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What's Heard vs. the Written Word: Collisions Between Literacy & Orality

I recently got ahold of Friedrich Kittler’s Gramophone, Film, Typewriter, a book that tells the story of a tremendous 20th-century upheaval, one which many of us (at least I myself) have taken for granted: the downfall of print media and the origins of an oral “renaissance” led by radio, audio recording technology, television, and film. 562 more words

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Social-ize Your Writing Center (with hints from our social media guide)

We’re always encouraging our colleagues to share the awesome work they do through our social media outlets.  If you’re an UCWbLer looking for the best channel to broadcast a new project, or if you belong to another writing center and want some tips on connecting to your students through social media, you could do worse than check out our Quick User’s Guide!

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Get Help with Digication ePortfolios: a brand-new resource!

Maybe you’re a student who recently had to create an ePortfolio for a class, or maybe you’re an instructor, and your colleagues just won’t stop raving about the benefits ePortfolios bring to a class. 234 more words

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Support Something Cool: Graphic Textbooks

Ever wish you could have learned from something more engaging than dry old textbooks in elementary school?  Love comics and new media teaching?  Reading with Pictures, a nonprofit that has developed graphic novel textbooks that incorporate the Common Core Standards for grades 3-6, has a Kickstarter account – and you can help get some of their super-cool books published.  79 more words

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Narratives for the Earth

Tuesday marks the second day of Earth Week 2012, which leads up to Earth day on the 22nd, and the world is abuzz with talk about the earth. 206 more words

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Farewell, Writing--Hello, Content!

In the writing world, and especially in the digital media community, we’re all guilty of obsessing over content.  We fret over whether our content is good and whether we have enough of it.  432 more words

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MLA adds format for citing tweets

Great news for social media-savvy UCWbLers – the Modern Language Association has rolled out the correct format for citing a tweet in an academic paper.  If you feel the need to add Kanye West’s deepest thoughts to your next research assignment with perfect evidence of your source, have no fear!  The MLA has your back.

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