Iggy's Syllabus: A Space for Students and Educators Using Second Life® and Other Virtual Worlds

Fall 2009 T Th 3:45-5:00, Jepson G22
Dr. Joe Essid, Writing Center Director, Weinstein Hall 408,
SL Avatar: Ignatius Onomatopoeia. Office Hours in-world & in-person: M 10-11am, Th 1-2pm & by appointment
Writing Consultants: Your partners in my RHCS 383 class

In 2006 I swore that I'd never assign conventional "papers" again. They are too tied to 20th-century notions of literacy; instead, writing now flourishes as part of multimedia and "multimodal" composition.  That's a high-falutin' way of saying that writers now work in teams, or at least share their work widely and combine images, sounds, and text: personal, source-based, and creative writing. These projects look little like the stapled essays we associate with academic work. 

Student Showcase: A gallery of wiki projects from Eng. 103 and other courses


Kat R (I put only one "n" in Dennis Baron's first name).

(Antoine W, Caroline M, Ian S, and Ryan P--twice!--were past honorees).

Our course goals are: 


The virtual worlds we'll explore only give us a touchstone to explore how language, image, and identity function in a radically new medium.  Students, colleagues, and visitors: begin your journey with the sidebar links to the right, and enjoy!  Press notes about the course...students write for a REAL audience in this section of Eng. 103.


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