Ohio State announces the 2015 DMAC Institute, May 11-May 22


Registration is currently open, and seats are filling!

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. No previous experience with digital media is required.

Among other activities, participants will

•  design, create and use web texts, online portfolios, video projects, audio essays, and other digital compositions;

•    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. If you're a graduate student and would like to receive graduate credit from your institution, please have your advisor contact Cindy Selfe ( so that she can document the work and number of class hours you are completing.

If, after exploring this site, you'd like more information, contact:

Trey Conatser
Associate Director, DMAC

421 Denney Hall
Department of English
The Ohio State University
164 W. 17th Ave.
Columbus, OH  43210