Ohio State announces the
2013 DMAC Institute, May 13-May 24
DMAC 2013 is no longer accepting new registrants. Registration for DMAC 2014 will begin during Fall 2013.
The Ohio State University's Department of
English and the Digital Media Project are proud to host a two-week
institute on the effective use of digital media in college composition
classrooms. Participants will explore a range of contemporary digital
literacy practices—alphabetic, visual, audio, and multimodal—and apply
what they learn to the design of meaningful assignments, syllabi,
curricula, and programs.
Among other activities, participants will
• design, create and use web texts,
online portfolios, video projects, audio essays, and other digital
• experiment with different
genres of digital representation (e.g., documentary, literacy
autobiography, interview) and primary resources (e.g., letters,
photographs, maps, sound recordings);
• discuss the complex issues of access,
equity, agency, and literacy using the perspectives of both theory and
practice to unpack these important concepts.
The goal of DMAC is to suggest and encourage
innovative rhetorically–based approaches to composing that students and
faculty can use as they employ digital media in support of their own
educational and professional goals, in light of the specific context at
their home institutions and within their varied personal experiences.
Knowledgeable staff members will provide
individualized assistance and support as participants explore digital
media. All instruction will take place in computer lab/classrooms
nationally recognized as models of excellence.
Both faculty and graduate scholars are warmly
invited to attend. No previous experience with digital media is
required. As of 2010, we have a new process for you to receive
graduate credit through your home institution. If you would like to
receive graduate credit from your institution, please have your advisor
contact Cindy Selfe (email@example.com)
so that she can document the work and number of class hours you are
completing. Room and board costs vary according to
you! This was so helpful and educational and such a supportive learning
environment to test ideas out. I will be taking away so much and
implementing most of it into my classes!
lab assistants were truly "assistants" rather than "monitors," people
who not only could help but were genuinely interested in doing so.
These folks modeled for us another crucial component of making
multimodal composition instruction work--the absolute necessity of
support staff to multiply the effectiveness of lead instructors by
giving people pinpoint, on-task advice and assistance in working with
unfamiliar equipment, software, and writing.
you for providing such a safe yet challenging learning
environment. You created such an atmosphere of collaboration and
congeniality. I felt at home; I felt comfortable asking questions; I
felt stretched to my mental limits (good thing!); I felt reassured that
what I'm doing as a professional is on track; I felt gratified in what
I accomplished (even though it's unfinished); and I felt like I found
some real mentors who care about my progress and contributions to the
field. You are tops, the "bees knees," the best I've encountered in
graduate instruction ?. Thanks for such a wonderful, growing, powerful
learning experience. DMAC rocks! You do the rhet/comp field proud.
You guys did an incredible
job! The DMAC was well-planned and organized ahead of time, but you all
were flexible and able to adapt to meet the needs of the participants
as they arose. It was amazing to me the depth and breadth of
instruction you guys packed into 2 intense (but fun!) weeks. I hope I
can come again. I will definitely recommend DMAC highly!
DMAC Participant 2007
For more information, contact:
Krista Bryson, Associate Director, DMAC
Department of English ~ The Ohio State University
164 W. 17th Ave., Denney Hall 421
Columbus, OH 43210
614.292.6065 ~ firstname.lastname@example.org