Monthly Archives: February 2012

CCCarnival: Sirc’s “Resisting Entropy”

“Phew.” That was my thought as I read through the other CCCarnival entries on Sirc’s piece and discovered I wasn’t the only one who has not read the books that he reviews. I would have hesitated to offer any sort … Continue reading

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A Brief Thought on Network Literacy

While I understand the notion that network literacy involves “writing in a distributed, collaborative environment” (Walker, qtd in Yonker) and that teachers of English composition should consider “how networks alter both understandings of writing and writing itself” (Rice 129), I … Continue reading

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Multiliteracies for a Digital Age–Chapter 5

As I read Chapter 5 in Selber’s book, I reflected on the attempts I’ve made to integrate more technology into my English classes, but have been complicated by issues of student access and computer familiarity.  I understand the nested contexts … Continue reading

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Search Engine Society

“Just Google it.” This phrase has become so common that “Google” is now a popular verb that is included as part of our standard vocabulary.  The act of online searching is embedded so deeply into our life fabric that is … Continue reading

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Multiliteracies for a Digital Age: Critical Literacy

As I was reading Chapter 3 in Selber’s book, I was drawn to the section where the author discusses the “Parameters of a Critical Approach to Computer Literacy.” On p. 97, Selber references James Gee’s notion of “primary” (acquired) and … Continue reading

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Keyword Continued….

I’m toying with the idea of changing my Keyword from “feedback” to “comments” or even “response”, though it appears that many articles use all three of these terms interchangeably.  At this point I am thinking of trying to trace the … Continue reading

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Wondering About Wikis

Being relatively new to the wiki “scene”, I decided to investigate this web tool a bit more, and found myself giggling that the first result that popped up from a Google “wiki” search was from Wikipedia.  Of course, I shouldn’t … Continue reading

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Multiliteracies for a Digital Age—Chapter One

It was interesting that Selber noted that “faculty in English departments are rarely (if ever) consulted in institutional matters of computer literacy” (22).  I think this is indeed the case at the institution where I work.  Decisions involving technology use … Continue reading

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