PLAN Workshop- Creating Digital Assignments

Description. Digital assignments serve several purposes in any course or discipline. They offer an opportunity for students to choose an appropriate genre and medium, to account for their choices within that medium, to enhance their digital skills in academic environments, and to reflect on how digital media alter their choices for specific disciplinary audiences. In this workshop session, led by Rachel Gramer, you are encouraged to bring in an assignment (existing or future) that you might like students to create using digital tools. You will be given the opportunity to consider how a digital assignment might benefit your classroom by seeing assignment and rubric examples and discussing them with other teachers. Whether you are teaching now, or in the future, you will learn strategies for creating digital assignments and be given time to begin composing your own assignment.


Learning Outcomes. As a result of this session, participants will be able to:

1. Enhance their knowledge of digital assignments and their implications for teaching

2. Identify the affordances of digital assignments for students across a variety of disciplines

3. Receive pedagogical support for the creation and evaluation of digital assignments

4. Begin composing your own digital assignment


Presenter(s). Rachel Gramer is the Digital Media Research Assistant for Dr. Mary P. Sheridan in the Department of English. Her primary work in this position involves research-based digital initiatives for digital composition, research, and pedagogy for graduate students, teaching assistants, and instructors. Her research focuses on teachers as learners in social spaces, the institutional construction of professional identity, narratives about professional practice, and risk-taking in teaching environments. She joined UofL in 2013, and is currently in coursework in the Ph.D. program in rhetoric and composition at the University of Louisville.


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Wednesday, November 19, 2014 at 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Bingham Humanities Building, 204
2216 S. First Street Walk , Louisville, Kentucky, 40208

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Training & Development, Academic




School of Interdisciplinary and Graduate Studies, PLAN


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