Engaging Technologies Series, Part 1

We had three speakers participate in our Fall Colloquium: Engaging Technologies. Today’s post is Crystal VanKooten’s talk, “Activism Goes Online: Writing with Facebook, Twitter, and ‘Insta’ for Community Engagement.”

In this twenty-minute talk, Professor Crystal VanKooten describes a Digital Activism Project that she designed and implemented with her upper-level writing students at Oakland University. She reflects on the success of the project, the literacies, rhetorical strategies, and project management aspects involved, and the collaborative nature of both constructing this kind of pedagogy and implementing it. If you are considering a digitally-supported community engagement project, this is a great primer. You can find her syllabus for the course here: Digital Culture: Identity and Community


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