Course: WRIT 8: Writing with Media
Project Site: Resource Site
Overview: The site was developed to provide students with scaffolding or the blog activity assigned in their Writing with Media course. The site itself serves as a project example and provides resources for the design and development of their projects.
Student Assignment: The blog that you will produce for this course will be the place where you can practice and experiment with multimodal composition. You will be free to create a blog on anything topic you like. The only requirements are:
- that your blog is tied together by a set of questions or ideas to be explored,
- that each of your posts pursues and analyzes a question or claim, and
- that each of your posts will employ several modes.
In other words, it won’t be enough to just write your blog. You’ll need to include images, videos, and podcasts. You’ll also want to think very carefully about the design of your blog. What will you call it? What tone will you take? What design elements will you employ? Remember that this blog will be public. It should keep its audience in mind. It should look professional. It should be something that you can continue to develop after the course ends.
Blog posts will be due every Monday. You can post more frequently, if you like. You will also be asked to read, critique, and respond to your classmates’ blogs (not all of them; rather I will assign you different blogs to read as the term progresses). Every student can elect to take one Monday off — choose any Monday you want that suits your schedule.
Tools: WordPress, Fireworks
Faculty: Karen Gocsik
Instructional Designers: JoAnn Gonzalez-Major