Wikis Across the Curriculum

A 2007-08 Tour of IUP Faculty Explorations in Teaching Technology

Presentation for the Emerging Technology Committee of ACPAC
2pm - Thursday, May 1, 2008

Participatory Technology : Wikis and Podcasts in the Language Classroom

Presentation for the IUP Spring Methodology
Conference on Foreign Language Teaching
2008-04-18

Dr. Dawn Smith - Sherwood
IUP Spanish
smithshe@iup.edu

Dr. Kenneth Sherwood
IUP English
sherwood@iup.edu

Open Journal Project

The availability of new digital tools and problems in academic publishing hav led many scholarly journals to investigate the transition from a print-format, subscription model to web publishing platforms. Such systems typically assist journal editors and writers in managing the peer-review and production process, while helping them to publish a broadly accessible and professional journal. Open Journal Systems is one such open access product being explored on a trial basis at www.IUPDHC.Org/openjournal.

Cyberinfrastructure Report

The Academic Commons has just released a fascinating special issue entitled Cyberinfrastructure and the Liberal Arts. Individual essays deal with cutting edge humanities research, pedagogy, archives, etc.

Wikis in Education Presentation

Visit the wiki for a brief outline of the general educational uses of the wiki, and a look at the explorations in progress of IUP Faculty.

You are welcome to contribute to this Wikis In Education 101" page, which has been composed for a presentation to the ACPAC Emerging Technology Committee at IUP.

Teaching in SL

The community of open source developers for Moodle has been working on means to make the virtual environment, Second Life, more usefull as a teaching tool. Several tools are currently in development, including modules for conducting logged chat sessions between members in Second Life and those logged into a Moodle class; an SL quiz admininstrator; and a tool to allow blogging from within Second Life.

Cyber Performances: Exploring How Students Interpret Digital English Projects

EAPSU 2007, Indiana University of PA

Students reinterpret literacy practices through collaborative digital performance.

Gian S. Pagnucci
Kenneth Sherwood
Eric Glicker

The "Wiki" in the Classroom

This fall three members of the Digitial Humanites working group will explore the learning potential of the Wiki with their students. Familiar as the interface for "Wikipedia," the wiki is a tool for collaboration that has many educational uses. The key feature is that any entry created can subsequently be modified with new information by later readers.

Teaching in the Wireless Classroom - Marjorie Perloff

MLA Newsletter.Winter (2006): 3-5. (Reprinted with permission)
Discuss This Article

Welcome

We wanted to initiate a conversation drawing upon our varied interests in digital technology and the humanities, so it only seemed fitting that we have a networked space to register some of this discussion. Please feel free to participate in this space in whatever manner suits suits you.

Here are some of the areas of interest on the table:digital text as knowledge, and knowledge about knowledge; collaboration and peer editing; digital rhetorics (remix, modularity); video games and student learning; digital text and the transformation of the discplines; intertextuality and variorum editions; technology vis a vis pedagogy.