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Sustainable Teaching and Learning

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Dr. Cheryl Ball gave this presentation at Computers and Writing 2009.

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Sustainable Teaching and Learning

  1. 1. When we ask ourselves these questions, what will our answers be?: Sustainable teaching and learning through co-directed undergraduate and faculty scholarship Dr. Cheryl E. Ball, Computers & Writing 2009
  2. 2. A Short Example
  3. 3. Questions of Pedagogy, Technology, & Sustainability <ul><li>What can students teach teachers? </li></ul><ul><li>What can teachers learn from students? </li></ul><ul><li>What does digital scholarship look like for undergraduates and faculty? </li></ul>
  4. 4. English 239 @ Watson
  5. 5. Students’ Questions <ul><li>Do teachers really know the technologies they’re talking about? </li></ul><ul><li>What traditional-student cultural literacies do teachers understand? </li></ul><ul><li>How can a university education possibly keep up when students have “google in their pockets”? </li></ul>
  6. 6. The New Work of Composing <ul><li>How do new technologies change how we understand composing? </li></ul><ul><li>What does digital scholarship look like in English Studies? </li></ul><ul><li>How do we define our responsibilities as teachers, scholars, and practitioners? </li></ul>
  7. 7. My Own Research Questions <ul><li>What does digital scholarship look like in English Studies and how does it work? </li></ul><ul><li>How do we compose it? </li></ul><ul><li>How do readers evaluate it? </li></ul><ul><li>How does it “count” (for me, for others, and, now, for students)? </li></ul>
  8. 8. Key Questions <ul><li>How can digital scholarship provide a way for undergraduate students to talk back to the scholars who are often talking at , not with , them? </li></ul>
  9. 9. How Did They Talk Back? <ul><ul><li>at the Watson conference </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>in their projects </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>in their digital chapter </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>(in Kairos submissions to the undergraduate special issue) </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. How Do Students Talk Back?
  11. 11. Justifying Digital Works
  12. 12. Justifying Sustainability <ul><li>Why (and how to) do these projects? </li></ul><ul><li>Why are students invested? </li></ul><ul><li>How do students/we count them? </li></ul><ul><li>What are the publication venues? </li></ul><ul><li>Why would students want to write to teachers as audiences? </li></ul>
  13. 13. Returning to the Questions <ul><li>What can students teach teachers? </li></ul><ul><li>What can teachers learn from students? </li></ul><ul><li>What does digital scholarship look like for undergraduates and faculty? </li></ul>

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