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Correcting quote misuse

Posted by Jennifer L. Bowie, Ph.D. on June 15th, 2009

Quotation marks get more than their fair share of misuse. For some reason many people put things in quotation marksfor emphasis (perhaps they are “air quoting”?). [note: yes, that is an example of misuse]. I love this reaction to the misuse from the Fail Blog: Italics or bold are a much better methods of emphasizing […]

Bad comon bar chart

Posted by Jennifer L. Bowie, Ph.D. on June 5th, 2009

This is just a bad bar chart. (Presentation Zen’s larger size image) The really sad part is, this is a fairly common mistake (well not this exactly, but a similar application of the idea behind this). The blog I link to, Presentation Zen has some great comments. Do check them out. Among other various issues […]

Other reasons I teach New Media

Posted by Jennifer L. Bowie, Ph.D. on June 2nd, 2009

This video, A Vision of Students Today, also speaks of why I teach new media and why I employ some of the techniques I do. This video is the results of a survey that was part of a digital ethnography class where students surveyed themselves. In this class, 200 students made 376 edits to the […]

Wordle (or word clouds) as a Writing Tool?

Posted by Jennifer L. Bowie, Ph.D. on July 2nd, 2008

After playing with Wordle for my last post, and looking at my husband’s Wordle of his almost pi aged blog, I began to think about the possibility of using Wordle and word clouds in writing classes. Word clouds allow students (or any writers) to really visualize their writing is new ways. Seeing which words they […]

My Panel (I.4) or my lone presentation on podcasting

Posted by Jennifer L. Bowie, Ph.D. on June 3rd, 2008

My panel for C&W 2008 was I.4; Recasting Writing: Teaching, Learning, and Support in Databases, Wikis, and Video . However, the two other speakers did not show up. So, it was just me. My paper title was “The Five Canons, Audience, and Earbuds: Adding Podcasting to the Computers and Writing Classroom”. I did the presentation […]

Panel E.6; Portfolio and Assessment Strategies

Posted by Jennifer L. Bowie, Ph.D. on June 2nd, 2008

Panel E.6; Portfolio and Assessment Strategies: Putting New Media to Work SLC 251 Moderator: Carrie Lamanna, Colorado State University Speaker #1, “Assessment of New Media Composition”; Michael Neal, Florida State University Three approaches: (came in late and was getting ready during this) -Apply old print assessment -Not doing it at all -Go beyond “waiting to […]

Languages and Design

Posted by Jennifer L. Bowie, Ph.D. on February 3rd, 2008

One concept I often cover when I am teaching web design is the concept for creating website for “everyone.” Often my students in some way suggest or flat out state that their audience is “everyone” when they are forced to define an audience. Obviously this is problematic in too many ways to count. However, one […]