GPACW Annual Conference - 2011
Friday - Saturday, October 21 - 22, 2011
Dakota State University, Madison, South Dakota, home of DSU's programs in English for New Media and Professional and Technical Communication
New Ways of Reading / New Ways of Writing
Keynote Bio: Holladay Penick is the Creative Director of GiantChair, Inc., a company specializing in metadata distribution for the independent and academic publishing industry. She has also worked with the Institute for the Future of the Book on the development and implementation of educational tools, such as Commentpress and Sophie , as well as web-based Institute experiments, including The Golden Notebook Project . She has led workshops on open source technology at the University of Southern California, Columbia University and Georgetown University, and is a Visiting Scholar at New York University.
The 15th Annual Great Plains Alliance for Computers and Writing invites presentations related to the theme of new ways of reading and writing made possible by the many new spaces in which reading and writing take place today.
By "new spaces" we mean everything from Facebook to WordPress, from the IPad to the IPod, from InDesign to your email inbox. Wherever new ways of reading open new possibilities for writing in digital spaces, or where new ways of writing in digital spaces have engendered new possibilities for reading and defining literacy, we want to hear about it.
As always, we also welcome any presentations that enhance our understanding of the complex relationships among computers, computer-mediated technologies, and composition.
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Proposed individual presentations should be expected to run about 15 minutes. Proposed group presentations / panels should be expected to run about 45 minutes. Proposals should be limited to 250 words.
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Friday, October 21
- Breakfast / On Site Registration in Mundt Foundation (Mundt Library, lower level) / 9:00am
- (Parking is available in the Library parking lot and on nearby streets.)
- (Internet Access is available through the "FreeDSU" open network. Just scan for it!
Session 2 / 10:45am - 11:45am - 201 Mundt Library
- Session 1 / 9:30am - 10:30am - 201 Mundt Library
- Micromessages and Amalgamated Composition: The Short and the Long of Writing in the Age of Micro Media
- Anything but PowerPoint?
- Justin Blessinger, Dakota State University
- Presentation Links: Prezi | Rubric
Lunch / Keynote Presentation 12:00pm - 1:15pm - Mundt Foundation Area
- Freshman and Formatting
- Jonathon Heide, Minnesota State University, Mankato
- Drinking the Electric Kool-Aid: Transmedia, Immersion, and LSD
- Matt Barton, St. Cloud State University
- A New Way of Reading and Writing: Wikis as a Tool for Corporate Communication
- Delissa Tabery, Minnesota State University, Mankato
Session 3 / 1: 30pm - 2: 30pm - 201 Mundt Library
- "The Digital Gift: Sharing, Intimacy, Narrative, and the Difficulty of the Digital. "
Session 4 / 2:45pm - 3:45pm
- Writing Course Design in Online Spaces
- Theresa Henning, Southwest Minnesota State University
- Infusing the Rhetorical into the Virtual: Facilitating a Textually-Conducted Classroom Debate While in a Virtual Classroom Environment
- Matt Helm, St. Cloud State University
Session 5 / 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Dinner On Your Own
- English and New Media: So How's the Honeymoon Going?
- John S. Nelson, Deana Hueners-Nelson, Stacey Berry, Justin Blessinger, Dakota State University
- Under Glass--English for New Media Majors Making It New (undergraduate presentation)
- Ashley Vetch, Juan Valdez, Catheryn Vogel, Dan Crisler, Angie Timms
Saturday, October 22
- Restaurant List
- Mixed Blood Theater: "According to Coyote" -7:00pm - Trojan Center Underground
- Play Rehearsal - 8:00pm - Dakota Prairie Playhouse
- Workshop 1 / 9:45am - 10:45am - 113 Beadle Hall
- Workshop 2 / 11:00am - 12:00pm - 113 Beadle Hall