FSI @ UIUC

Today I have the pleasure of being one of the keynote speakers for FSI: At the Intersection of Teaching, Learning, and Technology. According to the conference site, FSI is “an annual conference that brings educators and instructional-technology professionals together each May at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Attendees come from across Illinois and as far away as Canada. The conference features keynote presentations, networking, and hands-on training on the use of modern communication and information technologies in education.” This year, COVID-19 threw in a wrench or two, and the annual summer conference shifted to a one-day, webinar/workshop kind of engagement. The goal with this new format is to not only share ideas and experiences, but to foster conversations to think through current and coming issues.

My part occurs during the third our of the event and focuses on Supporting and Enhancing Learning in the Coming Months. While I initially was poised to talk about bringing digital literacy into the classroom, I’ve shifted to focus more on my own experiences with teaching online, with building the online first-year writing course at IU, and with thinking strategically about ways to bring in digital creativity in what is otherwise predominantly flattened, textual learning environments.

To help with these things, I plan to share a couple documents, projects, and the like, with links below to download or view those projects.

Students
Spark Page:
Mental Health on College Campuses by Carolyn Coilfi

Image Response:
Prompt: Create a visual (using Adobe Photoshop or Spark) that expresses a critical idea from today’s reading (NOTE: We read Jay David Bolter and Richard Grusin’s Remediations)
– “Mediations” by Jaeheuk Jeong, Indiana University

Interactive Essay/Research-based Webtext:
10 & 2, are you? by Tanya Patel

Video Remix Project:
Picture Perfect by Andrew Williams

Instructors
Spark Page Handouts
Digital Narrative Assignment
Podcast #2: Investigative Narrative

Instructional Guides/Resources
8 Crayons of Photoshop
Zoom-to-Rush: a Digital Pedagogy Workflow
(Video frame – Making the Jump (Ep.2): Zoom-2-Rush)

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