Posts Tagged: syllabus

Syllabus – David Carr’s “Press Play” Class

An innovative syllabus, published on Medium – for a 2014 class at BU – as much about circulation as it is about making great writing. Carr is a smart guy with serious (media) journalism experience. Here’s a taste of the “voice” of these assignments: “While writing, shooting, and editing are often solitary activities, great work emerges in the spaces between people. We will be working in groups with peer and teacher edits. There will be a number of smaller assignments, but the goal is that you will leave here with a single piece of work that reflects your capabilities as a maker of media. But remember, evaluations will be based not just on your efforts, but on your ability to bring excellence out of the people around you.”

A few links to start discussion on Jan. 29th

Steven Hammer at SJU in Philadelphia – his “active” spring 2015 courses include visual rhetoric and digital storytelling. During fall 2014 he taught an audio design and production class.

Casey Boyle at UT-Austin – he has materials up for half a dozen courses built around his specialties in digital rhetoric, including a writing with sound class and a class on spatial rhetorics and locative media.

Jim Brown at Rutgers-Camden – his course archive includes a wide range of classes, perhaps of particular interest to people working on classes that involve videogames (esp. as/and the literary), interfaces, or writing-and-code.

Jennifer Proctor – filmmaker and media artist based in Ann Arbor; lots of great resources for teaching video.

Mark Sample at Davidson – many courses from both Davidson and GMU, including Future & History of the book, Videogames in Context, Intro to Digital Studies.

Jentery Sayers at U Victoria – you have to look around bit to find specific course materials in his portfolio, but he is particularly good on sound pedagogy stuff and on using/developing/teaching DH methods (with Modernist texts in particular). Also worth note: his DH perspective is deeply rooted in cultural studies training.

Quinn Warnick at Virginia Tech – is another digital rhetoric specialist who teaches a range of courses; it may be worth clicking through to some of the semester-specific websites for Developing Online Content (a class that used to be called “Writing for the Web”) and/or Writing and Digital Media. (Especially if you teach in our PPW program.)

Anne Wysocki at Wisconsin-Milwaukee – this website hasn’t been updated since 2011, but there’s a class on animating writing that’s intriguing, and the document design class is worth a look (if only for the way the course has both a conceptual description and a concrete description).

Elizabeth Losh at UC San Diego (director of their Culture, Art, and Technology Program) – classes include digital poetics, feminist dialogues on technology, media seductions, and public rhetoric.

Stephanie Strickland – a single, intriguing syllabus from a practitioner’s perspective for a class called Approaching New Media Poetry.

Information for the Writing with Video class at the University of Illinois – this has been around since 2005; it has now been taught by a wide range of instructors and been subject of a lot of development conversations.

Not yet fully composed, but already featuring some amazing resources: the curate pedagogy project’s list of keywords for digital pedagogy.

A blog post from Mu Lin collecting links to various digital journalism syllabi.