Using Wikipedia in the College Composition Classroom

Last semester, I partnered with the Wikipedia Education Foundation to organize a Wikipedia editing project for my first-year composition students. Using Wikipedia in the classroom has changed the way I think about the production and consumption of knowledge. Like many academics, I had been indoctrinated to think of Wikipedia as a non-reliable source. Period. And … Continue reading Using Wikipedia in the College Composition Classroom

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The #DHattheCC Project: Digital Humanities Needs Community Colleges

Check out my guest post on Teaching Pals' Pedagogy and American Literary Studies blog. I'm writing about our #DHattheCC movement and my experiments using DH in the community college classroom.  After attending the National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Institute on Implementing the Digital Humanities in Community Colleges last summer, I was determined to try … Continue reading The #DHattheCC Project: Digital Humanities Needs Community Colleges

Book Review: Rushdie’s Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights

BY TAWNYA RAVY • 22 DECEMBER 2015 BOOK BY SALMAN RUSHDIE RANDOM HOUSE, 2015 304 PP.;$28.00 (HARDCOVER), $13.99 (KINDLE) This past September the celebrated and controversial author Salman Rushdie published Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights—his first adult novel since Enchantress of Florencein 2008. Rushdie’s commented that he wondered what it would be like … Continue reading Book Review: Rushdie’s Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights

Rhetoric and Digital Writing: Teaching Blogs in College Composition

As I've mentioned in previous posts, I have been on a mission this semester to apply what I learned at the NEH Summer Institute on Implementing the Digital Humanities at Community Colleges. In my college system, College Composition 2 is designed to teach students about rhetoric and composition. Over the years, I have taught this … Continue reading Rhetoric and Digital Writing: Teaching Blogs in College Composition

Are Discussion Forums Dead? The Value of Synchronous and Asynchronous Discussion in Hybrid Learning

On October 2, 2015 Hybrid Pedagogy hosted a #digped chat on the Death of the Discussion Forum to discuss not only the often stilted nature of using discussion forums in course management systems, but also the comparative merits of other discussion tools like Twitter. The conversation included a debate about the pedagogical merit of asynchronous versus … Continue reading Are Discussion Forums Dead? The Value of Synchronous and Asynchronous Discussion in Hybrid Learning

Technology in the Community College Classroom: A Necessity — Not a Nuisance

In July this past year I was fortunate to participate in an NEH Summer Institute on Implementing Digital Humanities in Community Colleges. Though I had been involved in DH via my research for many years, I had yet to experiment with my teaching for a number of reasons. Mainly, I wasn't sure how I would … Continue reading Technology in the Community College Classroom: A Necessity — Not a Nuisance

Digital Assignments, Hybrid Learning, and Community College Composition: A Journey

As I look around the classroom I see heads bowed, hear hushed voices and the clacking of keys. I am teaching two hybrid (half online - half face-to-face) sections of Composition I this semester. In their wisdom, the powers that be decided that our face-to-face meeting should take place in a computer lab. One of … Continue reading Digital Assignments, Hybrid Learning, and Community College Composition: A Journey

Digital Humanities at the Community College (#DHattheCC)

    A record and response to attending the National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Institute on Implementing Digital Humanities in Community Colleges.  By Tawnya Ravy  Attending the #DHattheCC conference was one of the most gratifying and transformative experiences of my life. For many years I have been a member of the DH community and … Continue reading Digital Humanities at the Community College (#DHattheCC)