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October 8, 2008

Sessions I want to go to for The Watson Conference

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Thursday, October 16, 2008
Session A. 9
1:15 PM to 2:30 PM
Recomposing the Design Paradigm: Understanding the Critical Effects
of “New Media”
Humanities 215
We examine “new media” as a disciplinary construct to be challenged in its
representations, and in how it alters and normalizes pedagogical discourse around its
Shereen Inayatulla
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Michael MacDonald
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Andre Buchenot
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Katherine Malcolm
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Royal Bonde-Griggs
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Thursday, October 16, 2008
Session B. 3
4:30 PM to 6:00 PM
Samantha Blackmon
Purdue University

GameBoi Advances: Queerness and Interrelativity in Games, Gamers, and Games Media
Interpretation of sexuality, gender, and nationality in video games and advertisements blur in a
way that allows claims of prejudices to merge. The ways that sexuality gets written in/through
games allows us to read them through the lens of Gloria Anzaldua’s notion of mestiza

Friday, October 17, 2008
Session C. 9
8:00 AM to 9:15 AM
Sonya Borton
Philadelphia University
How Rhetorical Elements Differ in Student Print Texts and Multimodal Compositions
This speaker explores the rhetorical complexity of multimodal texts by examining teachers’
articulation of their criteria as well as students’ expression of the rhetorical elements.

Friday, October 17, 2008
Session D. 12
11:45 AM to 1:00 PM
Kathie Gossett
Old Dominion University
Gossett will discuss why paying attention to and engaging in the development of media
standards is critical for scholars and their students.

Friday, October 17, 2008
Session E. 8
4:15 PM to 5:45 PM

Kyle Mattson
Illinois State University
Anachronistic Memories: The Historical Image Repository and Stubborn Materiality
Historical images stored online obstruct our perception of new materiality in some instances.
Reading, writing, and memory itself defer to materiality of early photographic processes.

Linda Stewart
Kennesaw State University
Measuring Up: The Uncertainty of Assessing New Media
This multimodal presentation traces how one writing teacher’s foray into understanding
assessment and new media is transforming her assessment practices and her professional

Saturday, October 18, 2008
Session F. 2
8:00 AM to 9:15 AM
Kevin Eric DePew
Old Dominion University
Using the PhD students’ feedback, the speaker will describe their responses to the
program’s infrastructure and how their feedback shapes the program’s development.

Saturday, October 18, 2008
Session G. 8
9:30 AM to 10:45 AM
So, what are students really learning in digital classrooms?: A program-wide
qualitative and quantitative assessment
Humanities 117
Heidi McKee
Miami University
Cythia Lewiecki-Wilson
Miami University
Wioleta Fedeczko
Miami University
Kerrie Carsey
Miami Universit
We report on the findings from a two-year program-wide assessment of the digital writing
curriculum and student learning at Miami University that was comprised of four components: (1)
a direct assessment of student writing; (2) pre- and post-surveys (n=1,000 students), addressing
multimodal composing, online research, and rhetorical concepts; (3) process- and discoursebased
interviews with students discussing specific writing projects (e.g., audio essays, blogs,
websites); and (4) video interviews with students, discussing their perceptions of the new laptop
classrooms and the digital curriculum.

1. Interview Heidi McKee, Cythia Lewiecki-Wilson, Wioleta Fedeczko, and Kerrie Carsey from session E. These are the students who the speaker is talking about. Ask them about their teacher and student relationship.

2. Interview Kyle Mattson about new technology such as facebook and myspace. Ask him how involved he is in the material.

3. I’m not quite certain who, but I would like to question one of the older professors in the field about the training they had to go through and how involved they were in new media, prior to their training.

4. I have a teacher who has a facebook who friends all of her students. I would like to maybe interview her.

5. I think we should also video record us and our peers from class about our overall opinion of the class, what we learned from Cheryl (and Andrew), and what we feel that we taught Cheryl (and Andrew?) in return.

Some reading would also be required…. I haven’t looked up any texts yet though. I saw Katie did and I think those would all most definitely be good texts to read before we conduct our interviews.


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