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Multimodal Mondays: Makin’ it Funky at the 4Cs

posted: 3.30.15 by Andrea Lunsford

Today’s guest blogger is Kim Haimes-Korn.

It is clear that Multimodal Composition is “alive and well” in the field and in our writing classrooms.  I just got back from a great teacher experience at our annual, national Conference on College Composition and Communication — 4Cs — in Tampa, where digital writing is central to the conversation.  In his Chair’s address, “Funk, Flight, and Freedom,” Adam Banks spoke about the ways that the field of composition engages in the “funk.”  By that, he means that we are willing to “sweat and that we will look at all that pains us and still dance.” He extends to talk about the ways flight and freedom have always also been part of our discipline as we continually redefine ourselves in relation to the changing world in which we live. [read more]

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The Other March Madness

posted: 3.26.15 by Andrea Lunsford

I’m just back from Tampa and the 2015 CCCC meeting—what I always think of as “the other March Madness.”  If I’m counting correctly, this was my 45th Cs, consecutive except for 2012, when I was on a round-the-world Semester at Sea adventure.  The earliest meetings I attended were quite small and relatively brief:  it truly did seem as if everyone there knew everyone else.  This year, over 3000 scholar/teachers coursed through the Marriott Harborside and Convention Center from Tuesday evening through Sunday morning.  I felt as though I’d been there a month as I rushed from session to session and met with friends and former students from across the country.  [read more]

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CCCC

posted: 2.18.15 by Barclay Barrios

I just made my reservations for the Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC).  Wow, some lessons learned.

The first lesson: reserve rooms early.  I couldn’t get into the host hotel or the backup hotel or even the backup, backup hotel.  I’m only about a mile away from the conference but I know from past experience there is no greater pleasure than getting through a long day of panels and then simply stepping into an elevator and collapsing in my room. This year I will be taking a hike before collapsing.  I have to admit I was really kind of shocked. [read more]

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CCCC Multimodal Student Writing Showcase

posted: 2.2.15 by Andrea Lunsford

Last year, shortly after I returned from 4Cs in Indianapolis, I wrote this post about the Bedford/St, Martin’s Multimodal Student Writing Showcase event, which featured presenters from programs of all kinds, from all over the United States.

I ended by saying, “From where I stand, I think it’s safe to say that multimodal writing is alive and well and prospering in writing programs across the country.  No wonder that during the Bedford/St. Martin’s celebration, participants and attendees called for a follow-up celebration of student multimodal writing next year in Tampa – to loud applause.”

 

One of the many conversations about multimodal student writing at #4C14 in Indianapolis

What a treat to be able to report that there will be a follow-up celebration in Tampa! [read more]

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On Giving Thanks

posted: 11.24.14 by Andrea Lunsford

When I was a kid, Halloween was my favorite holiday of the year. My family was living in Tennessee, and our neighborhood was a real neighborly place. No store-bought costumes in those days: we dressed up in our parents’ clothes (many of us girls teetering around in our mother’s wedgie shoes) and went from house to house, where we were usually invited in for cookies or homemade fudge—or to bob for apples. My favorite night of the year. [read more]

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Grammar Issues—and Writing

posted: 3.26.14 by Susan Naomi Bernstein

Last week’s Conference on College Composition and Communication in Indianapolis included the Council of Basic Writing (CBW) workshop session, “CBW Talks Back.” As part of this workshop, organized by incoming CBW co-chair Michael Hill, we presented short talks to address issues with technology software marketed for our students.  [read more]

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Stormy Cs

posted: 10.31.13 by Barclay Barrios

Le sigh.  Once again my proposal has been declined for the Conference on College Composition and Communication.

It feels like any time I propose anything on technology—and I mean anything—I’m in.  But if I try to “break into” any other track it’s a no-go. [read more]

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A Larger WAW Presence at CCCC

posted: 3.27.13 by Elizabeth Wardle and Douglas Downs

We’ve all returned from CCCC with minds full of ideas and phones full of new contacts. This year’s was an excellent conference, with thought-provoking panels, and I came home ready to begin work on some new projects with various colleagues.

One of the biggest surprises to me at this year’s Cs was the number of panels directly or indirectly related to writing about writing. Some were led by people I knew, but many were not. Many included students, which seems quite in line with the underlying philosophy of the approach—to value what students know and can do. I didn’t have the chance to attend most of these panels, but I’m told that several were concerned with issues of reading in a writing about writing class. Yes, reading the material in Writing about Writing is difficult.  Doug and I like to remind people in the many workshops we give that teaching these articles to first-year students is not like teaching them to graduate students. We have to teach reading strategies, definitely, but we also have to focus on the larger picture: why are we having first-year students read these materials? Not to analyze every nuance of the underlying theories or methodologies, but to begin to think about writing, and their own writing, differently, and to begin to ask and answer their own questions about writing. [read more]

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Pioneer? Exemplar? Innovator!

posted: 3.26.13 by Traci Gardner

One of the things I inherited when I was appointed chair of the CCCC Committee on Computers inComposition and Communication (7Cs) in 1999 was a list of suggestions and to-do’s from the committee’s meeting at CCCC that year. The first thing on the list was a suggestion from Marcy Bauman to “Give an award to Fred [Kemp] to recognize his work.”

That to-do led me to draft criteria and guidelines for what was to become the 7C’s Technology Innovator Award. I remember several things about the process of bringing the award into being. First, there was the struggle with the name. We bounced around several possibilities on our committee discussion list, and a number of the members were in favor of something along the lines of “Technology Pioneer Award.” I was vehemently against it, based on a belief that the word pioneer was frequently gendered. I had found too many references to “pioneers and their wives” and to “pioneer women.” I would have none of that name. Ultimately, we settled on “Technology Exemplar Award.”

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CCCC 2013. Las Vegas, and the Miracle of ADHD: A Video Remix

posted: 3.25.13 by Susan Naomi Bernstein

On my recent journey to the Conference on College Composition and Communication 2013 (CCCC) in Las Vegas, Nevada, I could not stop taking pictures. The short version of my experiences is encapsulated—but far from contained—in the  below video I made from my photographs.  ADHD is like that, I have learned—an extreme concentration on capturing ephemeral sense impressions so that the afterimages stay pressed on the heart.

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