Day 10

Early morning conferences week landscape.

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Independent Writing

As a writing instructor, my goal is to create independent writers. In every portfolio’s holistic comment, some variation of the phrase “In future, independent writing, you…” was used and still is. That looking forward is a primary reason for a portfolio.

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Another Reason to Blog

While writing a response to an email for my Teaching Writing Online class, as often happens, I quickly transferred it to an announcement instead, thinking that if one student had this question, others would too. I use Blackboard and this has an “email this announcement” option which makes the announcement both immediate yet available in […]

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Computer-Mediated Pedagogy: Then and Now

My student blog posts for ENG 704: Teaching Writing Online are rolling in and it warms that cockles of my bloggy heart. I think back to when I was a grad student taking Computer-Mediated Pedagogy from Dr. Kristine Blair in the early 2000s, then at Bowling Green State University and now Professor and Dean, College […]

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Looks Count for Blogs Too

Screenshot of Add New Post page

The first reflective blog posts based on the readings are coming in for my Teaching Writing Online class and I must congratulation all the early writers have done their first reflective post. The module ends on January 28, so yea early writers! There is even have one comment, a choice they all have that gives extra credit but really, […]

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Workshopping in OWI

Happy holidays! The photo has nothing to do with this post, but it’s a festive day and there it was. It’s winter break and I’m currently redoing my ENG 704: Teaching Writing Online course, something I do every other year since that is when it is offered, but mostly because things change so fast. The […]

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Blog Literacy: Setting up your academic blog

This is an update for a post made in 2015 for my Literacy Theory class, now updated for ENG 704: Teaching Writing Online. What better thing to do on a cold winter’s day than a little webwork? That’s what my ENG 704: Teaching Writing Online students will be doing in January as they set up […]

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Choosing a Blog Platform in 2019

The image is from my first academic blog, Techsophist. I kept that name for many years until it became clear I needed a professional blog under my name instead of a pseudonym. Earlier versions of this post exist, most recently SP 2017 semester for ENG 704, which is offered every other spring. It is 2019 now, so […]

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What a Teaching Writing Online course can do

Any way I look at it, teaching writing online is more work for faculty than teaching in the face-to-face classroom. It is also more work for students, but this post will be looking at it from the faculty side and counting the costs, most of them personal and paid for by faculty rather than the […]

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ENG 704: Choosing a Blog Platform

An earlier version of this post was done for an ENG 725 on “Teaching Writing Online.” I will be updating those posts to include what’s new since then and to better fit the new course. In my ENG 704: Teaching Writing Online class this spring, one of the things they will be doing is reflective […]

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