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Writing Through Media: Augmented Reality introduces students to the cultural, technical, and rhetorical characteristics of augmented reality as an emerging writing technology and platform for public discourse. Among other assignments, students will write emails to potential site contacts, craft project proposals, design posters and other promotional materials, and maintain a progress blog. No prior coding or software experience is required; however, students should display a sense self-motivated interest in developing their abilities to learn and operate new technologies.
Sample Student Project
- UDiscover Augmented Reality History Tour created by the students in my fall 2016 Writing through Media course.
The unprecedented growth of digital media over the last two decades has had a major impact on the way that we act, think, read, and argue. Digital Rhetorics explores the rhetorical implications of this shift to digital writing. Course readings and assignments engage students abilities to think rhetorically in a variety of media, genres, and situations. Through the course, students draw on ancient and contemporary rhetorical theories (e.g. dissoi logoi, paralepsis, etc.) as they develop their abilities to craft and facilitate effective arguments for a digital age.
Sample Student Project
- "Word of the Year" Argument Analysis by Kaelah Scheff
We use expository writing techniques on a daily basis: we compare and contrast different ideas, we link causes to effects, and we describe problems and offer solutions. ENC 3310: Writing with Sound explores how the modes of exposition—definition, classification, etc.—are evolving alongside new modalities of writing. In this course, students demonstrate expository writing techniques through both print and sound-based media within the context of three major assignments: 1) a podcast analysis essay, 2) a podcast proposal assignment, and 3) a four-episode podcast miniseries.
Sample Student Projects
In this course, students analyze the cultural effects of a variety of digital writing technologies, including augmented/virtual reality, natural/kinetic user interfaces, and mobile/ubiquitous computing, among others. Students will also focus on their “outside” effects by looking at the biological and social impact of mobile computing on areas such as the human brain, education, foreign labor, journalism, protests, and political revolutions. Course assignments provide students with opportunities to hone their digital writing skills in a variety of new media genres, including tweets, online videos, Facebook posts, memes, infographics, and blogs, among others.