Our goal is creating an informative and supportive learning community to augment writing courses using technology. We hope to share best practices that will support active engagement in writing-intensive courses both online and face-to-face.
English Redesign Cohort Leads,
Stacey Anderson & Mary Paul, Ph.D.
About Stacey Anderson: Stacey is an Assistant Professor of English and Composition Director at CSU Channel Islands (CI). She joined the English faculty at CI in 2005, just three years after the campus opened its doors. In her work with the Composition Program at CI, Stacey has been part of a team that implemented the first Stretch Composition and Directed Self Placement programs in the CSU system. In addition to directing the Composition Program and teaching first year and upper division writing classes, she collaborates on cross-campus, interdisciplinary initiatives, including learning communities funded by Hispanic Serving Institution grants as well as professional development opportunities in online and blended learning through CI’s Teaching and Learning Innovations program.
Redesign Strategy: User-friendly tools that are more “high touch” than “high tech” to enhance student engagement and accountability throughout the writing process.
Redesign Outcomes: Students draft and revise their papers in Google Docs, participate in individual and small group conferences, and post to mobile-friendly web platforms.
Top 3 Pedagogies Used: Hybrid, active learning, online writing
Technologies Used: VoiceThread, Camtasia, WordPress, GoogleDocs, Zoom
About Mary Paul: Mary has been teaching composition at Fresno State for over 17 years. She has a BS in Accounting, an MA in Literature, and is currently a graduate student in Fresno State’s Ed.D. program. Mary currently serves as Faculty Liaison for the Center for Faculty Excellence and was recently recognized as an Apple Distinguished Educator. Current research interests include how best to prepare faculty to meet the needs of 21st century learners and prepare them for 21st century careers.
Redesign Strategy: Created a student-centered, collaborative learning environment using mobile technology as a catalyst for student engagement.
Redesign Outcomes: Hearing all student voices through technology. Creating a collaborative space where students take more ownership of course content by creating knowledge.
Top 3 Pedagogies Used: Mobile technology, knowledge building, 1:1 engagement
Technologies Used: Mobile apps, iBook, Google Classroom, lecture capture
Cohort Meeting Dates/Times: Meet monthly on Fridays 1:00-2:00 pm via zoom.
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