Facilitator: Professor Jeff Grabill, Michigan State University
Wednesday, December 3 7-8pm EST (optional follow up discussion from 8-9pm)
In this webinar, we will take a look at recent work on how college students use digital technologies for writing and provide an overview of common curricula and expectations for writing at most US colleges and universities. The result is a picture of interesting mismatches between use of technologies and expectations in writing classes and another set of interesting relationships between how many high schools are preparing students to write and what will be expected of them in college writing classrooms.
Jeff Grabill is a Professor of Rhetoric and Professional Writing and Chair of the Department of Writing, Rhetoric, and American Cultures at Michigan State University. He is a senior researcher with WIDE Research (Writing in Digital Environments) and also a co-founder of Drawbridge Incorporated, an educational technology company. He studies how digital writing is associated with citizenship and learning. He has published two books on community literacy and articles in journals like College Composition and Communication, Technical Communication Quarterly, Computers and Composition, and English Education.
Twitter ID: @Grabill