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Student Blogging Research

Blogging has emerged as an intriguing educational tool in recent years, particularly for those of us teaching writing. Recently, IUP doctoral student Eric Glicker defended his dissertation entitled "The Student Writer as Blogger: A Longitudinal Study of a Blogger's Critical Narrative Events." DHC co-director Gian Pagnucci directed the dissertation, and DHC co-director Kenneth Sherwood was also a reader.

Reading Rebooted - Website online

Announcing the companion website for "Reading Rebooted: Glimpsing the Future of Literature in the Digital Age" which offers the opportunity to preview the works selected from twelve digital writers and artists from the United States, Europe, and Australia. Visit http://readingrebooted.iupdhc.org to learn about future of literature in the digital age.

Wikis Across the Curriculum

A 2007-08 Tour of IUP Faculty Explorations in Teaching Technology

Presentation for the Emerging Technology Committee of ACPAC
2pm - Thursday, May 1, 2008

Participatory Technology : Wikis and Podcasts in the Language Classroom

Presentation for the IUP Spring Methodology
Conference on Foreign Language Teaching
2008-04-18

Dr. Dawn Smith - Sherwood
IUP Spanish
smithshe@iup.edu

Dr. Kenneth Sherwood
IUP English
sherwood@iup.edu

Wikis in Education Presentation

Visit the wiki for a brief outline of the general educational uses of the wiki, and a look at the explorations in progress of IUP Faculty.

You are welcome to contribute to this Wikis In Education 101" page, which has been composed for a presentation to the ACPAC Emerging Technology Committee at IUP.

The "Wiki" in the Classroom

This fall three members of the Digitial Humanites working group will explore the learning potential of the Wiki with their students. Familiar as the interface for "Wikipedia," the wiki is a tool for collaboration that has many educational uses. The key feature is that any entry created can subsequently be modified with new information by later readers.

Welcome

We wanted to initiate a conversation drawing upon our varied interests in digital technology and the humanities, so it only seemed fitting that we have a networked space to register some of this discussion. Please feel free to participate in this space in whatever manner suits suits you.

Here are some of the areas of interest on the table:digital text as knowledge, and knowledge about knowledge; collaboration and peer editing; digital rhetorics (remix, modularity); video games and student learning; digital text and the transformation of the discplines; intertextuality and variorum editions; technology vis a vis pedagogy.