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Elizabeth Cullingford, Chair CAL 226, Mailcode B5000, Austin, TX 78712 • 512-471-4991

Spring 2008

E 388M • Coursebuilding for the Electronic Classroom

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
35485 TTh
2:00 PM-3:30 PM
FAC 10
Syverson

Course Description

How does the use of computer technologies change teaching and learning in English Studies? This course is designed to address the growing need for English courses which take full advantage of the resources of electronic scholarship, composing, and communication available via computer-networked classrooms, the Internet, and new media. The course will grow from the theoretical and practical interests of students and faculty in the course. Graduate students at UT often gain considerable experience teaching in networked classrooms, and some students have played a big role in adapting existing courses for them. This course, however, will help students design, from the ground up, solid courses in their specific areas of interest. In this way they may begin to integrate particular theoretical interests with their application in practice. During the semester, students will have time to design 3-5 courses that they would be prepared to teach, with full documentation, including course descriptions, syllabi, reading lists, and evaluation criteria. They will be well-equipped to demonstrate and discuss their teaching plans during the job search, and to implement interesting courses right away in their new positions.

Existing courses offered by the DRW and the English Department may become subjects for student projects: faculty are invited to submit course materials for adaptation, or to collaborate with students in the course to modify or develop specific courses which will incorporate computer technologies.

Texts

Zen and the Teaching of English, John Tremmell

Understanding by Design, GrantWiggins

The Knowledge Factory, Stanley Aronowitz

The Ignorant Schoolmaster, Jacques Ranciere

Punished by Rewards, Alfie Kohn

Teaching Writing as Reflective Practice, George Hillocks

Scenarios for Teaching Writing, Chris Anson

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