Category Archives: digital-citizenship

Digital Humanities

A friend emailed me Feisal G. Mohamed’s response to Fish’s recent discussion of digital humanities. Here’s my response. I think there’s two basic genealogies to digital humanities/technology studies. Reductive? Sure. But helpful. The first traces back to Heidegger’s “Question Concerning … Continue reading

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Lessig Quotes Huxley

Lawrence Lessig quotes Huxley (1927) in his OpenVideoAlliance webside chat: “In the days before machinery men and women who wanted to amuse themselves were compelled, in their humble way, to be artists. Now they sit still and permit professionals to … Continue reading

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Toward Kair-erotically Thinking Techno-Determinism

I spent the morning today doing some reading/writing on my Computers and Writing presentation, which will deal explicitly with how social media played a role in diagnosing and dealing with my daughter’s cancer. One article that I read today was … Continue reading

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A Not-So-Radical Approach to Teaching Final Papers

In my last post, I mentioned that I was trying something a bit different with my current expository writing class. I should say upfront that State and programatic expectations for the course don’t give me too much wiggle room. The … Continue reading

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First Sentences

My two writing classes today were focused on writing first sentences. I compiled a few resources to provide lens’ for examining all the first sentences they had written the previous week. From an article over at A Tate Publishing Blog, … Continue reading

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A Brief Definition of Rhetoric

Today was Jim Corder day in my Digital Citizenship/Expository Writing classes. I use the Corder piece to provide a substantial definition for rhetoric–since I study one of the few things in a University that people rarely recognize. If you study … Continue reading

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Course Evaluations

Today is the last day of class at USF, so I passed around a course evaluation of my own design. This semester my class has focused on “digital citizenship”: students maintained a blog all semester long dedicated to a topic/hobby … Continue reading

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Student Strikes Gold

I had my students do an assignment in which they had to characterize blogs. One student offered these nuggets: Fourth, the blog that is the most idiotic tends to win. This is just like high school. The weird blog is … Continue reading

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On Thinking and Clarity

The following material is a response to Richard Lanham’s Style: An Anti-Textbook. I shared it with my expository students today. It relies on a ridiculous simplification. My use of the terms “rhetoric” and “composition” are completely idiosyncratic and reductionary. I’ll … Continue reading

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Fish on Donoghue on the State of the Humanities

Stanley Fish has a review of Frank Donoghue’s recent book The Last Professors: The Corporate University and the Fate of the Humanities. Reading his review, I couldn’t help but think of my recent post on the links between my teaching … Continue reading

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