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Beta Reader and Review Policy : Ada: A Journal of Gender, New Media, and Technology
An option to peer review, as implemented at Ada. Yet another new literacy practice. "Beta readers are writers who work with authors to provide critical and constructive feedback, including help with organization, development and progression of an argument, and mechanical recommendations before the work is submitted for peer review (or in some cases, for articles submitted for peer review that are not quite ready for the light of day)." what we have to p're
peerreview  DH  review  newliteracy  Styleguide 
january 2013 by mcmorgan
Notes, Lists, and Everyday Inscriptions | The New Everyday
In this cluster of The New Everyday we examine new everyday inscriptions, both the scholarly and the utterly mundane – from the grocery list to the collaboratively organized and annotated archive. The nine essays in this cluster focus on notes both physical and virtual, found and made, formal and informal, collaboratively and individually created, means-to-ends and ends-in-themselves.
new_epistemology  notes  notetaking  notebooks  newliteracy 
october 2010 by mcmorgan
Critical Literacy Course
PLE/Critical Literacies open course from Plearn CA. Start here to see how the model works.
de  ple  openeducation  opencourse  newliteracy 
june 2010 by mcmorgan
The Ed Techie: Social media learning principles
Martin Weller on six principles to keep in mind while designing networked instruction.
1. <embed> is the universal acid of the web – we should build around it.
2. Simple with reach trumps complex with small audience.
3. Sharing is a motivation to participation - so make it easy and rewarding to do.
4. Start simple and let others build on top
5. Providing limitations frames input (Cf twitter, 12seconds, etc)
6. Complexity resides in the network not the application
newmedia  newliteracy  socialmedia  design  educationaldesign  teaching  coursedesign 
july 2009 by mcmorgan
Studies Explore Whether the Internet Makes Students Better Writers - Chronicle.com
OV of the Stanford study, and the usual suspects comment on facility v quality.
literacy  newliteracy  fyc 
june 2009 by mcmorgan
Capitol Words
A set of filters for working with word frequency of the congressional record. By cloud, by time, by speaker. Get your George Lakoff ready.
tools  newliteracy 
may 2009 by mcmorgan
design and dasein: heidegger against the birkerts argument
"the most tendentious part of Birkerts's argument has little to do with the Kindle or context. It's that he believes humanity would wittingly adopt deficient tools at the expense of effective ones. This fundamental cynicism is, to a point, understandable; much of marketing and advertising, after all, devotes itself to convincing us that what's new is necessarily superior ... But Birkerts underestimates, I think, the functional and aesthetic requisites of an average reader. If Heidegger is right, then the catastrophic, decontextualized info-culture of Birkerts's imagination is patently absurd -- readers won't, in the short- or long-term, shutter our libraries just because some novel, convenient alternative has asserted itself.
books  reading  Kindle  ebooks  design  newliteracy  Birkerts 
april 2009 by mcmorgan
Birkerts - Resisting the Kindle - The Atlantic (March 2, 2009)
I see in the turning of literal pages—pages bound in literal books—a compelling larger value, and perceive in the move away from the book a move away from a certain kind of cultural understanding, one that I’m not confident that we are replacing, never mind improving upon.
books  reading  newmedia  newliteracy  Kindle  Birkerts  ebook 
april 2009 by mcmorgan
extraordinary book sculpture
"Dettmer's sculptures invite us to think about deeply-held taboos around the sanctity of books as objects; a conversation that recurs - especially in the context of e-readers - around discussion of digitized text."
newmedia  newliteracy  books  book_culture  sculpture  ebook  Kindle 
april 2009 by mcmorgan
MediaShift . Digging Deeper::NYU Professor Stifles Blogging, Twittering by Journalism Student | PBS
After New York University journalism student Alana Taylor wrote her first embed report for MediaShift on September 5, it didn’t take long for her scathing criticism of NYU to spread around the web and stir conversations.
newliteracy  newmedia  print  socialpractices  dangers 
september 2008 by mcmorgan
MediaShift . Embedded at NYU::Old Thinking Permeates Major Journalism School | PBS
Embedded student reports on NYU: "NYU does not offer the kinds of classes I want. It continues to focus its core requirements around learning how to work your way up the traditional journalism ladder. Here is the thinking I find here:

1. Get an internship at a magazine or newspaper. “This is good for your resume.”
2. Bring the New York Times to class. The hard copy. “It’s the only way to get the news.”
3. Learn how to write for a magazine or newspaper. “Writing for blogs or websites is not journalism.”
4. Become an editor at a magazine or newspaper. “This is the only respectable position.”
journalism  print  newliteracy  newmedia 
september 2008 by mcmorgan
Andrew Keen - on Media, Culture and Technology
Read an excerpt from Cult of the Amateur in a flash mock mini-book. Wanna see a metaphor?
newliteracy  newmedia  gimmickry 
june 2008 by mcmorgan
Transliteracy: Crossing Divides, Thomas et al
Transliteracy might provide a unifying perspective on what it means to be literate in the twenty–first century. It is not a new behavior but has only been identified as a working concept since the Internet generated new ways of thinking about human comm
literacy  socialpractices  newliteracy  newmedia 
may 2008 by mcmorgan
Shawn Blanc » NetNewsWire: Just What You Wanted
Review of NetNewsWire that has extra interest in *how* and *where* and *when* Shawn uses it.
rss  socialpractices  newmedia  newliteracy 
december 2007 by mcmorgan
Presentation Zen: David Byrne on PowerPoint: Freedom — who needs it?
It's about the content, and the degrees of choices. Constraints are good; they help construct meaning.
PowerPoint  presentations  newmedia  newliteracy 
july 2007 by mcmorgan
jill/txt: "weblogs: learning to write in the network"
"network literacy and how blogging is not simply keeping an electronic journal, it's distributed and collaborative; it's learning to think and write with the network. I'll also talk a bit about the ethics of insisting students blog in public."
blog  blogging  web2.0  literacy  erhetoric  newliteracy 
july 2007 by mcmorgan

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