This is my first attempt at this, so I'd love your feedback. And here's a link I mention in the podcast: Dennis Klatt's History of Speech Synthesis.
One of the very best things about no longer running the composition program is having the time and mental space to get back to digital rhetoric in a more practical and compositional way. This has got me thinking, in this post, about podcasting in terms of its various rhetorical structures but mostly about the kinds... Continue Reading →
I've just finished listening to some student podcasts for my Writing in the Digital Age course. This is a course where the primary purpose is to explore communication in media networks and with emerging technologies, so the class asks students to try out a number of different tools. For nearly all the students in the... Continue Reading →
Is it any surprise that education struggles to adapt to the implications of mobile networks? After all, we work in an environment where many of our colleagues complain if desks are moved out of their "proper" alignment in rows. Just as moving desks into a big circle or rearranging them in small groups creates different... Continue Reading →
It's been some time since I've had a chance to post here. I've been busy on my course blogs and with other things (like editing the union newsletter, which is one of the things I should be doing now). However, I wanted to get some thoughts down about our first iTunes project. The students in... Continue Reading →
I just finished uploading the first pieces to my iTunes U sites. On Tuesday in my next classes, I'll be able to unveil the site to my students. I did encounter one small glitch, which I was able to circumvent, but I figure we'll have that fixed before then. But here's some of the good... Continue Reading →
This semester my students are undertaking an Ulmer-inspired assignment in which they will produce an enhanced podcast that captures "the mood of the flat world." They've read Friedman, so they have an idea of what the flat world might be; their job is to capture a mood they associate with it. The enhanced podcast is... Continue Reading →
Last weekend professional writing had it's fall trip to Raquette Lake. We had a great time, as usual. We also had our regular Saturday night reading. This time, however, I recorded the reading. Here's my performance, and I hope more will follow (assuming others will give me the OK).personal loan in bhilwara The Godless Recall... Continue Reading →
Here's my update on Cortland's iTunes U experiment.
I just completed my first enhanced podcast using PowerPoint, ProfCast, and the internal mic on my laptop. I haven't included it here for two reasons. The quality of the internal mic is ok but not great The podcast is for a first-year course introducing students to the concept of culture...not all that interesting for you... Continue Reading →