A collaborative project to create author articles for unrepresented literary authors in Wikipedia. I designed this assignment with Sarah Einstein and helped implement it in her Creative Nonfiction course, taught at Ohio University in Fall 2014.
English 3080j: Writing in Wikipedia Course Site
A Wikipedia Course page created for a course that participated in Wikipedia’s Education Program. Students in this class examined the encyclopedia’s representation of Appalachia and edited articles to improve that representation, a goal that was supported by outcomes related to acquisition of rhetorical and writing knowledge related to process, genre, and discourse community theories.
A website initiative to encourage and support development of Wikipedia articles that deal with articles related to Rhetoric and Writing Studies topics, WIRCS came about through the support of a 2013 Pearson Emerging Pedagogies Research and Travel Grant.
A Course Website I developed for English 3080j: Digital Rhetorics and Literacies during my time at Ohio University. Students in this course examined rhetoric and writing through/in various new media technologies. The course site fosters digital writing and provides students access to schedules, assignments, and announcements.
A Course Website I developed for English 3840j: Writing, Reading, & Rhetoric in the Professions during my time at Ohio University. Students in this course developed digital portfolios to create a professional online presence which were linked to the main course site. The course site fosters digital writing and provides students access to schedules, assignments, and announcements.
A “webtext” published in Computers and Composition Online, this article explores how asking students to write for Wikipedia can enrich the composition classroom. Working with digital media on this project allowed me to share assignments and visually link to student-created articles.
Ohio University Academic Technologies Video Interview
A video interview in which I discuss online encyclopedia Wikipedia and the opportunities for writing pedagogy it provides. This interview also features a former student of mine, Kyle Ranally, discussing his experience working on a Wikipedia project. Thanks to Stephen Heintel for editing and interviewing.
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