Updated Oct 16th to add videos from the event
Teaching and Learning with Web Writing: What’s the Buzz?
Monday, October 14th, 2013 (Trinity Days) from 10 to 11:30am
Open to the public at Gallows Hill, Trinity College, Hartford CT
Join Trinity collaborators and essay contributors for a presentation and discussion of Web Writing: Why & How for Liberal Arts Teaching & Learning, a digital book-in-progress under contract with Michigan Publishing. This open-access edited volume explores why online writing matters for liberal arts education and illustrates how faculty and students are engaged in this work. During the open peer review (through October 30th), commissioned experts and general audiences are posting online comments on web essays to offer developmental feedback to authors and assist the editorial team in making selections for the final manuscript. Co-sponsored by the Center for Teaching and Learning, Educational Technology, and the Allan K. Smith Center for Writing and Rhetoric at Trinity College. Read more at: http://WebWriting.trincoll.edu
10am —Presentation of the book project and how it influences our pedagogical thinking, by Jack Dougherty (Educational Studies), Dina Anselmi (Psychology and CTL co-director), Chris Hager (English and CTL co-director), Jason Jones (Educational Technology), and Tennyson O’Donnell (Writing Center)
10:45am —Participants collaborate in small groups to read an essay selection and post a comment to the author
11am —Q & A with invited contributors: Jen Rajchel, author of “Consider the Audience,” and Laura Lisabeth, author of “Empowering Education with Social Annotation and Wikis” (via Google + hangout video conference).
After the public event concludes at 11:30am, the Trinity Institute for Interdisciplinary Studies (TIIS) is sponsoring a close reading of the manuscript with invited guest readers: Carol Clark (Economics), Cameron Douglass (Environmental Science), Scott Gac (American Studies), Meredith Safran (Classics), and Kate Singer (Assistant Professor of English at Mt. Holyoke College)