Welcome to Writing and Digital Media

WelcomeThis is the post for the August 25, 2014 class meeting.

Welcome to English 3844, Writing and Digital Media. This site is the official home for our course. All project assignments, weekly and daily activities, and related resources will be posted here.

Class Work for August 25

These are the tasks to complete for today:

  • Go over the syllabus
  • Look at some sample projects
  • Complete survey
  • Homework

Syllabus and Course Overview

You’ll find the syllabus in the menu at the top of the page. I send out a Tweet using the Twitter account @VTtengrrl when new content is published on this site. You can also see that feed in the sidebar on the side, so even if you don’t use Twitter, you can scroll through the list in the sidebar to see what has been added.

I also added a “Subscribe Via Email” option in the sidebar. Use this option to get an email message whenever I add a new post to the course website. The process is simple: Add your email, and click subscribe. You’ll have to confirm your subscription. That’s it. The email messages will have information on how to unsubscribe if you decide you want to.

Sample Projects

These are some projects students completed for the Remix a Story project when I taught the class in the Spring:

  1. The Three Little Scholars Broadcast
  2. Chamber of PostSecrets
  3. Rapunzel
  4. Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day
  5. Green Eggs And Ham Remix A Story
  6. ‘Same Love’ by Macklemore as told through The Gay Rights Movement – final edit
  7. Calvin & Hobbes – Attack of the Deranged Mutant Monster Killer Snow Goons Story Remix
  8. What Happened to Little Red Riding Hood?
  9. Music Man Remix
  10. Once Upon a Times

Survey and Homework

  1. Before you leave today, please respond to the Writing and Digital Media Survey to give me some basic information about your experience with digital media.
  2. Buy a copy of Writer/Designer: A Guide to Making Multimodal Projects. We will begin reading from this book next week, so you’ll want to get it ASAP.

Next session, we will go over some of the tools we’ll use for the course, and you’ll set up the accounts you’ll use. Friday, we’ll talk about what makes a webpage effective.


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