‘Videoing’ Methods and Modalities for Transforming Digital Composition – Cs 2018 Presentation Materials

Here are some materials from my Cs 2018 presentation, “‘Videoing’ Methods and Modalities for Transforming Digital Composition.” You can access some of the videos I discuss here:

Powerpoint slides (some slides contain video clips that may or may not be accessible through PPT):
Video Analysis

Transcripts for the videos within the PPT: Transcripts_VanKooten_Cs2018


Mapping Terrains & Navigating Bridges – resources

Below, please find resources from our panel presentation at Mapping Terrains and Navigating Bridges, a conference held at Macomb Intermediate School District on June 24, 2017.

PPT slides from panel presentation: “Technical Writing and Digital Rhetorical Spaces”

Assignment from WRT 160 – Proposal for Research Inquiry
Assignment from WRT 160 – Annotated Bibliography
Assignment from WRT 160 – Inquiry through Video
Assignment from WRT 160 – Inquiry through Written Research

Assignment from WRT 382 – Job Package
Assignment from WRT 382 – Business Correspondence
Assignment from WRT 382 – Proposal
Assignment from WRT 382 – Progress Report
Assignment from WRT 382 – Group Research Project
Assignment from WRT 382 – Research Report
Assignment from WRT 382 – Pecha-Kucha Presentation

Multimodal Training

Oakland University Writing Center
Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Discussion of the Reading:
Drawing on “Toward a Rhetorically-Sensitive Assessment Model for New Media Composition,” jot down an answer to the following questions:
1.  What is new media / multimodal composition? Why does a writing tutor need to know?
2.  What is useful from the assessment theory reviewed in VanKooten’s chapter (in “The Landscape” and “Building the Model” sections) for thinking about writing center appointments?
3.  How might you use VanKooten’s assessment model (or elements of it) in a writing center appointment?

Discussion of “Karnik Pet Lodge”
1. Describe your “reading” of the video: what’s the video’s purpose? What do you see and hear? What’s working, and how do you know?  What’s not working so well?
2. Join forces with a partner, and write down 5 questions you might ask this author in a writing center appt.

Role Play with The Society of LSA Scholars website:
1.  With a partner, role play a writing center appointment using this text, with one person playing the author and the other the tutor.
2.  Debriefing: what was challenging about tutoring this student?  What worked well?


Game On! Grizzlies, or, bragging on WRT 330 students

I have to take just a few minutes to brag on the students in WRT 330 Digital Culture.  Yesterday, they hosted a community event for Oakland University students called “Game On! Grizzlies” which also served as a benefit for Beaumont Children’s Hospital.  The event was in fulfillment of the Digital Activism Project for our course, which asked them to design a community-based event, launch a social media campaign, and compose accompanying printed and digital texts.

“Game On! Grizzlies” was a unique challenge for us because students in the course are commuter students who drive to campus daily and haven’t been heavily involved with campus events.  Designing, marketing, and writing for an on-campus event like “Game On! Grizzlies” was a new experience, and the class really came together as a community (both in-person and digitally) to make the event a success.  We played games, tweeted, ate pizza, got to know each other better, posted to Facebook, met new people, and raised money for Beaumont.

Read more about the event on The Beaumont Blog: “Oakland University Students Gaming to Benefit Beaumont Children’s Hospital” and in The Oakland Press: “Oakland University Students Host Game Day to Relieve Stress.”