Last week, a group of graduate students and postdocs at NC State met for a book discussion of Cathy Davidson's Now You See It: How the Brain Science of Attention Will Transform the Way We Live, Work, and Learn. This discussion was part of the Fundamentals in Teaching workshop series at the Graduate School at NC State and facilitated by yours truly.
I have a confession I must make:
When I was in highschool and undergrad, I HATED collaborative group work. Absolutely HATED it. But I'm recovering.
I recently found an awesome online gadget I thought would be of interest to the HASTAC community. Many of you may know that if you click the first link (not including superscripts or parentheticals) in any Wikipedia article, and continue for several clicks, you will eventually end up at the Philosophy page. Well, someone has developed a tool to show how any number of topics of your choice all lead back to philosophy: http://www.xefer.com/wikipedia
This is one section of a paper I am currently working on about the rhetoric surrounding the Google Book Search controversy. In this paper, I'll be focusing on two forums of this debate: the general public and higher education. Here I am comparing a section of the Google Book Search Settlement to a popularized version. I'll be translating this paper into a web resource that I hope to share with HASTAC soon. So here's your chance to weigh in: how do you think Google Books, in particular the "fight" surrounding the technology, matters to students and teachers in higher education?
I am in my 4th semester at North Carolina State University, pursuing an M.A. in English with an emphasis in rhetoric and composition. I am thrilled to be a part of the HASTAC scholars community for the first time.
I've noticed a fad of bullet listing in our introductory posts. They are quite convenient. So here's my contribution.
My research interests include: