NCTE/CCCC Mobile Technology Center: 2008 Computer Connection Sessions

Sponsored by the CCCC Committee on Computers and Composition, the CCCC Computer Connection offers presentations on new software and technologies for teaching composition and literature, computer-facilitated classroom practices, best practices for teaching online, new technology resources, and electronic journals. The Computer Connection takes place at the NCTE/CCCC Mobile Technology Center, which is located in the Exhibit Hall. The presentations are offered throughout the day on Thursday, April 3, and Friday, April 4, 2008. Information about current and past presentations is available at and will be posted in the Exhibit Hall at the Technology Center. The CC presentations run 30 minutes each, so you can attend them individually or as full concurrent sessions.

Thursday, April 3

A Session 10:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.

Low-Stakes Writing with WordPress Blogs
Toby F. Coley, Bowling Green State University

Citation and the Collaborative Wiki Assignment
Noël Clare Radley, University of Texas

B Session 12:15 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Invention in the Digital Age: New Approaches to Thinking about Writing
Tina Bacci, University of Rhode Island

Using Moodle to Enhance Student Learning in a Composition Course
Jessica Schreyer, University of Dubuque

C Session 1:45 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Social Network as CMS: Using Facebook to Power Course Communication
John Jones, University of Texas at Austin

Editing Sound as Text: The Waveform Alphabet
Michael Salvo, Purdue University

D Session 3:15 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Writing without Wires: Sharing Three Points of View from a Laptop University
Elizabeth Monske, Sarah Wangler, and Laura Soldner, Northern Michigan University

Process and Product: Redesigning Kairos
Karl Stolley, Illinois Institute of Technology
Kathie Gosset, Old Dominion University
Douglas Eyman, George Mason University

Friday, April 4

G Session 9:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.

Using Free, Unrestricted Online Resources to make Presentations more Exciting
Annette Vee, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Peer Factor: Teaching the Peer Review Process with an Educational Game
Ryan M. Moeller, Utah State University
Kim White, Bedford/St. Martin's Press

H Session 11:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Easy Bake Technology
Matthew Heard, University of North Texas

Using Microformats: Collaboration and the Semantic Web
Karl Stolley, Illinois Institute of Technology

I Session 12:30 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.

Reimagining Research: Blogging the Term Project
Andrew Strycharski, Florida International University

WordPress Blogs as Learning Sites
Bob Whipple, Creighton University

J Session 2:00 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.

Not your Parents' Autobiography: Presentations of Self in Electronic
Rick Carpenter, Valdosta State University

Reflections on 'The Digital Mirror': Technology Camps as Institutional Outreach
Jen Almjeld, Kristine Blair, and Meredith Graupner, Bowling Green
State University

K Session 3:30 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.

Identi-Kits: Visualizing Cultural Assumptions and Writer Agency in the
Composition Classroom
Alexandria Lockett and Katie Wyre, University of Oklahoma

Teaching Writing through Wikipedia: Bringing Laziness to the Writing Classroom
Robert E. Cummings, Columbus State University


Wow, this thing gets bigger every year. Great lineup, too. No doubt, the presentations here will be much more interesting than the regular ones. Do you think 4C's is using it to rationalize rejecting so many techie panels?

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