We hold 4 meetings per semester to plan events, discuss common readings, and share feedback on each other’s work. We plan one event open to the public in the Fall and Winter semesters and sponsor summer reading groups in the Spring/Summer.
May 8, 4pm—Spring Workshop—Derek Mueller workshop
May 30—Summer Reading Workshop
This summer we’ll be reading the following texts to help us think through how teaching and technology mutually construct one another. Meetings will be scheduled by discussion leaders. Contact Merideth Garcia (firstname.lastname@example.org) for details.
- The Mutual Construction of Statistics and Society
- The World of Indicators: The Making of Governmental Knowledge through Quantification
- Engines of Anxiety:Academic Rankings, Reputation, and Accountability
- What video games can teach us about literacy and learning
- We Are Data
Feb 22, 4pm—Planning meeting at Ashley’s
March 22, 4pm—GTC+ portfolio workshop
March 30, 6pm—Winter Workshop—Alexis Lothian (co-sponsored with the Digital Studies Workshop)
May 30—Summer Reading Group book suggestions due
September 29, 4pm—Planning meeting at Ashley’s
September 30, 10am—Brunch with Liz Losh
November 29, 4pm—Fall Workshop
Summer Reading Groups are designed to promote deep engagement in a small-group setting with texts that explore the impact of technology on (student) identity, teaching, and learning. This year, we are sponsoring 3 summer reading groups on
- Exploring multimodality and new media
- Dewey and the Digital Turn: Evolving Rhetorics of Socially Mediated Literacies
- Language, Technology, Infrastructure
If you have an idea for a reading group, watch for our call for proposals next April.
Winter 2016 schedule
February 15–Welcome Back Happy Hour and Planning meeting, Ashley’s, 4:15pm
February 25–Writing Workshop, proposal feedback for Amy Dawson-Andoh, Ashley’s, 4:15pm
March 22–Reflection/discussion on technology in classrooms, Brandon Center, 5pm
April 1-Winter Workshop
The Teaching and Technology Interdisciplinary Workshop hosted its winter event on Friday, April 1 at 11am in Angell 3241: a workshop on weaving personal narratives with digital expression given by Dr. Jonathan Alexander (Editor of College, Composition, and Communication and Chancellor’s Professor of English, Education, and Gender & Sexuality Studies, School of Humanities, University of California, Irvine). Dr. Alexander presented an embodied performance of portions of his digital text: Techne: Queer Meditations on Writing the Self, which is a book-length multimodal exploration of technologies, subjectivities, and affects. Blending phenomenology and auto-ethnography with queer theories, it delves into the multiple layerings of text, image, and technology as sites from which to perform/write/read ourselves in the digital age.
April 29–Writing workshop, chapter feedback for Adrienne Raw, Merideth’s house, 1pm (email email@example.com to RSVP and get directions).
Fall 2015 schedule
September 10–Welcome back and planning Happy Hour, 6pm, Ashley’s
October 9–Meeting to recommend/choose readings and to plan for the colloquium, 4pm, Prechter Lab
October 30-Fall Colloquium
The Teaching and Technology Interdisciplinary Workshop will host its fall event on Friday, October 30th from 1-3 in Angell Hall 3222: a colloquium on creating participation structures through technology called “Engaging Technologies.” Professors Bill Hart-Davidson, Perry Samson, and Crystal VanKooten will speak on different technologies they have used to support collaboration, peer review, and large lecture participation in their courses.
November 23–Writing workshop, chapter feedback for Merideth Garcia, Merideth’s house, 1pm (email firstname.lastname@example.org to RSVP and get directions).
December 4–Planning meeting for Winter, TBD