September 7, 2012, 8:00 am
[This is a collaborative post written by Brian Croxall, Ryan Cordell, and Adeline Koh.–@bc]
As of this week, registration for the 2013 MLA Convention has begun. While there is always lots to do at the convention, we want to draw your attention to three associated events that you may want to sign up for as well.
1. A Digital Pedagogy Unconference
If you would like to talk with other people working in the modern languages about different methods, philosophies, or assignments for integrating digital technology into the classroom, you might be interested in the Digital Pedagogy Unconference. This three-hour preconvention workshop on 3 January 2013 will use the unconference format that has been popularized in academia by THATCamp.
The unconference will provide an opportunity for participants to come together, share ideas and experiences with one another—including things that…
May 4, 2011, 3:00 pm
Today in my literary theory and writing course I found yet another great use for Google Docs, one of our favorite subjects here at ProfHacker. Specifically, I used Google Docs Forms to structure an in-class peer review workshop.
I’ve asked my class to submit all of their writing via Google Docs this semester. Google Docs are easier to comment on and return to students. My students and I also don’t need to worry about which version of a given document is attached to which email, since we share a online documents rather than exchanging files. Though there have been a few technical hiccups, on the whole, managing a revision-heavy class has been much easier through Google Docs than it ever was via email or CMS.
Google Docs has also made previous in-class workshops easier. Students share their documents with their peer reviewers, who can all view, discuss, and comment on the document…