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New Media Communication

Employ new writing tools, such as blogs, online forums, and wikis, to reach broad public audiences.  So much material is shared and reused on the Internet that it's tempting not to worry much about copyright infringement or about your public, digital footprint. Even so, to avoid unnecessary and potentially serious trouble, check out Digital Ethics (Netiquette)Negotiating Virtual Spaces: Public WritingCopyright and Writing.

The Power Of PowerPoint

You’ve gathered your material, organized your outline, and now you are ready to put together a presentation that will pack a punch.  PowerPoint is a powerful tool in the hands of a wise designer. Once you understand a few basics, you, too, can put together a PowerPoint presentation that will be effective rhetorically.

Learning Objectives

  • Design documents, visuals, and data displays that are rhetorically effective, accessible, and usable for specific audiences
  • Recognize ethical, legal, and cultural issues in business and the professions

Think of the maps you see produced by the television station or website from which you get your weather information. While the meteorologist explains that northern Florida has highs in the 70s, central Florida has highs in the 80s, and southern Florida has highs in the 90s, that information is accompanied by a map.

Composition classes are getting increasingly multimodal. You can't avoid it--and why would you want to? Visuals, sounds, videos--all are modes of composing that match up with the rhetorical principles we use when teaching alphabetic writing.

Produced and recorded by Kyle Stedman (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.@kstedman), assistant professor of English at Rockford University, in cooperation with KairosCast and Writing Commons.

Transcript is available here.

Listen to the episode of Plugs, Play, Pedagogy! As always, you can stream it from this site, download the mp3, or subscribe on iTunesStitcher, or Podigee.

Welcome!

Podcasting is fun. You should try it. I did, and I like it. My name is Kyle, and I’m a podcaster. (“Hi, Kyle.” Go ahead and say it out loud.)

Welcome to the first episode of Plugs, Play, Pedagogy! I’m writing this post to introduce you to the show, to let you know how to listen to it, and to give you some info on the first episode. That sounds like a lot, but you can handle it. You’re great.

Listen to the episode of Plugs, Play, Pedagogy! As always, you can stream it from this site or download the mp3, or subscribe on iTunes, Stitcher, or Podigee.

Introduction

Welcome to the second of two episodes dedicated to intersections of gaming and the pedagogy of teaching writing and rhetoric, both of which I co-edited with Stephanie Vie (@digirhet). Broadly speaking, the first episode dealt with specific ideas for teaching, while this episode digs into the messy complexities of gaming pedagogies (awesome as they are).

stream below // download the mp3 // subscribe on iTunesStitcher, or Podigee

stream below // download the mp3 // subscribe on iTunesStitcher, or Podigee

stream below // download the mp3 // subscribe on iTunesStitcher, or Podigee

Transcript available here as a Google Doc full of links. If you see edits I should make or links I should add, go ahead and leave a comment.

Welcome to Episode 2 of Plugs, Play, Pedagogy: Attack of the Cloned Teaching Statements! As always, you can listen here at Writing Commons, subscribe on Stitcher or iTunes, or download in multiple formats from Podigee

Produced and recorded by Kyle Stedman (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.@kstedman), assistant professor of English at Rockford University, in cooperation with KairosCast and Writing Commons.

Welcome to the newest episode of Plugs, Play, Pedagogy--the first of a two-part episode! Look below for more details about what you'll hear, or just listen here. As always, you can also subscribe via iTunes or Stitcher, or you can download in a variety of formats at Podigee.