Writers, does this ever happen to you? You hit a major road block in your current project. You’ve been staring at the computer screen for what surely must be hours to no avail. Finally, exasperated, you decide to copy edit what you’ve got, so you print out your work and break out the red pen. … Continue reading Text Sense: A Writer’s Sixth Sense
This project began back in 2016, right after I finished my dissertation. It stalled a bit as I began my postdoc at the University of West Florida, but I am happy to announce that I recently launched the Writing at Work Podcast, which features interviews with professionals about the writing they do at work. The … Continue reading Writing at Work Podcast Launch
It's official! As of July 1st, 2017, I have been a postdoc for a whole year! To attempt to distill an entire year's worth of new experiences into a single listicle of lessons learned might seem Sisyphean, but academics are masochists, right, so why not?
A post a week, I thought, would be an attainable, satisfactory rate of blogging.... And here we are at July first, and I haven't written a post in two months, according to my blogging platform stats. What an excellent start!
This morning I wrote my last-ever Weekly Reminders email to my first ever online class. As most "last-ever" teaching moments are, this one was bittersweet. I've enjoyed teaching this class; my students have been a delight, and it's been really lovely to see them tackle the challenging material I've set them and wrestle with difficult … Continue reading Online Teaching Reflections: Discussion Boards
My first experience with studio design pedagogy was transformative for both me and my students.
...Or do they disappear into the deep, dark void of cyberspace? The ePortfolios, not the students. That's the question that drives one of my current research projects. My interest in this question stems from my own experience as a student. As a Master's student in Auburn's Technical and Professional Communication program (or, for short, the MTPC program), I … Continue reading Do students really use their ePortfolios?