Category Archives: English

OER: Indigenous People’s Reader

Jacqui Cain has edited a reader for developmental English classes that includes indigenous people’s stories from around the world: stories translated from oral traditions. She did this presentation for the 2012 Online Teaching Conference which starts in June as part … Continue reading

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Another reason textbooks are so expensive!

I came home from work today and going through the mail, I found an piece of mail from Bedford/St. Martin’s. It is a full color brochure, printed on thick card stock advertising their book, Approaching Literature: Reading, Thinking, Writing. It … Continue reading

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Wikis – More than Text and Context

Image via WikipediaPresenter(s):Amber Evans (Virgina Tech)M. Aaron Bond (Virginia Tech)Karen Swenson (Virginia Tech)Description: Dr. Karen Swenson, a 2010 Teaching With Sakai Innovation Award finalist, uses the Sakai wiki with her students to “think about important issues presented through works of … Continue reading

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World Newspaper Map

Image via WikipediaI used to teach English 101 and a big component of my classes were international newspapers. We would select international papers to follow and link to them on a blog or a wiki to use it as a … Continue reading

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Digital Writing, Digital Teaching – Integrating New Literacies into the Teaching of Writing

Image via Wikipedia I wanted to write a brief note recommending Troy Hick’s excellent blog, Digital Writing, Digital Teaching. I live in a schizophrenic shadow world of being an instructional designer (lots of tech) and a former English teacher (where’s … Continue reading

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