Lesson Plan: Digital Reproduction

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Ethical Design and Time Well Spent

The amount of time we spend engaged with our digital devices, especially our smart phones, doesn’t necessarily make us feel more empowered. The organization Time Well Spent argues that the reason for this isn’t some moral failing on the part of users but rather a question of intentional design: “Many...

Invisible Knowledge

Since you’re reading this online publication, I imagine that you, like me, leave hundreds of digital traces every day. A lot of these traces are things we can see--things like emails, texts, blog posts, twitter posts, photographs, Youtube comments, or Facebook likes. But today I’m particularly interested in the invisible,...

Pedagogical Periscope: The Basics of Streaming a Webinar from Your Phone

Whether it’s the weather or you’re just feeling under the weather, traveling to campus and working with students in person isn’t always the best course of action for your writing course. In fact, staying home can sometimes be the most pedagogically effective choice—students always will appreciate the break, and you...

The Future of Six Second Compositions

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Lesson Plan: Wearable Devices as Personal Archives

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Teaching Wearables and Metadata: An Introduction

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Lesson Plan: Wearable Tech and Metadata

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