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Archive for June, 2008

Screen Space 5: Web Writing 101

Posted by Jennifer L. Bowie, Ph.D. on June 22nd, 2008

Hello, it is June 22, 2008 and welcome to episode 5 of Screen Space. Today’s topic is web writing 101—the very basics of writing text for the web. I am your host, Dr. Jennifer L. Bowie. I am assistant professor at Georgia State University, where I teach in areas related to this podcast such as […]

 
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Screen Space 4: Sound in Web Design; an Interview with Brian Snead

Posted by Jennifer L. Bowie, Ph.D. on June 15th, 2008

In Episode 4 of Screen Space: Sound in Web Design; an Interview with Brian Snead Greetings and welcome to episode 4 of Screen Space. Screen Space is a podcast for everyday people with websites, blogs, and other new media who want to learn more about making these more usable, accessible, effective, and efficient. I, Dr. […]

 
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IE 8 focuses on usability

Posted by Jennifer L. Bowie, Ph.D. on June 10th, 2008

Internet Explorer 8 (IE 8 ) has apparently been designed a focus on usability and stability, according to The Economic Times. Of course, any good product should be designed with a focus on usability, and it is nice to hear that Microsoft designed IE 8 in such a way. There are a few particular features […]

Instant Messaging good for your job?

Posted by Jennifer L. Bowie, Ph.D. on June 6th, 2008

Not surprisingly, there is widespread belief that instant messaging (IM) software use can lead to decreased productivity and increase disruptions at work. As an avid user of IM software, I have had many discussions with people about how, under normal use, the IM software does not make me less productive, but often more. It is […]

It’s time for a Digital Academic Press

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

Cindy Selfe and Gail Hawisher, the editors of Computers and Composition the journal, myriad books, and authors of various articles and books, are starting a Computers and Composition Digital Press. Cindy and Gail are the perfect people to start the press. The press will be peer-reviewed, open access, and online. It is “a joint project […]

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 […]

CPTSC Call for Papers Extended

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

The CPTSC Call for Papers has been extended from Friday June 6th at 5pm to Monday June 16th at 5pm. The full call can be seen in my previous post or on the website. The conference theme is “Programs in Context: Past, Present, and Future”. I highly recommend this conference for those in the development […]

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 […]