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cri de cœur

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“Anguish” By August Friedrich Albrecht Schenck (1828 – 1901). Details of artist on Google Art Project [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons. I don’t really like polemic, most of the time. I think it often just feeds the beast, as Martha … Continue reading →
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A taxonomy of student engagement

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Last November I had the honor to be the keynote speaker at the University of North Florida’s 3rd annual Academic Technology Innovation Summit. The event brought me into contact with a number of talented faculty, grad students, and staff at … Continue reading →
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Stuff to Consider

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I’m wondering how I can work with the new media center in the library to give students a better experience working with sound. I re-learning Audacity today, and I’m thinking we would really benefit from use of some equipment such … Continue reading →
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Activity Ideas for Multimodal Writing Class

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Have students go outside and listen to sounds and write down what they hear. Then they come back in and we write down the sounds on the board. Then ask students to put the sounds in categories, before sharing the … Continue reading →
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Ideas for Multimodal Writing Class

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I’m teaching ENG 491: Multimodal Writing for the first time this Spring, and I’m looking for examples of good multimodal compositions and thinking about assignments that might draw on those examples. Daniel Kolitz’s, The Data Drive Analysis As far as … Continue reading →
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What VCU’s Focused Inquiry can learn from #thoughtvectors

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This post is a summary of some conversations I’ve had recently as well as some independent reflections I’ve made about the #thoughtvectors cMOOC, which I’m teaching right now (Fall 2015). I invite comments, especially from my colleagues, but please do read to the end before flaming. I work at Virginia Commonwealth University, where we have […]
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Extending Drafts

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Here are some points of advice if you are drafting your essay and feel like you do not have enough to write to get the project where you need it. 1.) Do not look at your work for this paper as something that is merely getting you to the word count.  If you are looking to this […]
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The Fault in Our Reasoning

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(Kinda like this) As I have previously gabbed on about (and here and here), warrants are imperative when making arguments because they are usually where issues arise with readers: why they would disagree and reject what you’re saying. Warrants are guiding principles for our reasoning and they often go unexplained or left suppressed–which, as we have discussed, is often […]
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In which all is revealed for #thoughtvectors #vcuole

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First, if you simply skip a space and paste in a url, WordPress will automatically expand the link to make it look as it does in its native web environment. This is true of tweets, YouTube videos, Soundcloud files, and others. Remember: just paste the url, do not create a link — the blog will […]
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Open audiences #thoughtvectors #vcuagora

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What is the difference between writing for an academic audience and writing for an open audience? Is it possible to write academically for open audiences, or openly for academic audiences? What would be required to translate a scholarly essay so that it maximizes the affordances of the internet in making its argument? One thing I […]
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Recent Thought Vectors Tagged "nugget"

Inquiry Nugget Series: Ep 3, Spatial Self

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via: Section 76!

“Much like many other online identity practices on social networks, the spatial self is based […] Read More

Inquiry Nugget Series: Ep 3, Spatial Self

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via: Danh's Mind

“Much like many other online identity practices on social networks, the spatial self is based […] Read More

Inquiry Nugget Series: Ep 2, Intimacy

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via: Section 76!

I don’t want to end the semester with my series unfinished so I will do […] Read More

Nuggeting Sources

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via: Univ 200

“As a prisoner, I could not access the Web directly. Staff members oversaw policies that […] Read More

Connecting Nuggets

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via: Not So Far Far Away...

Fisheries and sustainable resources of the ocean are important. Roughly 25% of the protein used […] Read More

Nuggeting sources

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via: morgan jacobs

This source– I actually found when doing research for a course I am taking about […] Read More