit in endorsing a

Writing, Comp/Rhet, and DH Tools

In my current position, I teach English primarily as composition and rhetoric.  For most of my students, my class is their first experience with college level-writing.  I’d like to think about ways to incorporate current open-source digital tools into the

DH and the First Year Writing Course

As a graduate student I have few chances to teach upper level courses, so almost all of my teaching experience is with first year writing courses and first year literature courses, both of which are highly structured by a Writing

Students as Apprentice Scholars

Since the late 1990s, I have recruited students to work on the John Milton Reading Room, an online hyperlinked edition of Milton’s poetry and selected prose. They have prepared texts, tagged spelling variants, written annotations and introductions. Working as apprentices

Meaningful Assignments

I’d love to discuss using technology to create more meaningful assignments and assessments. I want students to learn by doing and for there to be a connection between their in-class and out-of-class lives. I also want to be interested in

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