It's been a strange few months. Flying back last night from an Open Annotation conference I realized that I've really struggled with how to represent myself on this site. I've used it mainly as vehicle to articulate teaching experiences and some research work - but I've been very conscious of treading carefully due to being on the job market.
My hope is that the space will be one where I can consider larger research questions and reflect at more length on the work that I will be doing at Bucknell. So over the coming weeks (and glorying in the craziness of moving, teaching at DHSI, and starting a new job) I'll experiment anew with my voice and how to use it here.
Time for a midterm evaluation of how the course is going and what type of job I'm doing as a teacher. Credit where due: Nirmal Trivedi
hepped me to this last spring. He's very wise. And yes, I wrote "hepped." On purpose.
This term I'm teaching an ENGL 1102 course themed Digital Rhetoric and Interaction Design. It is a subject that has interested me since my corporate days at HBO cobbling hbo.com together. I'm interested in discussions about how we use the tools and interfaces that we embrace so eagerly (at the moment I'm struggling to make my iPad keyboard respond with proper keystrokes.) As a website designer I've been guillty of assuming that ways in which I negotiate information and pursue tasks is in line with the ways in which (unknown to me) users work through the content I've presented. more
"Adventures in Digital Rhetoric, part the first"