EGO: Workshop on Conferences 10/26/2011
Taking the Show on the Road: Conference Workshop
Time: Oct. 28th, 1-3
Place: BAL 2019
Hosted by The English Graduate Organization
So you’ve written a brilliant paper? Maybe you have a great idea and want some feedback? Need to build your CV? Time to share your genius with the world! Conferences offer academics just such opportunities. However, finding and applying to the right conference can be a daunting task. In this workshop, we will explore the process one might go through in order to have a productive conference experience. Questions that will be addressed include: How does one find conferences and CFPs related to one’s subfield? What process does one go through to apply? What should a novice presenter expect on a panel? How should one prepare? We will have a brief presentation followed by a roundtable. Here’s your opportunity to ask questions!
I don't quite know why the original handout had two owls on it; however, in keeping with the original, I found this image of two owls (I think the same breed/species).
CC image posted at Flickr by MrClean1982
FYI...I won't be on campus for my office hours today (Monday 10/24). I will be on campus for 5-10 hours each day Tues-Fri; so I decided to try to get some work done at home today. Feel free to email me with any questions or if you need to schedule a synchronous chat.
I've decided we'll only meet synchronously from 7:10-8:15pm on Wednesday. I will then use the rest of the class period to meet with the face-to-face students about their projects. (F2F students, you will draw for which order you meet in; so be sure to bring work with you to keep busy.) Online students, let's schedule a 30 minute virtual chat (phone, Skype, etc.) for sometime over the next week or so. Propose times here: https://tungle.me/rrodrigo/ (Please note that you can only propose up to 6pm; it is because I'm also scheduling undergrad major advising sessions. If you need a later time slot, email me with 3-4 days/times.)
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Tonight's Online Meeting Location: WebEx 10/12/2011
Although I don't have a lesson plan up yet, I wanted to make sure you had the instructions for how to access WebEx. I'll be sure to have a "keep busy" activity ready so that we can get everyone (including myself) up and running.
Instructions are located HERE
Keep on Keepin On 09/30/2011
I want to thank everyone for their patience on Wednesday night. Due to the weather some people couldn't not attend (f2f or virtually). I think ODU had some in/out Internet glitches as well. So we've got a week of asynchronous activities. Since it is a little more than 3 hours, I want to offer the credit of one reading & thinking blog entry for completing all of the activities for this week's work.
I wanted to share a few other things. In class I was going to show you how to "publish" various notes and/or resource lists using Diigo. Instead I made one more video for you. Both of these "publishing" options were ones I suggested you do for a Brain Rules Notetaking Challenge.
On that note, I wanted to share this video I just found and watched. It helps confirm that what/why/how of the Notetaking Challenge. It could also be a fun one to share with students and/or administrators!
I also wanted to share with you this announcement of Juxio discontinuing its services. This is a perfect example of the danger of using web based applications (especially free ones). It definitely should get you thinking about how you can archive materials. For example, if I had a Juxio I really liked (and I'm bummed I never really got the chance to develop one), I could take still screen captures of it and/or do a video screencapture describing what/why/how I developed it. Think about that last option as something you can have students to both archive a multimedia project within a more secure media (video) as well as reflect on what rhetorical choices they made.
Finally, I was wondering how/why many of your Prezis looked similar. Prezi now does templates! Ha; I didn't know that! From playing with prezi, watching what others do with prezi, and facilitating a workshop or two on prezi, I've come up with the following three types/categories of how a prezi is organized:
Upcoming (Local) Conferences 09/22/2011
If you want to be a scholar, I can't stress how important it is to go to conferences. You have to meet and talk with people in the field. Not that you can't do that through the internet; however, there is a level of connection that occurs with hallway or happy hour chatter at a conference. There are three conference I would like all of you to sincerely consider proposing papers/presentations for and/or attending. I am always happy to talk to you about any proposal you want to make (just give me more than "It's due tomorrow" response time).
North Carolina Symposium on Teaching Writing (see handout), Feb. 10-12
Nice, intimate (aka, small) conference focusing on teaching writing, especially at undergrad levels. VERY grad student friendly. Cheap registration fee. This is at NC State in Raleigh, relatively short drive however you'll need to figure out sleeping arrangements for one or two nights. I'm looking into van/carpool and cheap location to stay. Proposals are due October 7.
TYCA-SE, Feb. 22-25
Although TYCA generally focuses on two year colleges, they are generally welcoming of anyone who wants to talk about teaching dev/basic, 100 & 200 level English courses. TYCA-SE is in Virginia Beach this year. So really, there is no excuse for those of you who are local not to attend. Those of you who are not local, email me if you want to come in. We'll figure out some way for you to stay cheap/free for one or two nights. Most of the projects you will design for this class are things that audience would want to hear about. Proposals are due November 15.
Computers & Writing 2012, May 17-20
Again, back to NC State (go Susan and the NC State folks for hosting some good conferences this year). Like I mentioned in class last night, this is a large enough conference to be "robust & diverse;" how small enough that you can really get to meet and hang out with folks. C&W is also very welcoming of graduate students. Since you never know where it will be, it is good to take advantage of C&W being relatively local. Usually C&W host campuses open up student dorms for a cheap housing option; the website doesn't seem to mention whether or not NC State will be doing that. Again, we can look into a van option. Proposals are due October 22.
CC image posted at Flickr by Jeffrey Beall