Academic 2.0: Moving Web Skills into the Classroom

The following is the draft [updated 11/13/07, with thanks to Sherman Dorn and Time Barrow] for a talk I'll be giving at 1:30 this Thursday, November 15, 2007, for a session at the annual convention of the National Council of Teachers of English at the Javits Center here in New York City. The session, which … Continue reading Academic 2.0: Moving Web Skills into the Classroom

Jumping Into Process from a Dead Stop

Below is a talk I presented as part of a panel at the 2007 annual Computers and Writing conference help at Wayne State University from the 17th to the 20th of May. I posted another talk last Sunday on this very blog. The third? You’ll have to wait for publication of my book Blogging America: … Continue reading Jumping Into Process from a Dead Stop

"Correcting" Freshman Composition

As any teacher does, I'm always looking for ways to improve my pedagogy, especially in the areas that interest me most--including freshman composition. So I was interested to read a “study” called “English 101: Prologue to Literacy or Postmodern Moonshine” and produced by Nan Miller for the John William Pope Center for Higher Education--even though … Continue reading "Correcting" Freshman Composition

On the Teaching of Writing, No. 1

Though most of my training is in literature, I’ve become more and more interested, over the years, in writing and writing pedagogy. This started back in grad school, when I worked for a bit in Lou Kelly’s writing lab at the University of Iowa—where I was introduced to the likes of Mina Shaughnessy, James Britten, … Continue reading On the Teaching of Writing, No. 1