Reading in the Digital Age: Audiobooks by Librivox

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Lesson Plan: Narrative Numbers

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Lesson Plan: Visualizing and Analyzing Texts with Voyant

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Lesson Plan: Photography, Photoshop, and Visual Rhetoric

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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 Art (and Rhetoric) of Trolling

Matt Breece, a graduate student in Rhetoric, has been teaching the Rhetoric of Trolling for two semesters, accidentally becoming a trolling expert. I talked to him about his course, which he is teaching this semester in one of our DWRL classrooms. --Interview transcription-- Sarah Welsh: Hi Matt Matthew Breece: Hi...

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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