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"R&R is the New A" (SIGET VI presentation)


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A rhetorical genre studies approach to teaching scholarly multlimedia, using an editorial perspective, in writing classes.

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"R&R is the New A" (SIGET VI presentation)

  1. 1. Revise & Resubmit is the new A An Editorial Pedagogy for Multimodal Composition Dr. Cheryl E. Ball
  2. 2. Theory + Publishing
  3. 3. What a “Webtext” Does
  4. 4. Publishing + Pedagogy <ul><li>Undergraduate & graduate students write for digital media journals. </li></ul><ul><li>situated practice </li></ul><ul><li>overt instruction </li></ul><ul><li>critical framing </li></ul><ul><li>transformed practice </li></ul><ul><li>(Cope & Kalantzis, Multiliteracies , 2000) </li></ul>
  5. 5. Webtext Assignment Sequence <ul><li>readings in field & values analysis </li></ul><ul><li>venue/publication analysis </li></ul><ul><li>audience & genre analysis </li></ul><ul><li>media, modes, & technology analysis </li></ul><ul><li>project pitch & proposal </li></ul><ul><li>collaborative scholarly multimodal project </li></ul><ul><li>peer-review & reflection </li></ul><ul><li>submission emails </li></ul>
  6. 6. Students’ Review Criteria <ul><li>creativity </li></ul><ul><li>conceptual core </li></ul><ul><li>research/credibility </li></ul><ul><li>form :: content </li></ul><ul><li>audience </li></ul><ul><li>timeliness </li></ul><ul><li>(For more on using these criteria, see Ball, forthcoming, in Technical Communication Quarterly .) </li></ul>
  7. 7. Form : Content Example Video script draft doesn’t take advantage of visual medium.
  8. 8. Students Scholars Instructions No Formal Instructions 3-day Assignment Deadline 3-4 week volunteer deadline Students’ first experience helping with a publication Rote, albeit invested, role in helping with publications Required; graded Volunteer; no repercussions
  9. 9. Students’ Published Webtexts In Kairos and… Computers & Composition Digital Press
  10. 10. Scholarly Multimedia + Learning <ul><li>Created informal peer-review instructions for Kairos editorial board </li></ul><ul><li>Rethought my pedagogy in terms of editorial work I do </li></ul><ul><li>Published special issue on undergraduate research in digital media </li></ul>
  11. 11. International CFW for Kairos <ul><li>Special Issue: </li></ul><ul><li>Multimodal Research </li></ul><ul><li>Within/Across/Without Borders </li></ul><ul><li>guest edited by Dr. Karen Lunsford </li></ul><ul><li>Proposal deadline: Nov. 1, 2011 </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>