The Classrooms Across the Hall
As the academic year begins for my digital rhetoric course, I am reminded that there are many other courses also grappling with the challenge of advising students about how to be effective content-creators for the web.
After the Chicago Sun-Times picked up the story about students who use YouTube to disseminate cheating strategies in which I am quoted, I learned that Dennis Jerz is thinking about how to turn this news item into a learning opportunity. Jerz is currently teaching classes at Seton Hill on New Media Projects and Writing for the Internet.
My colleague at Pitzer, Alexandra Juhasz, has now published a preliminary version on the web of her work about Media Praxis that describes her ground-breaking work teaching undergraduates with and about YouTube. Our Fall UC Irvine digital rhetoric course is listed among the sample topics for online research for her current class, and Juhasz and I will be presenting together at the Future of Writing conference.
The video above constitutes my statement of policies and procedures, which I would normally disseminate in the form of a printed sheet to students.