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|Exploring Technology for Writing and Writing Instruction
Kristine E. Pytash, Richard E. Ferdig.
As digital technologies continue to develop and evolve, an understanding of what it means to be technologically literate must also be redefined. Students regularly make use of digital technologies to construct written text both in and out of the classroom, and for modern writing instruction to be...
Exploring Multimodal Composition and Digital Writing
Richard E. Ferdig, Kristine E. Pytash.
While traditional writing is typically understood as a language based on the combination of words, phrases, and sentences to communicate meaning, modern technologies have led educators to reevaluate the notion that writing is restricted to this definition.
Exploring Multimodal Composition and Digital...
Digital Arts and Entertainment: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications
Information Resources Management Association.
In today’s interconnected society, media, including news, entertainment, and social networking, has increasingly shifted to an online, ubiquitous format. Artists and audiences will achieve the greatest successes by utilizing these new digital tools.
Digital Arts and Entertainment: Concepts...
Digital Rhetoric and Globalization: A Convergence-Continuum Model
Digital rhetoric has been discussed by many theorists as comprising a marked shift from ancient rhetoric's focus on persuasion. For some of the earlier theorists, digital rhetoric defined a novel relationship between literacy and the mechanics of text as computer-mediated communication and changed...
Engagement Design: Toward a Holistic Model for Digital Communication Design
Curtis R. Newbold.
Evolutions in digital communications since the beginning of the century require information designers to think about the possibilities that digital technologies present and the boundaries they allow communicators to appropriately bend or even subvert. Arguing for a more holistic and humanistic approach...
Toward an Algorithmic Rhetoric
Insofar as algorithms are digital problem-solving operations that follow a set of rules or processes to arrive at a result, they are constrained by the rules that determine their parameters for operating. While an algorithm can only operate according to its instructions, however, the potential rules...
Decoding What is Good in Code: Toward a Metaphysical Ethics of Unicode
Jennifer Helene Maher.
Programming benefits from universal standards that facilitate effective global transmission of information. The Unicode Standard, for example, is a character encoding system that aims to assign a unique number set to each letter, mark, and symbol in the world's various written systems, including...
The Data Machine: Identification in the Age of Data Mining
Nicholas A. Hanford.
Kenneth Burke warned of the trends of behaviorism in A Grammar of Motives as he found them to be a reduction of the human condition. In the current digital landscape, data mining aims at reducing the human user to characteristics and re-presenting those characteristics, through online advertising, to...
The Persuasive Language of Action: Interaction in the Digital Age
Martin van Velsen.
Besides the visual splendor pervasive in the current generation of digital video games, especially those where players roam simulated landscapes and imaginary worlds, few efforts have looked at the resources available to embed human meaning into a game's experience. From the art of persuasion to the...
Digital Literacy Instruction in Afghanistan
This chapter uses the American military's purchase of a $5.6 million contract to supply the National Military Academy of Afghanistan with laptop computers as the occasion to investigate the complex and overdetermined intersections of digital, administrative, and literacy technologies. These...
Considering Chronos and Kairos in Digital Media Rhetorics
Ashley Rose Kelly, Meagan Kittle Autry, Brad Mehlenbacher.
Any account of the rhetoric of digital spaces should begin not with the provocation that rhetoric is impoverished and requires fresh import to account for new media technologies, but instead with a careful analysis of what is different about how digital technologies afford or constrain certain...
Game-Based Writing Strategy Practice with the Writing Pal
Rod Roscoe, Russell Brandon, Erica L. Snow, Danielle S. McNamara.
In this chapter, the authors consider the value of educational games to support students’ writing strategy acquisition and practice. Sixty-five high school students participated in a summer program using the Writing Pal, an intelligent tutoring system designed to support adolescents’ persuasive writing...
Building Awareness of Language Structures with Visual-Syntactic Text Formatting
Youngmin Park, Mark Warschauer, Penelope Collins, Jin Kyoung Hwang, Charles Vogel.
The recently adopted Common Core State Standards emphasize the importance of language forms and structure in learning to write. Yet most language arts teachers have either downplayed the linguistic structure of writing in favor of process approaches or emphasized the teaching of grammatical structures...
Using Digital Portfolios to Enhance Students’ Capacity for Communication about Learning
Brian Kissel, S. Michael Putman, Katie Stover.
There is a clear consensus that students need to be proficient in the use of digital technologies to help them become knowledgeable participants in an era of global information sharing (International Reading Association, 2009). Acknowledging this, the current study was situated in the belief that...
Composing Online: Integrating Blogging into a Contemplative Classroom
Kendra N. Bryant.
This chapter invites writing instructors to consider integrating blogging practices as a writing exercise that both supports the 21st Century Google-aged learner and the contemplative writing classroom. The author suggests that blogging mirrors traditional personal voice writing and, if supported by a...