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Advice sought by a doctoral student in Education: Crowdsourced Writing

Submitted by syntaxfactory on November 22, 2014 - 6:46pm

Query: Do you know of any people or other sources of information that say smart stuff about how to evaluate and assess crowdsourced writing that's part of a course assignment?"

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Can anyone help?


Tweeting #RSA14

Submitted by syntaxfactory on May 22, 2014 - 6:53am

I remember when 'blogging was the best way to follow conference action. Heck, I remember when attending was the only way to follow conference action. Below, some anticipatory Twitter excitement about the 2014 meeting of the Rhetoric Society of America in San Antonio.

Nathan Johnson ‏@natezilla 11m
If you're going to #RSA14 and you get me a t-shirt, you'll be my hero. If it's a rhetoric shirt, you're a superhero.

Patricia Fancher ‏@trish_fancher 20m
Early morning travel to my first #RSA14 and my first visit to #texas

Jennifer Mercieca ‏@jenmercieca 29m


Power Friending

Submitted by syntaxfactory on April 10, 2012 - 1:16pm

Next week, in an attempt to up my technology quotient in my teaching, I will be teaching Amber Mac's Power Friending in my Intro to the Major course. More info on Amber can be found at:

This makes me think: what rhetoric-centered Twitter Feeds should I be looking at?
What rhetoricians maintain Twitter Feeds to follow?


A 4Cs Reflection

Submitted by John W. Pell on April 6, 2012 - 12:24pm

Most of the panels on which I present work very hard to leave ample room for discussion. At this year’s 4Cs it was no different. My collaborators and I each presented our work and then Hephzibah Roskelly and Kate Ronald offered their responses—and all of this with plenty of time to discuss ideas with the audience. What I did not anticipate, however, was the “location” from which the first question would emerge during our time of discussion.

“Yeah, I have a question from Twitter.”