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Reimagining Writing

February 22, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 2:45 pm

Digital Learning Day, February 22, 2018, #CCCDLDay

This event is part of our CCC Digital Learning Day program.

Presenter 1:

Meg PhelpsTransforming a Writing Assignment with Creativity and Digital Curation

Meg Phelps, @YourTeacherMeg, Art History Professor, Ventura College

My “Make Your Own Museum” assignment directs students to design their own virtual museum for my art appreciation class using Adobe Spark. They develop online literacy, basic skills for content creation, exercise their own creativity, and produce a beautiful product for a student portfolio.

Presenter 2:

Suzanne WakimWhat Would a Textbook Created by Students Look Like?

Suzanne Wakim, @SuzanneWakim, Biology Professor, Butte College

If given the chance to create a textbook, what would students want to include and how would they want to present the information? I decided to find out. Over the course of 5 semesters, my online honors biology class will be building a biology textbook. The first semester’s class built an outline for the book, the second identified good sources for information, and the third started the first draft. Next semester, we will finish the first draft and then we will begin editing students’ contributions. The class uses Google Docs to create their content as well as comment on other student contribution. I will discuss how I structured the assignments and how students work through the process.

Duration: 45 minutes
Cost: Free

Registration required. If you cannot attend the live session, an archive will be available to registered participants one week after the scheduled live event.

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Session Resources:

Resources in support of Meg’s presentation:

Resources in support of Suzanne’s presentation:

  • This Butte Biology site presents the steps for designing a course where students collaboratively write a textbook. The site also presents strategies for using these steps independently or in sequence for different approaches of course design.
  • This Google folder contains the instructions and student-built documents from each stage of the textbook writing process to date.

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February 22, 2018
2:00 pm - 2:45 pm
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